This page is dedicated to my love of photography. Most days I will post either a single photo or an album from a recent shoot. The single photo posts are accompanied by a short poem – often a haiku – inspired by the picture.

There’s nothing more handy than a smart-phone because it’s always there when you need it. Until I’m ready to graduate to the big DSLR leagues I’m using my iPhone 7 Plus. The 7 Plus has a wonderful complement of not one but two back facing cameras – a wide angle and a telescopic 2x optical zoom lens. The convenience of having a decent camera with me at all times is why I went the phone route instead of purchasing superior but more cumbersome DSLR. But at some point I probably will.

Photos are all taken on a spontaneous, inspired basis with no plan on what I will photograph each day. My style up till this point seems to veer towards the abstract with my main setting being the urban environment. I love crumbling infrastructure and architecture. Whenever I pass by a pocket of nature I try to seize the opportunity too.

While photography has been something I’ve dabbled in from time to time over the years, I got the bug when I got on Instagram in the Fall of 2016. I actually signed up because a girl I was interested in was on there and she said she would only communicate via Instagram. I eventually caved and made my account. While the romantic spark never caught, it was a great motivator to start taking pictures and tapping into my visual creativity.

Please follow me on Instagram: urban_augen

When I’m not being a shutter bug I teach piano privately and through the City of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. If you’re in the Guelph area and interested in lessons then check out my homepage darrylspiano.com. There you can learn about my music career, check out my blogs, as well as listen to my compositions which include music videos.

I look forward to sharing and to discovering your own creative works in WordPress-ville!