Thursday, May 22, 2008

Rockliffe base

The former CFB Rockliffe is one of Ottawa's largest brownfields. Its location close to the centre of the city makes it a prime target for residential development. The land will however require some environmental clean-up before it can be fully developed.

Canada Lands Corporation was set to purchase the land and create an eco-district that would eventually house up to 15,000 people. The project had to be shelved in early 2007 because of a native land claim.

Here is the first of a series documenting what is left of the base.

Copyright ©2008 Daniel Marchand 

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Farm series continued

I have finally received my new scanner and can proceed with the production of my 4X5 work. Here are the first two images. I intend to include these in the new series on early spring growth.

Monday, May 5, 2008

For the new series

I have been returning to the same location at the Ottawa Experimental Farm for a few weeks to witness the evolution of the regeneration of growth after a long winter. I intend on doing a series that will centre on the same bushes. Here are a few more shots taken yesterday. These, taken with the digital camera and the ones taken last week, may or may not be part of the series in the end. I will see later this week what the scans of the shots taken with the 4X5 will produce, once I get the new scanner.