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With Jane Walker of AMTI, April 2018. See the gallery.

I'm a filmmaker, photographer, and essayist working in Toronto and New York City. You'll find a selection of my recent work on this page, and I hope you'll stay to explore the rest.



Watch my interview-documentary with The New School's Shannon Mattern on the myriad ways a city can be considered "intelligent". Originally published on urbanNext.

"We do our children a disservice if we prepare them for the art but not for the grind, for the inspiration but not for the implementation. They need to be capable of doing either, and often both."

Read my Literary Review of Canada essay on raising kids in an era of risk-aversion and rapid change.

Footfalls in a reverent place: the Grand Mosque of Paris, built in 1926 to honour the roughly 100,000 Muslim soldiers who died fighting for France in World War One. Paris, France. (Photographed in September 2018)

Something new

Faced with public calls for improved quality of life and a lack of available (and affordable) land for new parks, cities are increasingly converting former industrial and infrastructure-related locations into innovative and enjoyable public spaces. Watch my new documentary -- featured by Canadian Architect magazine and launched in partnership with the advocacy and research organization Park People -- on the rationale behind these conversions, the design challenges they present, and the larger issues they raise.

A session with Sofia Lungu of NEXT Canada, March 2018. See more.

"This is no paradox, but the complex expression of a metropolis responding to forces largely outside its control. The docks and warehouses that supported the massive trade flows of the British Empire – and made Calcutta the largest city in Asia for a time – are hollowed out and collapsing."

Read my Times Literary Supplement review of Kushanava Choudhury's The Epic City: The world on the streets of Calcutta (Bloomsbury)

The sisterhood. (May 2018)


Last September I met Lori Vrba, a fine art photographer based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, whose latest work is currently on national tour. Watch my interview-doc and learn more here.

Manhattan's east side, photographed November 2017:

See more New York City photography here.

A winter's shoot with Rose Paré of NEXT Models. Photographed January, 2018. Visit the full gallery.

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