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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Queen Elizabeth II - Ottawa

Queen Elizabeth II - Ottawa
Unveiling of Statue of Oscar Peterson Followed by a Walkabout – Public Event
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrive at the National Arts Centre – one of Canada’s foremost showcases for the performing arts – to honour Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson.

The Queen unveils a life-sized bronze statue of the late jazz pianist, crafted by Canadian sculptor Ruth Abernethy.

Oscar Peterson played for audiences around the globe, including The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh during the 2002 Golden Jubilee celebrations in Toronto.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Know your rights - The Clash


Know your rights - The Clash

Monday, June 28, 2010

Matthew & Puddle

Matthew & Puddle

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Matthew & Strawberries

Matthew and the family went strawberry picking at Proulx Farm in Orleans on the weekend.
Matthew & Strawberries
Matthew & Strawberries
Matthew & Strawberries
Matthew & Strawberries

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Stars - Take Me To The Riot


Stars - Take Me To The Riot
This video has absolutely nothing to do with what's going on this afternoon in Toronto. I just like the tune. That's all.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Myna Wallin & rob

Myna Wallin & rob
the semi-annual ottawa small press book fair
pre-fair reading; lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
doors 7pm, readings 7:30 at the Carleton Tavern, upstairs

with readings by:
Mark Goldstein (Toronto)
Faizal Deen (Ottawa)
Pearl Pirie (Ottawa)
& Myna Wallin (Toronto)

Matthew & Roof

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A. F. Moritz

A. F. Moritz
A. F. Moritz reading at the Avant Garde Bar hosted by the Tree Reading Series - 22 June 2010.

A. F. Moritz has written more than 15 books of poetry. He has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and he has won the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His recent collection, Night Street Repairs, published by House of Anansi Press in 2005, won the ReLit Award and The Sentinel (House of Anansi, 2009) was given Poetry magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize. A. F. Moritz lives in Toronto and teaches at Victoria University. His most recent book of poetry, The Sentinel, won the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Unripe Raspberries

Unripe Raspberries
Unripe Raspberries

Friday, June 18, 2010

José Saramago 1922 – 2010

José Saramago 1922 – 2010
José Saramago, Ottawa 2005

José Saramago 1922 – 2010
José Saramago November 16, 1922 – June 18, 2010

The late Nobel Laureate at an Ottawa event hosted by the Ottawa International Writers Festival, 12 June 2005.

José Saramago 1922 – 2010
José Saramago November 16, 1922 – June 18, 2010

The late Nobel Laureate at an Ottawa event hosted by the Ottawa International Writers Festival, 12 June 2005.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Richard Truhlar

Curry & Truhlar
J.W. Curry stands with Richard Truhlar outside The Mercury Lounge in Ottawa. It is a rare performance for Truhlar in this city. Finally, The A B Series has come through with an invitation to Truhlar to read here. Thanks, Max Middle.
www.richardtruhlar.com/
Richard Truhlar

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Timothy White on CBS Sunday Morning


Photographer Timothy White discusses his latest book, Match Prints, a career-spanning collaboration with the late photographer Jim Marshall. Includes interviews with Bruce Springsteen and photographer Danny Clinch, as well as with Marshall

via http://stocklandmartelblog.com/2010/06/09/video-timothy-white-talks-match-prints-and-jim-marshall-on-cbs-sunday-morning

The Man Who Shot the Sixties - Brian Duffy

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Matthew & Kelly

Matthew & Kelly
In the crib before breakfast Kelly looks up to find her brother Matthew giving her funny faces.
Kelly & Megan
Morning play in the crib before breakfast.
Megan
Megan: just playing around with textures and layers in photoshop

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Chief Vern White - Ottawa Police

Chief Vern White - Ottawa Police
Chief Vern White running for the memory of Constable Eric Czapnik in the 5K run during this year’s Ottawa Race Weekend. Here he is crossing the finish line at the event, 29 May 2010.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The Final 100 Meters - Peter

For some, the end of the marathon is a cruel, painful finish. Pride takes over and some would rather walk, or even crawl, over the finish line.

As I was photographing the Ottawa Marathon runners cross the finish line after a grueling 40K run, I noticed a man on his hands and knees about a hundred meters from the finish. He was struggling. He went down. He made several attempts to get to his feet but just could not muster enough energy to do so.

There was just enough power left in him to cross the first timing mat on his hands and knees. After this he was propped up by medical volunteers who were on hand to help. Here are three photos of Peter in the final 100 meters.
The Final 100 Meters - Peter
Ignoring the obvious fatigue the runner, on his hands and knees, struggles to get to his feet. He faulters during several attempts to rise opting to stay low to the ground to cross the first timing mat.

The Final 100 Meters - Peter
Resisting help initially the gentleman is assisted by a couple of aid workers to cross the finish line in the final meters of the race.

The Final 100 Meters - Peter
At the end of the line, the body gives out and Peter collapses from sheer exhaustion. The day is over this marathon runner.

The Final 100 Meters

The Final 100 Meters
For some, the end of the marathon is a cruel, painful finish. Pride takes over and some would rather walk, or even crawl, over the finish line.

The Final 100 Meters
For some, the end of the marathon is a cruel, painful finish. Pride takes over and some would rather walk, or even crawl, over the finish line. This man breaks down visibly after his exhausting journey.

The Final 100 Meters
The body is very resilient. This gentleman had an unblinking stare on his face crossing the line, then collapsed into the many arms of the volunteer medical race staff onto a waiting wheelchair.

The Final 100 Meters
The finishing line can be a chaotic place. There is a mix of people milling about: the race organizers, doping control chaperons, medical staff, the course volunteers, the media, and the athletes themselves. Most of the time it's very orderly and the runners make their way to the back to receive their well-deserved medals and a good drink of water and rest. It's always exciting.

The Final 100 Meters
The end of the race is where it counts. A few give it their all, and then some.