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Vicano Construction – Expositor Building

This is the recently renovated Expositor building that now houses Wilfred Laurier University students in downtown Brantford.  Originally home to the local newspaper, The Expositor, the university came to Vicano Construction to update and add on to the building to accommodate the new usage while still maintaining historical characteristics of the past.  Vicano, proud of this accomplishment and rightly so, hired me capture the building while emphasizing the life that surrounds it.

 

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Sarah St.Amand Interior Design

 

Here are some photographs I did for an interior designer last year.  Not only did I enjoy the opportunity to capture Sarah’s portrait, but also one of her kitchen projects for a client in Brantford, Ontario.  The great thing about her design style is that not only does she have a stunning sense of style but she also focuses on the little details that really bring the whole composition together. These images were also featured in the January 2014 edition of Reno Decor. It’s so fun to see my images in magazines! Love it!

 

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Sarah Butler – HoneyMaxx Team Member

Here’s some photos I took of Sarah Butler this summer while up at Joy Bible Camp in Bancroft, Ontario.  She’s the lastest team member of a sports drink called HoneyMaxx.  She says the honey-based sports drink manufacturer was eager to sponser her triathletic endeavours after hearing her story of combining motherhood with sports. Check out her bio at HoneyMaxx.

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Brantford Canal

Here’s a composite image of an old canal photo that use to run through downtown Brantford.  From this angle we’re looking towards Colborne Street and with the south side buildings having been recently torn down you can see the buildings on the northside clearly.  They are still in need of a lot of repair, but the downtown is slowly being rejuvenated.  The interesting thing about this photo is that a lot of people, including myself, never knew that there was a canal in Brantford.  When I first saw this photo I didn’t know where it had been taken.  So I found a reproduction of an old hand drawn map of Brantford from over a hundred years ago and it showed me that the canal sort of followed the route that Icomm Drive now occupies.  Interesting stuff! I was even approached by someone who said they were related to the people that owned the Scrivener’s Boat House, show in this photograph.  Amazing! I love discovering these kinds of things!

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Wyatt - Lots of articles online about how native money was used for the construction of the canal, which included damns and the construction of new towns (caledonia etc). Native were invested deeply in the project, but it never made money.
It’s cool history but sad how the natives were taken advantage of.

John - This canal started at the Grand River down by Locks Rd. There were locks at that end that got the boats into the canal. The Boats then traveled through Mohawk Lake. It went along Warfe St and back to the Grand River. If you walk alone the trail by the river, just south of the Lorne Bridge, you can see the concrete left over from where the river filled the canal. The Grand was much deeper then, because the was a dam crossing the river at that part of the river many years ago.

W Newell - Evolution
Equals
TODAY

William - The hoot is taken from once was called Warwe Street.

Anonymous - Did this canal start at Wilkes dam. There are gates still there are there not.

Dorothy - I lived at the bottom of East Ave in the late 50′s . There was a creek that went across our yard but it came from the Canal on Greenwich Street. Where the canal ran from Greenwich street behind the police station I have no idea.

Dave Webber - Really cool photo. The canal connected to Mohawk lake and beyond.

Anonymous - The canal company went bankrupt for the last time in 1863.

Maysie – Cinemagraph 02

Here’s another cinemagraph from the same shoot as the other Maysie shoot.  (See paragraph below: Maysie – Cinemagraph 01).  My cousin Maysie, was nice enough to pose for these shots and did a great job for us.  We tested out different breeze strengths for her feather headpiece.  And… it may be still a bit too intense, but you get the idea that it’s an unusual photograph with partial movement.  More to come in the future!

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