Category Archives: Architectural Photography

happy holidays

from all of us at michael o’shea photography, wishing you all the best for the holiday season!


Toronto Streets

I enjoyed a couple of days in my home town Toronto en route to cottage country for some chillin at the lake.


Street Photography

This building and the surrounding structures are what’s left of Toronto’s manufacturing history.

street photos

These building are in the Parkdale area in the west end. Once one of the roughest parts of the city, now being gentrified.

street photography

This former Carpet manufacturing site is now filled with artists, graphic designers etc.

street photography

A colourful scene while waiting for a bus.

street photography

The Toronto Subway is the best. So easy to get around and something we in Vancouver desperately need. The illustration here being that 3 out of 4 people on public transit are looking at their smart phones.

What do you miss about your home town? Share your thoughts with me over social media.


As you’ve probably noticed from previous travel blogs, I usually turn my camera to people. However in the dusty, out of the way, city of Bijapur you find these amazing structures. Below are images of the Ibrahim Rouza which contains the tombs of Ibrahim Adil Shah II and his queen Taj Sultana. It was built in 1627.

Bijapur, India

Bijapur, India    Ibrahim Rouza, Bijapur India

The Gol Gumbaz, the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur, was built in the same period.  These Sultans went big when it came to burials.

Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur India

Bijapur has a large Muslim population and many of the women wear the black Niqab.

Burqa, Muslim women, Bijapur India

Remember as you’re looking at these that it’s about 36C (feels like 42C).

Bijapur, India    Burqas, Bijapur India

Al Cameron, Patio Furniture – Part 2

Again with it being spring and all, why not look at another job I did for my good friend Al Cameron. This was a brilliant installation he did for Joe Fortes Restaurant here in Vancouver.

He was commissioned to redo their entire patio set up.

This is one of Vancouver’s most popular outdoor patios.

Looking forward to more installations this coming summer.

Al Cameron, Patio Furniture – Part 1

With Spring in the air, I thought I would feature some work I did last year for my friend Al Cameron. He has been a major retailer of exquisite patio furniture for the past 30 years in Vancouver. He is now embarking on a new venture as a consultant and product rep.

As you can see in the picture above he has outfitted some of Vancouver’s finest homes.

As someone who does a lot of corporate photography, this kind of work is a nice change.

This home in Vancouver’s Southlands was so amazing.

That the owners would call on Al to furnish their garden really says a lot about the kind of quality he delivers.

Al has more projects lined up for me. I can’t wait to see what he’s doing this year.