March 10, 2019

Last year I went to IPAD with the intent of organizing a guided tour of the event. I decided against doing it this year for many reasons but thought I should give my thoughts on the value of doing the trip. So here it goes.

Why you should go

If you have any interest in the history of photography this is the place to go. Dealers there have on hand the most amazing collection of vintage photography you can imagine. 

History, social...

April 15, 2018

This little camera belonged to a friend, Harvey Newman. Harvey was a customer of mine when I worked at Henrys. He always had a story and a joke. One day a person came in with a box of camera gear to be evaluated. The gear all seemed so familiar. One of the older pieces had the name Newman on it and my heart sank. Turns out Harvey had passed away and his son was clearing out his house. He said that his father had often talked a...

April 12, 2018

Here are a couple of photos taken in NYC last weekend

April 10, 2018

The Association of International Photographic Art Dealers held their annual fair last week end and I was lucky enough to get to go. I had high expectations of being surrounded by great photography. Image 130 of the top galleries and book dealers together under one roof! I'll be making future posts about the show because it simply is too vast to cover in one sitting. I have never attended such an inspiring event ever. The highl...

April 5, 2018

I'm off to New York this week end to anted the Photography show in New York City. This art fair is one of the biggest events of the year for collectors and sellers of fine art photography. I'll share my thoughts on the show in future blogs. Meanwhile check this out!

March 28, 2018

Today I was doing my volunteer shift at the Uptown Gallery in Waterloo. A young person came in, my guess would be early twenties. They asked if I knew where to get a copy of a photo of the Grand River flood of 1974, specifically the photo of a police officer standing waist deep in water in front of a store. So I had to ask why they wanted this photo and how do you know about it given the event happened before you were born. Th...

March 24, 2018

Today we tried our hand at dog portraits. We approached the same way we do people. After Miles(the dog) got used to the equipment the session unfolded naturally. No posing or tricks involved, just a relaxed time together, hanging out on the sofa. 

March 23, 2018

Here are a couple of abstracts that I made today. 

March 22, 2018

Chesley House is back in the portrait business! Susan and I are offering our talent to create portraits for artists, writers, musicians, and all other creative people. If you need a business portrait or something awesome for your website or just want a good portrait contact us at 


March 19, 2018

Chesley House has join the Uptown Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario. We are excited to be a member of this amazing artist collective. Our first show there is coming soon, March 31st! If you can come see us. The opening for the show is March 31st from 2pm to 4pm. The gallery is open seven days a week so please drop by and have look. 

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