It's been a long two-plus years. A pandemic short-circuited our long distance walking plans but, in place of those, my Polaroid adventures kept me company. The whole idea behind WalkClickMake has always been to look for the mysterious ways walking, photography and making things might artfully intersect. Certainly the latter two activities have come to... Continue Reading →
Looking for a good long walk on one of Winnipeg's first spring-like days? This Saturday, join tour leaders Gail Perry and David Firman for a unique walk from our house to YWG, Winnipeg's international airport. It's our contribution to Jane's Walk 2022. This is a fun but long walk so be sure to read the... Continue Reading →
It's a crazy idea, something you're not supposed to do. But walking to YWG, whether for pleasure or to catch a plane, is entirely possible. Your hosts, Gail Perry and David Firman, have done it for the adventure of exploring places off most pedestrian road maps and, on many occasions, to catch flights to far... Continue Reading →
Walks are sequential events. So, it seems to me that the comic book/manga/fumetti/graphic novel format would be an ideal means of presenting a photo walk. Here's a little experiment.
My Polaroid work of late has been entirely in colour, using the latest iteration of Polaroid SX-70 colour film. However, for some time I have coveted the opportunity to play with Polaroid's Black and White SX-70 film. After all, I was a black and white film photographer for twenty-plus years leading up to my introduction... Continue Reading →
While I work to get the planned book for my From Our Windows project completed—and you will be hearing more about that progress soon—I have ventured outside with my SX-70 Polaroid camera in-hand. To start, here is a selection of instant photos taken a mere 100 metres from my front door along the banks of... Continue Reading →
Ordinarily, I would recommend a walk down the frozen surface of Omand’s Creek, the perfect antidote for these COVID-19 days of uncertainty and social-distancing. At its mid-winter best, this is a walk with some risk—crawling on ice through a steel conduit, for example—but spring is closing in, temperatures are rising and water can already be... Continue Reading →
I’m proud to announce the publication of Navigating Hope. This is the seventh in my Ways To Walk series of small softcover books documenting—through photography, prose and map graphics— a number of my short, mostly Winnipeg walks in search of nothing in particular other than some vague understanding of where I am at any particular... Continue Reading →
Welcome to a year in the life of our greyhound/lurcher Styxx, compressed into twelve daily posts leading up to Christmas. Nose-to-nose with Gail on Gimli Beach.
October 20, 2019 The tour starts at 1:00 PM Meet at 521 Raglan Road (in Wolseley) It looks like Sunday will be a pleasant fall day. So why not join us as we wind our way to Winnipeg's James Richardson International Airport. Here's our pitch: It's a crazy idea, something you're not supposed to do.... Continue Reading →