Tag Archives: Black and White

Something intriguing about black and white photographs – a sense of mystery.


Chemical Valley

Petrolia aka Chemical Valley is the refinery center of Canada. It’s a small town near Sarnia, Ontario. I drove for over two hours in a snowstorm to take these photos one Friday night, and then two hours back. It was extremely cold that night and time almost flew by…

I was greeted by police that forcefully entered into my parent’s house (I was living with them at the time) when I came home at 4:45 am the following morning. They accused me of “suspicious activity” because I was “taking photos of key targets with a zoom lens in the middle of the night” … wow! They left once I showed them my photos but they made no attempt to clean up or apologize for the mud their boots tracked onto my mom’s Kitchener floor. It was bullshit.

Big thanks to Sean for coming out on this trip and providing moral support! :)