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Scene on Queen is my monthly single-photo feature capturing the teeming life and oddities on Queen Street West in Toronto.

I take the photos with my Nikon CoolPix point-and-shoot camera on my way home from work — all from the comfort of my MINI Cooper cabin.

Lightning quick and in-the-moment.

Street photography at its wildest and weirdest.

At Scene on Queen, typical photography ‘sins’ like blurriness and bad composition are forgiven in favor of the story behind the photo.

Twelve months.  Twelve photos.

It’s all subjective, but know that in the split second just before I press the shutter, something clicks inside me — moves me to record it.

A strange pattern or reflection; juxtaposition or gentrification.

When the street light turns green, the moment’s gone.

For the full modus operandi and other cool Toronto street pics,

click on Gone Snap Happy!

 Scene on Queen


Urban Dad. Three kids. Stroll interrupted. 

“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.”
― Oscar WildeThe Picture of Dorian Gray

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This is the final image in my year-long series of monthly photos capturing life on Toronto’s Queen Street West. Click on ‘Scene on Queen’ under ‘Categories’ to scroll through all twelve in a row.

The completion of this 12-month exercise has made me a more acute observer of human behavior, of beauty where I least expected it, and of details in the everyday that we often miss in the chaos of it all.

With a lot of luck and split-second timing, a few snippets of daily life in this part of Toronto were witnessed and forever captured.  To the readers of this blog worldwide, thank you for joining in the fun and bearing witness.

Click below for my favorites:

Dorothy & Toto Do Queen Street West

Mainly Books (and sometimes cats)

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New once-a-month photo feature:  Eye of The Beholder (details to come)