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A novella 41 years in the making. Part prescription, part biography. A coming of age worldview influenced by narcotics, liquor, abstinence, sex, expatitude, dnb, techno, and the finest beta white male brosplaining you’ve ever encountered.
The paperback contains photos. The kindle version does not.
A children’s book drawn from my street photography that contains essential words to learn, phrases to know, and questions to answer. A great book for babies and toddlers at bed time.
This book is not a history of the Toronto Jungle scene. It is a snapshot of what the scene was like in the late 1990’s. During this period – 1998 to 2000 – Toronto’s Jungle scene was well established. There was, in my opinion, a pretty strong community of fans, DJ’s, MC’s, and promoters. Top acts arrived in the city every other week, and at least until Man Of Steel dropped, performances were rarely dull.
This book of photography provides those who were there glimpses back to a time in their youth I am sure they have fond memories of (you may even appear in a photo!). For those of you who weren’t around, this book will give you an idea about what it was like for those of us who spent our Friday and Saturday nights broking out, lightering, and demanding rewinds.
HIGH STREET LOW STREET started out as a project to raise money for a new camera by independently publishing a large format print edition of my Seoul street photography.
The photos that made it into the physical edition represent what I, in 2012, thought were my best photographs. However, I’ve noticed that my opinion of my photography has changed and I felt like it was time that I update my book and try to offer a more complete glimpse of my Seoul street photography.
From everyday occurrences to Cosplay and protests, HIGH STREET LOW STREET represents hours of walking, experiencing, and capturing the daily routine, atmosphere, and excitement of Seoul. From the bustling streets of Myeong-dong, Sinsa-dong, Apkujeong-dong, and Gangnam station, to neighborhoods off the beaten track, HIGH STREET LOW STREET exposes Seoul and brings you closer to one of the world’s coolest cities. From Gangnam-gu to Nowon-gu, Dongdaemun-gu to Eunpyeong-gu, Jongno-gu to Yongsan-gu, HIGH STREET LOW STREET does what most brochures and books do not; gives you real and amazing pictures of a city well worth visiting.
This was Seoul from 2008 until 2012.
There are plenty of books, blogs, and guides out there that provide details on what a visitor “should” see when they arrive in Colombo. This book does not include those places. Instead, this book explores the small streets and neighborhoods, including a few that have since been “redeveloped”, and provides the viewer with images of what Colombo is like for the average resident.
The photography included in this book has been chastised on social media for making Colombo look “poor” and not providing enough pictures of the “fancy” and “better” places in the city. What’s peculiar is that the people criticizing this photography don’t live in Colombo. They’ve almost always been the children of Sri Lankan parents who fled the war for more stable environments overseas. In fact, Sri Lankan friends in Colombo – of varied social standing – appreciate this photography and the people I encountered while out photographing were friendly, helpful, and welcoming. They were not embarrassed about where they lived and I had no problems photographing anyone or anything.
It is very difficult to describe the sense of community one feels walking or passing through many of Colombo’s neighborhoods and with Colombo changing so dramatically, it is hoped that this sense of community remains, as it is truly marvelous.
THE BREAKS, THE BASS, THE AMBIENT: The following tunes are tracks that I composed more than two decades ago. My expectations that you may also like them are realistic.