Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

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Circles And Lines

Circles And Lines

 

I think that this is actually a bike rack, but I loved the way the the design was repeated and knew there was a picture in there somewhere. The multiple circles contrast the angular lines of the supports which are backed up by the lines of the railing.

In the best light…


Bloom On The Bow

Bloom On The Bow

 

Bloom is a public art piece that was installed in 2015 on St Patrick’s Island across from the East Village in downtown Calgary. It can be accessed from the Bow River Pathway on the north or RiverWalk on the south via the George C. King pedestrian bridge.

In the best light…


Aurora Home Delivery

Aurora Home Delivery

 

Often the lights of a town or city are enough to preclude seeing the Aurora Borealis but sometimes a strong event can be seen in almost any conditions.

On Christmas Day, I’d like to wish my friends, neighbours and readers a joyous holiday season, however you celebrate it.

In the best light…


Simmons Building

Simmons Building

 

I’ve seen the Simmons Building around the East Cal, or now the East Village, for years and have wanted to photograph it. Well, it has been around for years, since 1912 to be precise. It started life as a mattress factory and later just a warehouse. Renovations and preservation began in 2008, with a restaurant, coffee roaster and bakery now occupying the premises.

I love the signage painted on the sides of old brick buildings, and this one was no exception. Luckily there was only one business in the place for most of it’s existence, so there was no issue with painting over as occupants changed in the over one hundred years of being. I wanted the dark, stark, contrasty black and white to suggest age and to deemphasise the cars and other modern trappings in the parking lot. The “Guaranteed” in the oval graphic, to me, shouts old time!

In the best light…


Graveyard Flats Snowbank

Graveyard Flats Snowbank

 

I’ve been doing more work in Black and White lately. Some of it is a return to my roots developing and printing my film, without the chemicals, smells and mess; and some due to lively discussions with friends aimed at working a better image. This has been mistaken as a night image but it was shot around lunch time in late November a few years ago. I wanted the dark moodiness and the reappearance of the sun to relieve us from a sombre time.

In the best light…


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