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Fujairah, Doha, Sharjah – March/April 2012

(Photos by: Sarah Dea/The National)

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Around CHINA (Beijing, Xian, Nanjing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai): October 2011

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Dear readers,

I can’t apologize enough for my absence. My fall/winter were swept up in a flurry of freelance and my posting laid collapsed beneath.

With the new year comes new projects, part of which I’ll share a snippet today.

I’ll update with some of my client work in the coming weeks. Patience, patience.

TORONTO, ON. JANUARY 19, 2011 – Ms. Hottart

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I always have a camera with me, even if it’s just my iPhone. It allows me to keep my memories in my pocket.

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Last Friday I had another visit with my friend Christian Aldo. In classic Christian fashion, he took me on an adventure (even if it was only across the street) to a defunct shoe store. Although the place had been up and running till last April, the store had an eerie hollow to it. The space oozed with history: from the wilting wallpaper to the questionably deliberate askew shoe displays – none of it made immediate sense.

I attempted to capture the quirkiness of the place while we meandered around and pried open a basement door that hadn’t been opened in almost 25 years. There was only a narrow alley on the other side.

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I recently completed a 2-day documentary workshop with legendary documentary photographer Donald Weber.

He gives you a week to complete an assignment series and helps to sequence and edit it at the end of that week. It was a truly enriching experience and fascinating to watch him think. My topic was “what emerges from the woodwork when darkness falls.” It was a challenging experience but I think I walked away with a new lease on storytelling. Here is a taste of what I did last week…I plan to continue this project in the months to come, but with a tweaked focus.

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It’s been a while since my last post.

A few things that have happened recently:

  • I won College Photographer of the Year in the Loyalist Pictures of the Month Contest.
  • I just moved to Toronto in preparation for my summer internship at the Toronto Star.
  • My camera is currently at the manufacturers because its condition started free falling at an alarming rate.

Here’s a teaser from a project I started working on yesterday. An explanation will come later.

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TORONTO, ON. May 17, 2009.

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I’ve recently embarked on a new documentary following the life of a practicing (and teaching!) Wiccan living in Trenton. She has quite a story to tell and I am looking forward to giving her a platform to tell it. Here’s a little snippet from the other day. Stay tuned…

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I recently placed first in the sports and multiple category in the Loyalist College Photo Contest for the month of November. I am now sitting at second place with 300 points, tied with my roommate, Paula Trotter.

Loyalist Gets Lanced

Bren’s Bakeshop

Belleville, ON. November 4, 2008 – A hand reaches for a cookie in a haze of warmth and sweetness.

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