Quinpool Rd. and Vernon St., Halifax, May 12, 2008
None of this exists any more except for the road. Beautiful bricks are gone, sidewalk torn away, a new building is slowly coming up. I was sitting in Perks Coffee (RIP) back when I would carry a camera as much as possible. I totally forgot about this photo, the beauty of having my own archives and letting some things sit for eight years.
There is not as much action on the streets of Halifax as I was getting used to in Japan but there are some truly beautiful moments. I must talk myself into carrying a camera more from now. Things do change. People move on in many ways and buildings actually do come down from time to time.
The iPhone is just not cutting it. I have loved Instagram but once they got rid of the true timeline and introduced an algorithmic timeline I lost most of the deep appreciation. There are some fantastic photographic communities growing here. If only there were more hours in the day I could spend more time with my camera geek pals.
Digital is instant and great for workflow but our corporate digital overlords are robbing us of a richer experience. It’s just my opinion but people like Richard Stallman have a valid point of view regarding the loss of our freedoms in the digital age.
Life is richer with some analog goodness. Get a hockey stick, ride a skateboard, get out with your camera collection. Take some chances.
Yes, I am talking to myself but feel free to join me.