Tulum, Mexico. Dec. 26, 2015: Perhaps the most memorable side trip was this visit to Muyil, where we got to climb a steep tower and enjoy a 360° view of the Yucatán jungle and then take a boat ride through the savannah and float in a winding river around the edge of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve.
Toronto, Ont. August 7, 2015: Australian psych rock legends The Church perform their 1982 masterpiece The Blurred Crusade in its entirety, followed by another 100-minute set drawing largely from their most recent, 25th studio album, Further/Deeper. The Toronto show at The Opera House kicked off a 27-date North American tour, which they are co-headlining with The Psychedelic Furs for 20 dates.
My idea was a simple one. Create close-up headshots of some of the top Scrabble players in the world holding Scrabble racks spelling their surname with Scrabble tiles.
The trickiest part was getting some of them to pose during a tournament, when there's often little time between games.
I started this series in 2009 at the Michael Wise Memorial Tournament in Toronto, which attracted a few players representing Canada at the World Scrabble Championships.
I resumed this series at the same event in 2011, which ran concurrently with the Toronto International Scrabble Open and Human vs. Computer Showdown.
Here you'll see Scrabble portraits of former World Scrabble Champions Nigel Richards and former Canadian and World Scrabble Champion Adam Logan.
Then there's the scowling, heavy-metal-fan Jeremy Hildebrand and a the blue-haired wunderkind Jackson Smylie, 13, the youngest participant ever in the Canadian Scrabble Championships (who beat Logan in his first match, no less).
To be continued....
Sept. 13, 2014: Grenada, Spain. Home to Alhambra and many other neat architectural delights.
Nerja, Spain. Sept. 5-17, 2014. Nerja is a small town about 50 km east of Málaga on the Costa del Sol. It's a popular spot for British expats and other vacationing europeans.
Toronto, Ont. Oct. 11, 2014: On the day of the 7th Annual Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk, I joined a few other Toronto-area photographers on a continued walk after the official WWPW. Here's some of my favourite photos from that walk that took us around the neighbourhoods just north of Yorkville.
November, 9, 2013: Toronto, Ont. Mike Marlin opens for Mark Seymour, singer from legendary Australian band Hunters & Collectors, at The Mod Club.
Also see Mark Seymour photos from the same show.
Toronto, Ont. July 31, 2014: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds gets intimate with the sold-out crowd at the Sony Centre for Performing Arts.
As seen in this review on blogTO.