Affection and Small Town Ontario

“Art depends on there being affection in its creator’s life, and an artist must find ways, like everyone else, to nourish it. A photographer down on his knees picturing a dog has found pleasure enough to make many things possible.”— Robert Adams in “Why People Photograph”.


I admit moving back to my hometown in Ottawa has been a bit of a challenge to stay inspired photographically anyway.  However, last week I had the opportunity to visit Perth: a small town east of Ottawa.  I was struck how quaint and pretty it was.  Except for the architecture, it reminded me a bit of Yellowknife.   I especially want to return at the beginning of winter…  


First published August 24, 2018

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