February 19, 2014
Over the course of the last few months, I have been creating new images in the Saint-Boniface neighbourhood of Winnipeg. To be exact, I have been photographing the remains of the old Saint-Boniface Cathedral (the Fifth Church) which burned on July 22nd, 1968 as well as the new Saint-Boniface Cathedral (the Sixth Church) which was completed in 1972. Did you know there were 6 churches built on that site? I most certainly didn't. This last church was designed by our very own 'architecte extraordinaire' - Étienne Gaboury. Most of you probably know that Étienne designed a number of iconic Winnipeg buildings and structures such as the Esplanade Riel Bridge, The Royal Canadian Mint, l'église Precieux-Sang (Precious Blood Church), le Centre culturel Franco-Manitobain, the Manitoba Remand Centre and the Videon Cable Building amongst many others.
December 10, 2013
I am officially sold out of my 'CANADA' book! I now have just a handful of books left for my library. The bestselling book was published by Key Porter Books in 2005 and a total of 25,000 copies were printed over 3 editions. When Key Porter Books went into receivership in 2011 after H.B. Fenn collapsed, I purchased the remaining 2,140 books. I sold the last 100 copies this week. I suspect that a few copies could be found in select book stores across the country.
The good news is that Les Editions des Plaines of Winnipeg, MB is currently in the process of translating my 'CANADA' book into the French language! While I have re-scanned the images and made significant changes in the layout to reflect my own vision, the book is essentially the same although it will sport a brand new cover. Les Editions des Plaines will simultaneously be releasing English and French hard cover editions. This opens up new markets previously unexplored in French Canada, the USA and Europe, as well as in other French speaking countries. I am very excited about this first book project with Les Editions des Plaines and more projects are in the works! Soon enough, I will be traveling to a favorite place - Friesens in Altona, MB - for yet another round of prepress work and press checks.
Further details to come soon!