A Visit to Harlem via Grand Magazine

Screen Shot 2017-10-25 at 9.28.13 AMAfter visiting New York City numerous times over the past 5 years or so, I’ve come to understand why people love it. The vitality, resilience and complexity fills me with wonder at how so many people can coexist in such a small space, while maintaining a sense of autonomy.

On a visit last May with my spouse Kathy Storring, we explored Harlem the  neighbourhood where we were staying at a friend’s apartment. Kathy’s article and my photos were published in a recent edition of Grand Magazine: Living Well in Waterloo Region.

From neighbourhood parks to the famous Apollo Theatre, Harlem does not disappoint.

Click here  or on the image above to read the full article and see all the photos.

Wired in Chicago


Somehow we make beautiful things simply by working. Found on the wall of the rooftop car park at the Dominicks store near the corner of Damen and Chicago St in Chicago, IL.

Trains, planes and toilets


On a recent trip to New York City I flew from Toronto Island Airport to Newark New Jersey and caught the train to Manhattan.
The Newark Airport and it’s companion train station were exactly as I expected — the set of a near future scifi movie thriller. Something akin to scenes from Dave Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas.
Even the toilets had a surreal quality to them. Stainless steel over porcelain, who would make that choice?