Well, it’s finally going to see the light of day: After the Fact.

It began as a project about young women, shifted into a speculation on what the future might look like and finally settled into, I don’t know . . . maybe the news.

Now, on September 21st the book will be launched at Studio 66, in Ottawa. The launch will be accompanied by a mini-exhibition (14 prints) of images from the book.

I’m finally getting around to making exhibition prints of the files. I used an old digital camera for After the Fact, with the ISO pushed up to the very top. The images are full of noise, and torturing the ISO really changes the way the tones are rendered in the files. But that’s fine, I wanted these pictures to be kind of degraded. And I’m thrilled with the way the prints look.

I know it’s kind of stupid and weird to work on a project for almost 3 years without making test prints early on. But that’s the way I roll.

In the future I’ll have to make ’em a bit bigger, just to see. But I never imagined I’d make super-huge prints of these pictures. In fact, I had always envisaged After the Fact to be a book, anything else is gravy.

So if you’re around Ottawa next Friday I hope you’ll drop by Studio 66 to pick up the book and look at the prints.

Studio 66
After the Fact
Book launch: September 21st
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The exhibition continues until: September 28th
858 Bank Street
Suite 101


This Friday I took delivery of 200 copies of After The Fact.

Now I’m wrapping them and inserting the 4×5 inch print that comes with every preorder so I, in turn, can deliver them to their new homes . . . from Chile to Norway.

Thanks to everyone who supported this project.

There are less than 50 copies available. Go here to pick one up.

Author: Tony Fouhse

Tony is an Ottawa-based photographer.