A Photography Exhibition by David Bastedo
May | June
LeslieJones | Toronto

An Abridged Exploration of Love and Admiration. Part 1. Gord.

The beginning of the end.

I’ve been on a journey with The Tragically Hip and with Gord for over a dozen years now. It has been an adventure filled with people and music and culture and friendship and family and love and admiration.

I’ve spent the better part of the year revisiting that journey, combing through my archives; trying to extract from them, some magical answer to what it all means – to me, to friends, to fans and to a country.

I’ve cried and I’ve laughed and there have been many smiles; as I remember the places and events surrounding each frame – a vignette of my life – a song in my head – each encapsulating a special moment shared with friends.

These images of Gord – are only part of my love story, a part of a poem and a sliver of my heart – to all of the experiences, and people and times that were shared and a toast to the times that are still to be celebrated; to the learning and growing and the experiences that changed me; all of us. To a man, and a band, and a country.

David Bastedo