Lakefront Signs of Spring by Paul Jenkins
An avid outdoorsman and amateur photographer, Paul Jenkins took the opportunity to snap a few pictures of the scenery and wildlife he encountered on a recent trek along the Toronto shores of Lake Ontario. We caught up with him about this beautiful video we’re sharing with you today, and he had this to say:
“I’ve been biking for enjoyment and exercise this spring and found myself drawn, as many are, to the lakefront. Varying my routes and exploring less travelled paths, it seemed like a good idea one day to bring a camera. An old friend who is an experienced photographer inspired me to improve my skills, which aren’t particularly advanced. Someday I’ll have to get through the camera’s nearly six-hundred-page help guide.
Usually in mid spring I’ll go canoeing up north for a few days; this year I’m content to have gained a new appreciation for Toronto’s wildlife, which actually is fairly abundant. The idea of combining some of my photos with instrumental music just seemed like a nice way to create a moody little vignette.
My first aim in choosing a track was to match the timing of the slide show. Boate Man emerged as a sweet, almost lullaby-like tune that is also robustly buoyant. As Ben Grossman knows, I love a good drone and he is the guy to lay it down! It’s from our double album All in a Garden Green: A Renaissance Collection (listen here). All in a Garden Green is the title of our upcoming fall programme. The theme of my photography gives a nod to our lost spring programme Fellowship of Creatures, which I hope we will be able to present in a future season.”