PRESERVING OUR HERITAGE, ONE BUILDING AT A TIME
Documenting heritage buildings and the stories behind them for future generations.
Growing up I spent summers playing and working on farms in Manitoba and Northern Ontario. Living on farms during that time has certainly left an impression on me that continues to this day. Just looking at old homes, barns, and outbuildings takes me back to my youth and I feel a deep connection to them.
When photographing old buildings I often find myself wondering what it was like living and working in them in the early days. Life was much simpler back then and there is a charm and innocence about that time in history.
My goal is to try and recreate that charm as much as possible by preserving old buildings with quality images and donating them to the local museum and archives for the enjoyment of generations to come.
All photographs in the Heritage Photo Project will be researched at the local archives to include the stories behind them. It’s nice to see a photo of an old building however knowing the story behind it connects the viewer to the scene and making it more valuable.
Our heritage buildings are disappearing fast. In particular, the old barns and outbuildings that have had little to no weather proofing. Homes are also being demolished at an alarming rate. Help preserve our heritage. If you know of anyone who owns a heritage building in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia please get in touch with me. There is no charge for this service.