Photo Essay



Growing up, the houses I spent the most time in were sided with wood shingles. Ours was green. At 13, we moved into a white vinyl-sided house; leaving our secluded family home at the mercy of local kids, and eventually losing it in a fire. Heartbroken, I managed to salvage one singed green shingle. In Cape Breton, a number of homes still retain their unique and coloured exteriors, but more and more I see these shingles being covered up and lost. Each new Polaroid I take captures part of our history and my childhood.

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23 responses

  • Hannah DeYoung

    Hannah DeYoung gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    this is a fantastic way to remember such a monumental part of your childhood. what a great story!

  • Jason Campbell

    Jason Campbell said (21 Oct 2008):

    This is one of the most original sets i have seen. Thank you.

  • Adrienne Pitts

    Adrienne Pitts (Deleted) said (22 Oct 2008):

    I love these colours, and a great topic for a story!

  • Michael Adams

    Michael Adams gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Very original idea. Thanks for sharing!

  • Matt Forbes

    Matt Forbes gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    Monumental, a wonderful essay.

  • Shari Pastore

    Shari Pastore (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    Terrific polaroids. And great essay.

  • michaela Lewis

    michaela Lewis gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    Love these, It would be great to see a wall full of them!

  • Angelo Narciso

    Angelo Narciso gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    very elegant!

  • Maddie Sensibile

    Maddie Sensibile gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    great job! love the use of polaroid

  • Jay Mueller

    Jay Mueller gave props (27 Oct 2008):

    Love this

  • S MacNeil

    S MacNeil gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    I think this story is so clear and strong. Love it.

  • francesco scipioni

    francesco scipioni gave props (8 Jan 2009):

    AH!! fantastic!!! Big vote

  • Shari Pastore

    Shari Pastore (Deleted) gave props (2 Feb 2009):

    The photos are amazing!

  • Meggie Schwendemann

    Meggie Schwendemann gave props (24 May 2009):

    nice work !

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (31 May 2009):

    Very good story.

  • rizky nurfa'ni

    rizky nurfa'ni gave props (3 Jul 2009):


  • peter

    peter (Deleted) said (4 Jul 2009):

    no words ... well just one: an artwork !

  • Cecil Brissette

    Cecil Brissette gave props (7 Nov 2009):

    Well done ; )

  • Milo

    Milo (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    Love the pictures and the story!! Voted!

  • Milo

    Milo (Deleted) gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    btw, you have an amazing collection of Polaroid cameras!

  • mean MR mustard

    mean MR mustard (Deleted) gave props (30 Mar 2010):

    this is so amazing! voted!

  • S. Peter Lopez

    S. Peter Lopez said (18 Apr 2010):

    This is brilliant. Something quite powerful that jumps at you. Well done!

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (31 Dec 2010):

    excellent work!

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