Ottawa, colder than Moscow but warmer than Ulaanbaatar


Not a photographer with a little of everything from the cheapest toy cameras and Polaroids to large format. It's all digital at this point, but tragically, my bokeh still hasn’t been creamy since 1969.

Just for old times sake, that was me as a naval officer in 1975. You can find out more about my military service here, but who cares, right? I was also a technical translator and lexicographer, and a division head in the federal public service. Unfortunately, a slow-burning chronic kidney disease which first manifested itself in my twenties took me out of the loop in my mid-forties. Hallelujah, I'm a bum... with years of dialysis under my belt, and eventually a kidney transplant from the waiting list. An anonymous to me twenty-something didn’t need his anymore after a car accident.

Photography? It’s all been done a million times, but I keep pressing the button. Seriously, these days, who really needs a picture that can’t be taken with a phone?

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Pierre Lachaîne

Ottawa, Canada.