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Fair Island cemetery

“Cemeteries matter less as repositories for the dead than as fields of remembrance for the living; the unmarked grave goes unseen.”

 David Lowenthal

Cemetery in a resettled community on Fair Island, Newfoundland

Croatian word of the day: sjećanje remembrance [sye cha nye]

 

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Snow, Woody Island Tickle

Massive amounts of snow outside. I am pretty sure that we are quite literally snowed in and I have no idea how on earth am I going to open the doors tomorrow morning.

The photo is from this past summer – Woody Island Tickle on Change Islands used to be a community that was eventually moved to the Main Tickle after its school closed. Today, you can still see bits and pieces of foundations and scattered bricks here and there.

Croatian word of the day: lopata shovel

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Migrating to WordPress

For the past six years, I have been blogging using a truly wonderful engine whose owners just announced that they will not be able to provide the users with additional space on their servers. That left me with little choice but to finally migrate to an actual hosting service and take a bit more control over the whole process. Unfortunately, the migration path is not going to be easy and I will have to transfer some 800+ posts manually. I am, in a way, looking forward to revisiting some of the old stuff and fixing as many of the broken links as possible. The old blog will remain active for as long as the server owners choose to keep the content available. I haven’t exactly settled on the look and feel of the new blog so expect many and sometimes drastic changes.

The photograph above is one in a series I made in the summer of 2008 while working on a story for CBC radio about the annual church service on Wood Island in southern New Brunswick.

Croatian word of the day: migracija migration

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[Old Blog] Rationalization policy, Change Islands

I have spent around two weeks reading about rationalization policy in Newfoundland fisheries. I am not going to get into what it is all about, but I am going to say that people drafting the policy are either very stupid or very cynical and I don’t think they are stupid.

Change Islands, Newfoundland.

Croatian word of the day: ciničan cynical [tzi nee chan]

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[Old Blog] Wood Island, Canada Post

The former residents of Wood Island, New Brunswick, are crossing over to the island from Grand Manan for their annual church service and reunion. The government cut all the services to Wood Island in the 1950s essentially forcing the residents to move.

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I really don’t get Canada Post. They delivered a big box containing 16×20 inch and 11×14 inch photo paper and chemicals to my door. Massive package. But they made me go across town to pick up a box of 5 rolls of Ektar that could easily fit in my mailbox.

Croatian word of the day: zbunjen confused [zbu nyen]

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[Old Blog] Woody Island Tickle, world leader portraits, iconic photos, the art of the contact sheet

A few stones and wooden poles and cribs is all that is left of once vibrant community on Woody Island Tickle on Change Islands.

Here are some interesting photo links:

NPR’s The Art Of The Contact Sheet is a neat piece showing some of the more iconic images as they appear on contact sheets. It’s like a peek inside a photographer’s head (make sure you blow the images up to full screen size).

Speaking of iconic images here is a whole blog dedicated to them.

Check out Platon’s portraits of the world leaders (I hate that word) in the New Yorker. To be honest I hoped for a more interesting insight in the audio component accompanying each photo, but, well, it was not meant to be…

Croatian word of the day: ikona icon

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[Old Blog] Website, Wood Island

It’s been ages since I updated. Sigh… There are days when I feel like running away with boxes and boxes of film and coming back only to replenish the supplies.

A couple of quick updates.

I have been slowly redesigning my official website. The old version had stories, and radio pieces and all sorts of things. But, really, all I ever wanted to do is photography and now there is nothing there but photography. I realized I couldn’t care less about multimedia, digital gadgetry and all that other distracting mess, so what you are going to see there is just film. If that means that I will never again work for a daily newspaper – bite me. Check it out. I will be working on it and updating it periodically.

I have also updated the Islands Project blog with a radio piece developed over a year ago for CBC’s Maritime Noon. It’s a six-minute long documentary on Wood Island reunion in New Brunswick. This is the photograph of one of the three remaining houses in what used to be a vibrant community. There is a bunch of photos there as well and I will post more here.

Croatian word of the day: otok island

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[Old Blog] Woody Island Tickle, cardboard sculptures, graffiti stickers, Lightning Fields, Design Observer, social campaigns, Scandinavian logos

A bunch of design links collecting digital dust in my To-Be-Blogged folder.

Check out these ridiculously amazing cardboard sculptures.

Michael Anderson collected at least 40,000 graffiti stickers and used them to create a mural in a hotel lobby.

These 26 social campaigns range from weird to brilliant, but they are all worth checking out.

Design Observer makes for an interesting read.

I am not sure I’d call it photography, but it certainly is beautiful: Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Lightning Fields [h/t kottke].

Here is a flickr set of Scandinavian Design Logos from the ‘60s and ‘70s [h/t/ Quipsologies].

The photo: old style lobster traps on Woody Island Tickle, Change Islands, Newfoundland. Woody Island Tickle was once the site of a small fishing community that at one point even had a school. Today, there is nothing left except a few logs marking the place where the fishing stages once stood.

Croatian word of the day: zamka trap

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