Throwback Thursday - Punch Buggy, No Returns!

Yesterday was the final day of production for the iconic Volkswagen Beetle. The Beetle was originally meant to fulfill Hitler’s vision of the ‘people’s car’ and later adopted by hippies around the world. I remember driving around in my uncle’s Bug and thinking it was so bizarre that it had a tiny little flower vase built into the dashboard… What a strange little car. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s probably one of the most recognizable cars of all time.

In honour of this odd automobile reaching the end of the road here is an old VW Bug I spotted off the side of a dirt road near Winnipeg, Manitoba. These images were used in a feature I shot for Global News a few years back.

Farewell to the Beetle!

POTD 11.02.19

I’ve spent the past couple days in Winnipeg. I’ve always loved the way this city embraces the winter months. The extreme cold is no reason to be a sad butt who stays inside all of the time. Take a lesson from a Pegger, throw on your warmest wool socks and get out there and have some fun!

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POTD 30.01.19

This is what “feels like -32°C” looks like. These shots were all taken at Ashbridge’s Bay in Toronto, Ontario.

Dogsledding in Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve

A pair of pups pose for a picture.

A pair of pups pose for a picture.

A perfect mix of cute canines and winter sport, dogsledding is the quintessential Canadian Experience. These handsome hounds aren’t your typical household pets though - they’re elite athletes that live to run. I was lucky enough to join one of these packs of pups on a dogseld tour through the Haliburton Forest. Dashing through the snow on a six dog open sleigh! This might be one of my favourite winter activities ever. I’m excited to share a few of pics that I snapped along the way. Click below to see the full images and captions.

Edible Toronto: Canadian Ginger Company

I shot a handful of stills for a Magazine called Edible Toronto. Talia and I traveled out to the Canadian Ginger Company to meet the owner and get the tour of facility. The farm was located out by Caledonia, Ontario. Before this shoot I guess I had never seen fresh ginger because the ginger I know and love is always brown and barky. Fresh from the ground it is a vibrant pink and yellow. Super cool.

Be sure to pick up this issue of Edible Toronto to see these images in print, or check out the Digital Edition. Also, if you’re looking to stock up on some ginger head to the Canadian Ginger Company’s website and place an order!

Click on the thumbnails below to see the full image.

Purification Palace POTD 01.01.19

New year, new post. Happy New Year!

It looks like a high security prison, but it actually provides 45% of Toronto’s and York Region’s water. I’ve always found The R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant to be visually interesting. It feels very out of place and a little menacing. I guess that’s why it’s been used as a prison in the movie “Half Baked” and an evil headquarters in “Undercover Brother”. It definitely exudes that villainous hide-out vibe.