Monday, June 26, 2017

direct experience

Lohbado watched a Pema Chodron video in which she mentioned direct experience. A moment of awareness happens. The moment quickly gets slathered over in mental chatter. Lohbado found it helpful to pay attention to sight and sound. When his mind went too fast and anxiety surged, pause, have a look, take a photo. Take a deep breath. Let go. There's no shortage of photogenic subjects in Montreal.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

birthday and Jean-Baptiste day celebration

A friendly gathering in the back lane, beautiful weather, food and drink, a birthday and Jean-Baptiste day celebration... more photos after the jump

Saturday, June 24, 2017

exotic outing

Riding a bicycle through Montreal can be quite exotic. Lohbado stopped to take a photo of an exotic food store. Then there's the bakery with a truck going by, coated in images of chicken, shrimp, beef and pork, a bread and meat situation. To stimulate hearing, one could ride past a demolition site. A steady stream of water hosed down the rubble to reduce dust.

Friday, June 23, 2017


A sign on the horizon, textiles, Lohbado discovered an old sign tucked in some undergrowth next to a bridge in Montreal. There used to be a Tapis store nearby. Maybe it's still there. Tapis doesn't refer to Trappist monks. It's a word meaning carpet or rugs. Lohbado enjoyed the shape of the letters and the faded colours.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

video portrait Imad

Instead of taking a snapshot, Lohbado recorded a few minutes of video to capture a moment during a sunny afternoon.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

questions and problems

Question contains the answer, the problem is more interesting than the solution… well of course the solution is like the punch line. One wants to know what happened. How did the movie end? Did they catch the villain? Did the romantic couple ride off into the sunset in a blaze of glory, a love that will last forever until the honeymoon phase wears off and they start to get on each others’ nerves?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Lohbado watched as the walls came tumbling down. It was like something from a horror movie. A huge metal arm reached out, grabbed hold of a wall and yanked it into oblivion. more photos after the jump