Going Down to Jackson Video and Portrait Special

Here it is!

My Going Down to Jackson video is being projected for two more nights in downtown Peterborough (time and location details available by following the link). But for those of you who can’t make it, here’s the video to watch in the comfort of your own home. Or wherever it is you happen to be while you’re watching it.

Enjoy! I certainly enjoyed making it. Continue reading

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Going Down to Jackson Showings

GDJ_Ackhurst Hi all,

I don’t usually post more than once a week, but I wanted to let you know where and when you can see the projections of my Going Down to Jackson project.

It’s going to be projected on the sides of buildings in various locations downtown all of this week. Continue reading

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Going Downtown With Jackson

jacksoncreek_bill_laurelI’m finally finished my rubber boot photo project.

This is Bill Kimball and Laurel Paluck. They’ve been working to help make Artsweek happen. Continue reading

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Going Up to Jackson’s Source

GDJ_Sheilds_02Through friends of friends I found the source of Jackson Creek. Continue reading

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Going Down to Jackson – First Shoots

GDJ_Dennis_OtooleAs you may have heard last week, I’m working on a project called “Going Down to Jackson.” Continue reading

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PFF and Going Down to Jackson (get your boots on and your photo snapped)

image of the peterborough folk festival stage on sunday afternoon in 2015Last weekend was the Peterborough Folk Festival. Continue reading

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Dusk Dances Withrow

with2015_bradWe’ve had a couple of rain days this week.

We’ve all been working really hard.

But the show is going beautifully and the audiences, lead by Mr. Crumble (Brad Brackenridge, above), are really enjoying the show. Continue reading

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Hamilton Skies

ham2015_01For the Ontario leg of the Dusk Dances tour I drive a truck. A 16′ cube truck. It feels big and it’s not the easiest thing to maneuver. Continue reading

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Landing, Hawk and Wooded Walk

flight01It was a hectic week in Vancouver for Dusk Dances. Between one thing and another it took some doing to get the week finished with style.

The flight home, however, was a treat.

flight02Once we passed the western clouds and smoky haze, the clouds over Manitoba, Minnesota and Wisconsin were really interesting.

flight03Once we were into Ontario the sun was going down between two layers of cloud cover.

As we approached the ground I had to put my camera away, but it was beautiful to see, from my window seat, the lights of Toronto coming on as the sun’s light was fading. Backyard parties, swimming pools, even the parking lots of strip malls looked magically illuminated in the fading sunset. And as we had to circle the airport to wait for our turn to land I got my eyes full of the wonder of seeing the earth from above.

image of broad winged hawk on branchThis week, while continuing my planning and prep for the Dances, I sneaked in a quick one day respite in the north-ish woods.

This broad winged hawk, who gets to see the earth from above all the time, doesn’t need to signal to air control when he wants to take off or land. He’s cleared for pretty much anything he wants to do.

northern_green_woods01This forest, however, is only partly cleared. And that’s a good thing.

northern_green_woods02I’ve had a few opportunities to stroll through this plot of land with it’s mixed forest and rough cut paths and drives.

So refreshing to breathe this air. So good to hear the crunch of leaf mold underfoot. So excellent to have this day of rest before I launch into my four weeks of summer madness.

Dusk Dances starts in Peterborough next week, and Hamilton the week after. Come join us if you can.

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Dusk Dances Vancouver 2015

van2015_01I’m in Vancouver once again for Dusk Dances.

I missed posting yesterday. The internet connection at the hotel is… disappointing. Continue reading

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