Friday, December 20, 2013

Borrowed Time & Stolen Moments

I've put together a book with a collection of photographs titled, Borrowed Time & Stolen Moments.  Check out a sample preview below.  Cheers.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Kodachrome Kids

Kodachrome Kids by Michael Mitchener
Kodachrome Kids, a photo by Michael Mitchener on Flickr.
While I didn't take this photo, I'm in it along with my older brother and sister. My Dad (William A. Mitchener) was pretty handy with a camera and took many shots of us growing up. Most of these were developed on Kodachrome slides and have managed to retain their colour and vibrance after all these years. This is one of my favourite.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Two Thirds

Two Thirds by Michael Mitchener
Two Thirds, a photo by Michael Mitchener on Flickr.

Two out of three towers in Thorncliffe Park perched on the edge of the Don Valley.

Monday, October 28, 2013

In a Suburban World

In a Suburban World by Michael Mitchener
In a Suburban World, a photo by Michael Mitchener on Flickr.
Fall, a decent season following the best season of all, followed by 7 or 8 months of winter hell (but it's all good).

Monday, August 26, 2013


Leafgazing by Michael Mitchener
Leafgazing, a photo by Michael Mitchener on Flickr.
Fresh back from a trip to Killbear Provincial Campground, I have a few pictures to post. Admittedly, I was somewhat obsessed with photographing the first signs of fall in what was a glorious 1.5 weeks of summer weather so expect a few more autumnish photos. Killbear is/was as beautiful as always and we just beat a nasty run of rainy weather home.  For a cooler, wetter summer than normal, I'm feeling fortunate to have that long of a dry spell.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Neon Nights

After Midnight by Michael Mitchener
Neon Nights, a photo by Michael Mitchener on Flickr.
A rare intersection of fog, streetcar, neon, and Beach landmark. Taken on a rare run of foggy evenings in the Beach.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Brunch Butts

Brunch Butts by Michael Mitchener
Brunch Butts, a photo by Michael Mitchener on Flickr.
If you know any of these people, don't tell them about this picture. Taken at the funky OK OK Diner in Leslieville one sunny Sunday morning over a delicious brunch. The technique used (no, I wasn't lying on the floor) was to balance my camera on my knee under the table at the booth across the aisle and to shoot more or less blind between bites of French toast. Check out OK OK if you haven't been before, it's a great spot.

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Last Snowfall

The Last Snowfall by Michael Mitchener
The Last Snowfall, a photo by Michael Mitchener on Flickr.
I'm hoping this was the last snowfall of the season. Spring is officially here and I'm officially done with winter. Nessie calls.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Streetcar Interruptus

UPDATE (1/21/2013): Thanks to your votes, this photo qualified for round 3 and will be in the final round for BlogTO's top photo of 2012 the week of Jan 28th.  Thanks everyone!

This photo of mine is currently up for BlogTO 2012 Photo of the Year (Round: 3). Please consider visiting BlogTO and voting for your favourite (mine is #7 if it grabs your fancy). Voting is permitted up to 11:59 PM ET, January 20th (one vote per IP). Thanks!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Canadian Shield

Canadian Shield by Michael Mitchener
Canadian Shield, a photo by Michael Mitchener on Flickr.
Looking forward to Frank Lemire's opening reception for his Provincial: Landscapes from Ontario's Provincial Parks show at Lazy Daisy's on January 10th. It's a subject near to my own heart and Frank does it so well. Hope to see you there.

Frank Lemire:

Come see a show that has been years in the making - weeks at a time camping in Ontario's beautiful provincial parks.

I will be showing a set of canvas prints with my favorite photos from Algonquin Park, Killbear, The Pinery, MacGregor Point and Bon Echo.

The show runs from January 2nd to February 4th.

The opening reception is on Thursday January 10th from 7-9. There will be a cash bar and nibbles.

I hope you can make it to the opening to toast my latest work or drop by the cafe anytime during the month for a great cup of coffee and a farm fresh, local & all natural snack.