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Corner Stores

In Photography, Print on November 18, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I started photographing corner stores several years ago when I first acquired a Holga camera. A selection of corner store photos has been published in September/October issue of Saltscapes magazine. You can see the whole ever-growing set on Flickr.

Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Vukovar Revisited

In Radio on June 25, 2009 at 7:44 pm
Street in Vukovar, Croatia.

Street in Vukovar, Croatia.

Developed and produced for CBC’s Dispatches.

Saint John receives gay tourists ‘with open arms’

In Print on June 25, 2009 at 5:49 pm
Gay couples from across the United States arrive to Saint John where many of them will be married under the Canadian law that allows for gay marriage.

Gay couples from across the United States arrive to Saint John where many of them will be married under the Canadian law that allows for gay marriage.

MARK LEGER AND BOJAN FÜRST Special to the Globe and Mail

It was a typical Saint John summer day when the Norwegian Dawn docked at Long Wharf last Tuesday – thick, cool fog enveloped the massive ship as it pulled into the harbour. Much less typical was the group of gay and lesbian activists congregated at the end of the wharf waving rainbow and Canadian flags, waiting to greet Rosie O’Donnell and the other 2,200 passengers aboard the gay cruise ship.

As the passengers passed through the security gate they were greeted with smiles, handshakes and hugs. But many of them were not headed for the Canada’s oldest city market or the Reversing Falls. Instead a dozen or so couples and their families walked straight to the bus adorned in wedding decorations waiting to take them to a Saint John courthouse. For them, this was a big day indeed.

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SOS for Princess of Acadia

In Photography, Print on June 24, 2009 at 11:58 pm
Life preserver on board Princess of Acadia.

Life preserver on board Princess of Acadia.

(Originally published in the Telegraph-Journal)

The first thing chief engineer Roger Lightfoot will tell you is, that for a salt water ship commissioned in 1971, she is in an exceptionally good condition. Even a cursory glance at the interior of the Princess of Acadia will unmistakably reveal the age she was built in. Boxy lines and oddly coloured furniture in rather dark tones throughout the ship somehow scream 70s. The bridge sports an old fashioned telegraph that was once used to communicate with the engine room, and the old radar equipment is still operational. None of it is in use today. Radio connection replaced the telegraph and ultra-modern radar systems using as many as nine Global Positioning System satellites are in place to guide a ship safely on its route between Saint John, New Brunswick, and Digby, Nova Scotia. Read the rest of this entry »