Just returned from a short visit with family in Brantford this Easter weekend and spent Saturday morning photographing some urban grunge in Hamilton. My brother Tom was the guide who also photographs with the 5D Mark II. His work can be viewed here http://www.tomridout.com as well as http://www.in dustryous.com I needed the break as well as the excellent food and beverages served over the weekend 🙂 Enjoy!
Category Archives: Sunday Drive
Chantal and the boys are off camping for the week. That means a week of hard work, album building, slide show building and a quick trip to Toronto for a flash repair (that’s another story) Here is a short experimental clip from today as I helped build their new homes for the week.
Coming back from Ottawa a couple of weekends ago I had to pull over. The boys were getting restless and just wanted to get home….but they are getting used to my sudden stops.
This older gentlemen was sitting outside of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier doing his crossword. I liked the cigar smoke (I quit a year and a half ago)
I’m not sure what it is but I love finding old rusted cars. Late afternoon sun and just off the highway were these two rusting relics. I may create a large canvas of this one.
I am always fascinated by the sheer size and scope of abandoned buildings. Returning from Ridgetown Ontario this past weekend (shooting a wedding) I made a short stop in Brantford to visit family and friends. It was during a visit to a local photography studio, Empirical Photographic Arts that we decided to infiltrate the site and document this fifty-acre Greenwich/Mohawk site that included the former Massey Ferguson Farm machinery manufacturer. This blighted site has been a danger to the community for more than 30 years but after eight years of significant effort, the site is on the verge of being remediated. It is anticipated that the rehabilitation and integration of this site into the community will be a catalyst for the rejuvenation of the entire surrounding area. Time will tell… but until then it is a standing edifice to Brantfords prosperous past. I plan on returning.