Nightmares

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I’ve been having nightmares recently and it has been killing my sleep. Waking up at 3 a.m. in a panic sucks when it takes an hour to fall back asleep again. No common thread to the dreams or anything. My mind is just working overtime I guess.

Toronto and Poland

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The first shot is from Toronto. Night time at the GO train station, the other four are Warsaw Poland. The more I think back on my time there, the more I know that I want to go back. Poland is a great country and I quite enjoyed my time there.

Rain Rain Everywhere

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It seems like the whole world is underwater right now. Mass flooding in Europe and Canada. Beijing has been getting it’s share of rain too, but not to the same level as the previously mentioned places. Might be a good time to buy a Nikonos underwater camera.

I recently celebrated another year on this planet. Today was my birthday shopping spree at the camera market. Some new developing trays, 20 packs of D-76, 20 packs of D-72 and a box of Shanghai 4×5 film. I love shooting film.

All shot on my trusty Leica M2 in Warsaw Poland. All shot on Arista Premium 400 (Kodak Tri-x 400)

Poland, humble beginnings of a journey

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Cross

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Birds

These photos are from Warsaw Poland. I had just left Canada after spending Christmas and New Years there (with a brief jump to the Dominican Republic for Amie and Clayton’s wedding) This was really what I considered the start of my trip even though I had been on the road for six weeks already. Despite the repeated jet lag of long term travel, I had no problems getting motivated to go out and shoot. After all, the temperature was a good 25’C warmer than Saskatoon. The snow in the photos should be a good indication of just how cold Saskatoon was while I was there.

I feel that it takes a special kind of person to travel long-term. Packing away everything and living out of a backpack is both liberating and scary. This was not my first time doing it, not my second, not my third. It is something that I quickly became addicted to. I love the feeling of being on the road with no destination or plan in mind. For this trip, the furthest that I planned was booking a ticket to Warsaw, after that I let current situations and feelings dictate the course that my trip would take.

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The details. All shot with a Leica M2 with either a Voigtlander 35 1.4 or a nikkor 50 1.4 on Kodak Tri-X, developed in D76 1:1.