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historic pictures (as I clean out my files)

Artist Sculptor in house
lakefield leader photograph by sweir
Back when it was ok to paint your house pink. Andy’s house next to us. 1992. 111 Ontario Street (we were at 109) downtown Toronto

 

Picture for the Lakefield Leader. 1978 and 13 year old Bill Speed (Toronto hockey player) sells Maple Leaf coach a power play lottery ticket to raise money for the Ontario Hockey Association
Maple Leaf Coach Roger Neilson visits the Lakefield Lions Club to talk about hockey. Neilson is a Peterborough Country resident. Wasn’t allowed to use my flash – q’uelle domage
My Back Pages (cleaning out my files during the Pandemic). 45 years ago Joe Clark came to Peterborough to promote his leadership of the Conservative party to the local media. His wife Maureen McTeer was with him, but would not let me photograph her because she had just broken her arm and didn’t want to be pictured with a cast. As I remember she broke her arm in a wild Ferris Wheel ride at local fair. At the time I was the the editor/photographer for the Lakefield Leader
Joe Clark at the podium. 1974ish presser in Peterborough
One of a kind sweir business card
My Back Pages (cleaning out my attic files during the Pandemic). The day Dief the Chief came to town. Lakefield, Ontario. 45ish years ago. Believe it was a guest appearance by the former Prime Minister at the Lion’s Club luncheon. I remember I was fine $1 for not wearing a tie and swearing. Don’t know who he is talking to. I was the editor/photographer at the Lakefield Leader at the time.

 

My Back Pages (cleaning out my attic files during the Pandemic). The day Dief the Chief came to town. Lakefield, Ontario. 45ish years ago. Believe it was a guest appearance by the former Prime Minister at the Lion’s Club luncheon. I remember I was fine $1 for not wearing a tie and swearing. Don’t know who he is talking to. I was the editor/photographer at the Lakefield Leader at the time.
Bonaire.The early 80s
store typewriter 40 years later – picture by George Socka

Flea Campaign for CIBA
in 1994ish had a contract to help with promo of the antiflea drug thanks to Mary Manak
Dive in Hamilton Harbour 1994 with Environment Minist
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2011 Pictures from CHIN Bikini Contest and Reggae – used in 2020 for posting

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April 2020 family, work, events

April 2020 drove by where my 1970 apartment - the Chateau Blanc - used to stand.
bachelor apartment shared with Bruce Paton for a month – then he robbed me!

Getting my daily steps in at night. Just before midnight I came upon these messages from three different households on Briar Hill in North Toronto.

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Windsor street scene 60 years later

Getting my daily steps in at night. Just before midnight I came upon these messages from three different households on Briar Hill in North Toronto.
Getting my daily steps in at night. Just before midnight I came upon these messages from three different households on Briar Hill in North Toronto.
four authors at last month’s RBC Taylor Prize luncheon
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March 2020 events, family, odd objects too

2020 RBC Taylor Prize winner Mark Bourrie for Bush Runner – PHOTO : Tom Sandler (CNW Group/Charles Taylor Prize)
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SunLime shoot

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Ignoring monsters on the streets of Bogota – posted this month – taken last year

Ignoring death on the streets of Bogota – sweir photo posted this month – taken last year

Perdita Felicien
Perdita Felicien gave me this pr photo for an article I did on her new show all-round champion TVO. She is in the middle
Celena S from Tribal in her Queen costume
for an article about the new mas season – not my photo
below photo supplied by reggae mas band for this article in the caribbean camera

my foot. in green room with robyn doolittle
lining up to get finalists to sign books – ben mcnally books and brunch and king edward hotel
Book signing at the king eddie – it was all a blur – the art of the blur
ziya signs reality bubble
mark speaks at books and brunch – sold out
lobby of the king eddie very empty because of virus

selling the taylor prize books at harbourfront panel discussion with the authors – bookseller from the University of Toronto bookstore

 

John Moore and Robyn Doolittle

 

Robyn at the mike, harbourfront
Jessica at harbourfront with two aunts of dead women lost on the highway of tears
Ziya waits for her next customer
authors sign books at the end of the books and brunch talk
Anna Relyea took this picture
Timothy on John in studio
mark by kj at the books and brunch
mark by kj at the books and brunch
Robyn doolittle waits for the next fan to get her book signed. photo at king edward by kj mullins, taylor prize books and brunch

Timothy W on air with John Moore

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February 2020

Art Mavens of Hamilton, Shelley, the minister, MPP Bob Bratina
Tripped in the gallery and as I stumbled the camera fired. No paintings hurt, interesting mistake picture
1 story tall art work in foyer of Hamilton Art Gallery
Squirrel drives a boat and can waterski
Last Ride? Boat show losing its squirrel

 

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NOLA – Garden District
Garden City New Orleans
shadow photo – sugarbowl parade NOLA

Never Rude Rudy Blair interviews TD VP about Black History Month support

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January 2020 New Orleans and Toronto

MISSISSIPPI RIVER STATUE NEW ORLEANS DEC 2019
109 Castlefield kitchen

 

