Sunday, August 31, 2014

Experiments in Motion

July 2007, cell phone camera. Three taken from street car, seen approaching in top shot. That summer she had a house and I had a house, and they were connected by street car. August 2007, we married.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Look See, Never Stop

March 2012, Kate took the kids to San Francisco, to visit friends. March Break. The cancer had gone from her breast, to liver, to bones, and she had been radiated in the pelvis, and carried deep pain in her lower back. Thus the wheelchair. A week after returning from California, she had more radiation due to the cancer pressing against her spinal column. A couple of these photographs are from the San Francisco Cable Car Museum, I believe. One is a cup full of pills. She died two months later.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pattern Recognition

Patterns, natural and random. South Carolina, 2007. (Every picture tells a story, don't it?)

Monday, August 25, 2014


Two shots from 2005, South Carolina. They showcase the photographer's keen eye for pattern. The circular one is the inside of a lighthouse.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Falls of Niagara

Two shots from Niagara Falls, August 2007, our honeymoon. We took a walk through the casino and decided to wager $5 on slots. We left twenty minutes later with $35, enough for lunch. Kate had a story about seeing Nelson Mandela at the Roger's Centre, a Me-to-We event, and he gushed about "your Falls of NyAG-ara." You have to work out the South African accent. It comes across super regal and sweet.

Friday, August 22, 2014


This is going to be a blog to share photographs by Kate O'Rourke, my late wife. Largely still life photographs. I have a great many of them. I will share them here at a rate of roughly one a week, accompanied by short commentary. These two photographs are from the Inniskillin winery, Niagara, August 2007, and taken on our honeymoon. I have chosen the grape background for this blog because Kate loved wine. So starting with these winery photographs just made sense.