It is no secret that I am not very fond of the cold Canadian winters. I actually detested being in Toronto so much that I decided to escape The Great White North and seek warmer climes. Being back in Toronto for just my second winter now after 12 years away, I am finally appreciating the four seasons we Canucks experience living here. If it had not been for my photographic passion, it is highly likely I would have managed to find a way to flee south once again.
For those of our readers who have never visited my home and native land, I am proud to share with you some images from each of our provinces and territories.
Canada is composed of ten provinces and three territories: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario (my home), Prince Edward Island aka. PEI, Quebec and Saskatchewan. The three territories are the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.
On any given weekend all over North America, cars gather at rural airports, old air force bases, and empty parking lots to participate in the motorsport of autocrossing. A closed-course timed competition pitting cars against one another via a classing system, autocross is a grassroots sport particularly popular in Vancouver.
On a stroll after dinner in the historic Gastown district of Vancouver, I explored the newly reopened Woodward’s building on the corner of W. Hastings and Abbott. Since 1903, Woodward’s was originally a department store and at one time stood as the premier shopping destination in Vancouver. Since it’s bankruptcy in 1993, this heritage of the city with a large neon “W” on top stood vacant, seldom used except for film shoots.
I’m pretty excited about this. Well, long story short, an editor at JPG Mag 8020 Media have been in contact with me since new years about one of my photographs considered for publication in their magazine. JPG Mag is a reader submission based magazine where photographers can upload photos onto their website under specific themes to be considered for publication. Voting is done by peers and editors get the final say. Competition is pretty tough as there are many talented photographers in the JPG community. One of my photos were voted for, chosen, and published. What an honor and a thrill.