Me reloaded is my way of saying its time to restart, begin a new year with some nice goals, plans to do new things, break some old bad habits, and keep some good ones. A good habit of mine is to look back upon the previous year and remember all the good times; it helps remember that life ain’t so bad and that many other good times are ahead.
The other day I pulled one of my famous all-nighters. I spent half the night in agony, convinced that one of my favourite shoots of the year was forever lost due to me thinking it was backed up and then deleted the only copy. Luckily though, it was merely a case of misplacing a folder into a place where it most certainly didn’t belong; GIMP (my image editing program), however, keeps a history of files edited and where they’re stored and I was able to find it. This however motivated me once and for all time to properly sort my backup files. Oh and, just in case that you’re getting bored reading and not seeing any prettiful images, here’s one from that shoot; it was a photowalk I went on in November with my photographer friends Marko and Christian @ Webster’s Falls, Spencer Gorge, Ontario.
So inspired by these fine fellows, I embarked on a walk down memory lane putting together a small collection of images from the past 12 months (in more or less of a chronological order). Enjoy =)
Kitchener band: The Weak Need
panorama of Caves @ Elora Gorge, Ontario
On a very strange and foggy morning at 5AM
I have very talented friends …
Some can bend their bodies in ways that it hurts me just to think about it
Others are exceptional interior decorators
Great [looking] musicians
Kitchener Latin pop-rock singer: David Juan
The unmistakeable Lady Jazz Williams
Others are just plain fun to be around
Later in the year I got to photograph the CD launching concert of one of the area’s brightest latin music stars, Glenda Del E
I witnessed the baptism of one of my dearest friends, Roxy of Toronto:
And met a fellow Kitchener photographer [Aaron Schwab] who initially I confused for Johhny Depp in Pyrus Cafe, downtown Kitchener one night. Can you blame me? Probably …my eyesight isn’t what it used to be.