Children left these messages on the wall
Washington Ave NOLA Garden District
interview on elemnt radio with david
new orleans beads
Staging area for Sugar Bowl Parade
shadow photo – sugarbowl parade NOLA
parade
The morning after the night before
January 1st 2020
January 1 2020 New Orleans, old phone box
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NOLA – Garden District
Garden City New Orleans
And Empty Java Cup On Top
By Nola’s contemporary art museum
Garden District
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paddleboard racing
lake wow races – media day
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The Solitudes Rhoma Spencer in front

marley berot Another booklist cultural centre
dad takes picture of daughter, anthony berot and artist marley berot

 

art for tokers and smokers
Back alley in New Orleans Garden District
Last Shortlist picture for the Taylor Prize
Margaret Atwood (l) and Noreen Taylor (r) Tom Sandler took photo
New Orleans Mascot. The Name of a Drink. It is da Bomb! In New Orlean’ you can walk with an open container of booze, as long as it is made of plastic. The New Orleans Grenade is sold in take-out bars throughout the French Quarter. It comes in a tall long stem plastic container that has a bulb shaped like a Grenade. Smooth tasting, but, very very deadly – but no worries, only your head will explode.. This is how you make a Grenade.
1½ ounces gin.
1½ ounces grain alcohol.
1½ ounces melon liqueur.
1½ ounces vodka.
1½ ounces rum.

outdoor stadium/park beside mississippi river being prepared for new year’s eve concert and ABC TV Dick Clarke broadcast
waiting for Sheryl Crow to start playing for her pretape

street concert by high school marching bands
STREETS OF NEW ORLEANS
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December events and happenings

hanging out with mikey mike in iceland
Air B n B – photo actually taken in November, switched to B&W because my camera was malfunctioning in terms of colour balance
Dead Santas on porch in Ogdensburg, New York. Maria and I on an Entenmman’s Run
more dead santas in upstate new york. ogdensburg
dead santas in prescott. saw them while driving dad and marg back from Loblaws
composite picture of two dead santas
front lawn in Prescott, Ontario compressed space between the dead bodies
more dead santas in upstate new york. ogdensburg
more dead santas in upstate new york. ogdensburg
north toronto. december
snow melted to reveal another dead santa in North Toronto

dead santa the beach by george socka

post christmas. really dead santa's elf Church and Queen St
Not even Santa’s helpers can put this elf back together again
Sticker bomb at top of mt monserrat in Colombia. used this pix in december to show sticker bombs

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for caribbean camera story
African village made of lego at Aga Khan museum

Tom takes picture of Noreen in her library
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Leaving Leaves in December

for russ and rose
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November 2019 – Airwaves, Iceland, Events and Assignments

sticker bomb on Iceland store's drainpipe
Reykjavik store’s drain pipe
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Sticker bombing in Iceland
coffee shop in Reyjavik
Banksy style mural in Iceland
Suicide Hotel in downtown Reykjavik
small coastal town's fish factory
On the dock
Maria stands between the European and North American Plates. The great divide

Three pipe sticker bomb target
closeup of sticker bombing
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October 2019 family, friends, events, funny pictures

Prescott french fry art - chip wagon
Prescott, Edward Street across from High School and Giant Tiger School

Stephen Weir holds trash bin - photo by Anthony Sladden

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car in alexander Bay actually thanksgiving in October 2019
The twins, Charlie beside my mother's grave
Picture by Elizabeth Weir. Opeongo Rd
Dive Club Thanksgiving Sunday
50 divers in drysuits dive the wreck at the end of Dad’s street. They brought their own fill station
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story about a fund raiswer for Jamaican junior school
Harlem Restaurant. Picture from World Jamaica Fund
George Paginton: Painting a Nation, a retrospective exhibition opening October 10, 2019
George Paginton: Painting a Nation, a retrospective exhibition opening October 10, 2019
George Paginton: Painting a Nation, a retrospective exhibition opening October 10, 2019
George Paginton: Painting a Nation, a retrospective exhibition opening October 10, 2019
George Paginton: Painting a Nation, a retrospective exhibition opening October 10, 2019
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accidently hit trigger
Maria's birthday in October
Gina serves Dr Death a birthday cupcake in our dining room
Maria blows out birthday cupcake
Maria makes 68th birthday with her brother Peter and Gina in October
nuit blanc installation by director X
Ontario Science Centre. The death of the Sun
Adnan Khan's book launch
Dundas St West Toronto underground bar
George pagniton's show launch
PAMA Brampton art gallery
outside wall to mandela exhibition
Tony Sladdin on steps. north york
Tony Sladdin on steps. north york
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Fall colours, October 2019, St Lawrence River
Maria and I drove from Ogdensburg to Alexander Bay. Stopped at wayside park for this picture
Mike - last ride at Centreville
alpine ride. an hour later the park closed for the winter
i took the death chiip challenge
PR stunt
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September Events Including St Lucia

pictures from September 2019
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Artur Walther is that guy

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