Everyone’s a Photographer: Toronto punk and hardcore photography


Between 2004 and 2009, I extensively documented the punk and hardcore music scene in southern Ontario, photographing an average of one show per week. Bands such as Fucked Up, No Warning, Trapped Under Ice, Career Suicide, Cursed, Cancer Bats and Risky Business were frequent subjects — some of these shows were held in my second-floor apartment in Little Italy. In December 2013, I put together a solo exhibition of that work at the Black Cat Artspace in Toronto, and produced a companion full-colour zine of the same name in an edition of 50. Below is a selection of those photographs.


Fucked Up, 2005


86 Mentality, 2004


The First Step, 2005

Olympians go from pandemic training at home to the Tokyo stage


Reuters, 2021


Athletes around the world, forced to improvise their training at home during the pandemic, realize their Olympic dreams in Tokyo.


This was one of my favourite editorial concepts from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and a great example of knowing the file and playing the long game. I had spent the early months of the pandemic compiling these cute, heartwarming features of athletes training with makeshift equipment or in cramped quarters to prepare for the Olympics, which was delayed by a year. When the Games finally kicked off, I was able to juxtapose the athletes in training with their moments of glory. See the full slideshow.


See the full Twitter thread.