Back in October my friend Brendan and I had a lot of free time on our hands. We’d both been laid off back in the summer (don’t worry, we’re both gainfully employed again), and were enjoying some time to do things we felt were important to us.

I was spending a lot of time with Malcolm and Brendan was taking a class and planning a trip to Turkey.

We talked a lot about getting out and taking pictures, and finally, one afternoon we headed to uptown with the cameras and spent a few hours talking and shooting.

Brendan had a passion for this community that was infectious. He is incredibly civic minded and he was very active in trying to make Kitchener-Waterloo a better place to live. It was inspiring just to be out in the town with him, hearing his perspective on what was changing.

He has since moved to Toronto and while we still keep in touch regularly, uptown doesn’t quite feel the same for me now.

Here are a few of my favourites from that day.


©Michael D. Pereira

©Michael D. Pereira

©Michael D. Pereira


4 responses to “Uptown

    • Thanks man. That was originally a larger shot that I cropped. I had originally included the side of the building with the sign for the Huether Hotel, but I felt the tighter crop worked better, creating a simpler comp with better lines.

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