On the Trail
“On the Trail” is a bi-monthly video series that developed during bike rides I took in the ravines and other areas just off the grid in Toronto. Everyday, weather permitting, I would hop on my bike with a camera and a notebook in my backpack. I would shoot things that caught my eye and take notes on what I saw. It was as simple as that: a man on a bike in a new city with a camera and a notebook. What was out there to see? How could I make sense of the experience? The documentary footage and the journal notes developed into a format that is both short and reflective. Each reflective video essay is approximately 2 minutes (maximum of 3 minutes) and explores how random moments create insights into the broader context of connections—between people, between places, and across time.