20 September 2018 at 10:28 pm (Surry Hills, Australia)

20 September 2018 at 10:28 pm (Surry Hills, Australia)

It’s not that I’ve led a double life. Not really.

It’s more like several, sequential, sometimes-overlapping (but often not) lives.

I was back in Canada recently, where my parents are (finally) starting to think about moving out of the home I grew up in.

But the side effect of that is, everything in the house has to go someplace else; so the things I left behind, when I went overseas “for a year” (in 1996), now need to be dealt with, sorted through, decided on. And, being a filer - someone who files things - I could hardly just throw everything out.

So one of those bags that came back from that trip was full of paper - and now it’s here. And it still needs to be dealt with…

September 19, 2018 at 06:39 pm (Mårslet, Denmark)

Photography and words by Jonas Rask

Seeing old friends, making new ones.
This is the part I like.
This is what brings a smile to my face.
The rest resembles a charade

September 18, 2018 at 8:48 AM (Otterburn Park, Canada)

By Patrick La Roque

At 6:30 AM yesterday I was fine. Around 9:30 AM I started feeling a bit tired. By 12:00 PM, my throat was on fire and my head threatened to explode. Damn microbes—is there anything worse then a cold when it’s 30ºC outside?

I really had the best intentions in the world too: I wanted to document the conference I was giving last night at the photo club in St-Bruno. Fun night, despite my queasiness throughout—adrenaline is an impressive pain killer. But when I pulled out my camera and took the first of what should’ve been several shots, the light on the back flashed red: no card. Wow.

So we’re a day later and I’m just waiting for the pills to kick in...because I need to fight this off, pronto. It’s shaping up to be one of those days. Three quick double exposures below—I managed to find an SD card. Boy, I’m a real photographer now ;)

September 17, 2018 at 17:25 pm (Motherwell, Scotland)

By Derek Clark

It’s been a quick week. Loads of editing in Lightroom for the first few days, then child number two left for an outdoor activities week. This is her first trip away without any family members. She was so excited, she was making weird dolphin squeaks in the back of the car on the way to the bus.

As usual, I’ve been tinkering on the music front, tweaking EQ settings for the saxophone. I’ve also been modifying a new keyboard case that the keyboard and accessories stay permanently inside the base. This should mean less wiring up to do. At least that’s the theory, but time will tell.



Its been a funny old week.

I’ve been all over the place this week; a couple of weddings, a couple of workshops and also trying to find time to give the new X-T3 a bit of a test.

I picked the camera up and because it’s a prototype, and because I’m not able to edit any RAW files yet, I have used it only for some personal snapshots.

I have this weird thing in my life where, when I get a new camera, I take a very quick snap of whatever is in front of me and keep those snaps as a kind of memory of the day I picked it up.

I have the very first picture I ever took on every single camera I’ve ever owned. Most, of course are sample snaps of a wall, or a table or something.

In this case, I had my friend Neale with me and raised the camera and popped off a bit-to-close-to-be-comfortable portrait of him.

On the weekend I had a workshop in that there London Town and took the X-T3 out for a spin. As I mentioned, I can only shoot JPEG with it, and the theme I’d given the students was light and shadow (original, huh?).

Anyway, I’m sat here on this blustery Sunday morning preparing a presentation for Photokina (you now Me, Bert, Jonas and Pat are all giving talks at Photokina, right? You can find all the details here if you wish. If you are there, please come and say hello. We’d love to catch up with some of you) and have just downloaded some of the images.

So, this week. What’s happening? Well, I’ve another wedding, I’m shooting the Bristol Half Marathon and I’m making a Legacy Film for a retiring architect in London. Coupled with the hustle of album design, blogs, marketing, taking the kids to clubs, trying to get to the gym, school runs yada yada.

I love my job.

Have a happy week everybody. See you next Sunday.

September 15, 2018 at 21h41 PM (Molenbeek, Belgium)


Today Noa played her first basketball game of the season. She’s no giant, she isn’t the female Steph Curry but she plays her heart out. Even with a little ankle injury and a huge lead she went for every loose ball and encouraged her team mates to play tight defense. That’s true sports.

September 14, 2018 at 03h48 PM (Toulouse, France)

6 days ago, on september 8, hundreds of thousands of people had gathered in cities across the world. I was there under the sun, on this little planet, in this tiny town, to feel the event, to ear the voices and songs of children, parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents... One day to say STOP, one day to rise for climate!

"Together they showed the world what real climate leadership looks like. There's no time to lose".

Fujifilm Xpro-2 + Fujinon 16-55mm

13 September 2018 at 8:02 pm (Surry Hills, Australia)

13 September 2018 at 8:02 pm (Surry Hills, Australia)

Spring’s arriving.

Sydney’s warming up, flowers are blooming, and beaches are starting to fill up with sun-seekers, and even swimmers.

A birthday lunch on the north side of the bridge took us to the sandy shore, and the signs of the summer to come were everywhere to be seen.

The sun’s getting hard, again. The shadows are crisp and dark, without a cloud in the sky.

Spring’s arrived.

September 12, 2018 at 20:15 pm (Maarslet, Denmark)

Photography and words by Jonas Rask

The annual food festival in Århus is someting that we have attended many times. It’s a very good way to spend a day with the kids, and teaching them the value of a proper meal made from proper ingredients. This year was no different. A joyous mix of generations, all committed to learning and discovering about the fuel that is needed to sustain existence.

All I caught was black and white.

September 11, 2018 at 8:22 AM (Otterburn Park, Canada)

By Patrick La Roque

In his post this week Kevin reflected on our Chronicle journey, on how “the mediocre bubbles to the top”. We knew, going in, how much of a challenge this would be. Namely because once we all agreed to go ahead, we just flipped the switch: we didn’t choose these 90 days for any anticipated fire and fury. We’d roll with the punches, attempt to spin from the fabric of our lives, however grandiose or...mediocre.

In a couple of weeks I’ll be heading to Germany—along with Bert, Kevin and Jonas. Planes, trains and multitudes to fill our days; frenzied nights and likely much too little sleep. But for now there’s grocery shopping with Cynthia and Héloïse, whipping out my iPhone for a few uneven frames while my cameras sit at home. Sometimes your mind is somewhere else when you leave.

For now there’s grocery shopping...and that’s just fine.