There should be nothing surprising about today’s walk to St. Boniface for a bowl of ramen at Dwarf no Cachette. These are well-trod, familiar paths between home and downtown and, just beyond that, St. Boniface. I’ve spent years and years trekking up and down Portage Avenue, taken thousands of ambles through Wolseley, West Broadway, Downtown and the Exchange District. There is a comfortable numbness that can set in to a walk through familiar territory. An expectation of what we know lies around the corner rather than the surprise and delight or trepidation over a new discovery around an unknown corner.
I need to rediscover, re-explore, re-think as I walk to St. Boniface. It’s an unusually warm day for February in Winnipeg. A delicate mist veils distant buildings. Overcast skies flatten the scene. Perhaps this will help the seeing process. (more…)
On September 17, 2015, an exhibition of my latest photographic project, Night Atlas, will open at the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. I’ll be at the opening, which runs from 7:00-10:00 PM so, if you have a chance, drop by and say hello.
Here are the details:
Night Atlas: Photographs by David Firman
September 17 to October 31, 2015
Opening: Sepember 17, 7:00 PM Winnipeg Architectural Foundation
266 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg