Between 2012 and 2016, I used the crappy camera on the iPhone I had at the time to shoot any piece of graffiti, tag, or street art in Toronto* that caught my eye and post the shots to Instagram sporadically. Last night, I downloaded my account archive and collected all of them into a single folder. Turns out there are over 250 photos, so I figured I’d publish them in a single post. Really shows how active artists in the city were at the time.(more…)
Ange and I drove out to Gould Lake Conservation Area today and went for a short walk along the water. I recently joined the Board of Directors of the Cataraqui Conservation Foundation — the fundraising arm of Cataraqui Conservation, which oversees Gould Lake and a number of other lands — and thought it’d be nice to go snap some photos for potential use on our website.(more…)
I made a brief visit to the Queen’s campus with my camera to capture a few images of it during a week when it would normally be quite active. I used my shots as part of a photo essay published yesterday in the Queen’s Gazette.
To escape cabin fever, I drove around a couple of times this weekend looking for isolated places to shoot a few photos. Here’s what I came up with.
Quick, fun shoot with yoga enthusiasts Caylee, Ashley, and Marc. They were looking for something gritty that would stand apart from the usual soft, calming studio look. We hit up a local car park with a homemade flag and an acrobatic repertoire of tricks. Enjoy!
Travelled to Squamish, British Columbia with my closest friends and did a little exploring. Hiked “The Chief” – a local climb – and journeyed to Joffre Lakes Provincial Park tool visit turquoise waters and icy mountaintops.
Sudbury has some fantastic street art. Nice to walk around there with the camera this past weekend.
Spent a spring day in Ottawa. Ange and I visited Byward Market and caught a busker juggling fire.
In 2015, I randomly discovered a track called Nobody Breaks My Heart by Architekt — a UK-based duo of producers — while browsing Soundcloud. With the help of producer Kevin Pooler, I remixed the track and scribbled some lyrics and melody down to create this version.
NOBODY BREAKS MY HEART by Dave Rideout
you could call me iced over
couldn’t get any colder
if you’d stand on the ocean
a heartbeat in slow motion
i could take you where you’ve never been
and walk you out across a thinning
promise of something i’m not
even though i am all of your thoughts
every step you take im a little deeper
every word we say i fall out from beneath you
i’m scared to let you in
cause i don’t even know myself
but i know just what you want
and it’s pulling me apart
cause i told you from the start
nobody breaks my heart
once you’re down here with me and
the surface is frozen
don’t look back to where you came from
cause everything’s distorted
that’s when you start missing things
everything you could’ve been
instead you’re shivering and
i’ve already numbed
so much you may not warm me
and though you’ve had your warning
you said that i look lonely
drifting in the dark