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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Happy Anniversary

The light of my life. Happy four year Anniversary.

Throwback - Begonia - Juniper

The other night I went to see Begonia and Royal Canoe live at a bar here in Toronto. The show was amazing and I definitely recommend giving those bands a listen if you haven't already heard them. After seeing these guys play I remembered a video I shot/edited of Begonia for Fresh FM and Global News a few years back. It was supposed to be a kicker at the end of the Morning Show, but due to breaking news and a miscalculation of time by the producer (live TV, amirite?) approximately only five seconds of the video aired. I mean, this was a pretty quick and dirty production (set up, shoot, ingest at the end of one of my shifts, and then edited at the beginning of my next shift to have it air during the show that morning) but despite it having a fast turn around time it is still a shame to put work into something that never sees the light of day. Well today I'm changing that because I found a cut of it saved deep inside one of my hard drives. Here is Begonia performing Juniper. I hope you enjoy this throwback.