About this site
We focus on 2 things: photography and interactive media. This site is about the photography. It's an on-going experiment — an excuse to take photos and get better at the craft of image-making.
There are two sections:
- The photoblog is where you'll find random shots of any subject matter.
- The galleries are photo collections of abandoned or discarded environments.
Use the archives to get an overview of what's available.
Some of the popular galleries are:
And finally, here are some of my favourites.
Prints and Licensing
Most photos here are available as prints or for licensed use. If available, you'll see links titled “Buy a print” and “License this image” below each photo. These will indicate available sizes and prices. If you have other questions, please contact us.
Beyond the Website
Before we took an almost 5-year break in 2006, some of this work made its way from the website into the ‘real’ world.
- Sharing Our Places
- 2006, Edmonton, AB
- Memories from the Day Shift
- 2006, Newmarket, ON
- In Transit
- 2006, Toronto, ON
- Picture the Cure
- 2005, Toronto, ON
- Enemies of the Ordinary
- 2005, Toronto, ON
- Diamond & Schmitt Retrospective
- 2004, Toronto, ON
- Figure Studies & Daily Photography
- 2004, Unionville, ON
- 2008 Calendar: Green Arts Barns
- Toronto Artscape, Nov 2007
- Life in the Decay: Per Contra Interviews Kendall Anderson
- Per Contra Magazine, Spring 2006
- L'exploration urbaine, Ça vaut le detour
- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, air date: Feb 4 2006
- Shipbreaking… Bad News Good News
- Lake Erie Beacon, Dec 23 2005 & Jan 6 2006
- The Brick Works — The Place That Built Toronto
- Eye Magazine, Oct 27 2005
- New DVD A Trespasser's Delight
- The Globe and Mail, Sep 16 2005
- Echoes of Forgotten Places
- (documentary film), Jun 2005
- Empty Endeavours — Kendall Anderson
- CBC Radio 3, Oct 29 2004 issue
In 2003 a friend told me about a website where the owner was posting a new photo each day. It was a photoblog, although that term wasn't familiar at the time.
I'd recently bought a digital point-and-shoot camera: the Canon G2. The challenge of a photoblog — a forced posting on a regular basis — seemed like a great way to gain experience with the camera and hopefully get better at making images.
This led to many photographs, numerous adventures, and a bunch of web development. The website's timeline sort of looks like this:
- Version 1 Dec 2003 to Feb 2004
- Anyone can post a photo each day, right? Let's just whip up some HTML and photograph something around the apartment…
- Version 2 Mar 2004 to Dec 2005
- This isn't manageable. It's time for a template-based database-driven site. And, I'm running out of things to photograph in the neighbourhood.
- Version 3 Dec 2005 to May 2006
- A 4-hour drive to photograph something crumbling is entirely reasonable. Things are looking stale so it's time for a site redesign.
- Version 4 Jan 2011 and onwards
- Two kids and 5 years later… Let's try this again. Now where were we?