Comments: To the Sea

10 years, wow. Time flies by.

Well thank for those amazing images, and I will follow you on to the next adventure.

Good bye for now and thanks for all the fish.

Posted by Gullevek at July 4, 2013 03:22 AM

Great work all years, thank you.

Posted by Markus at July 4, 2013 04:03 AM

New sites bookmarked!

Posted by Nicolas at July 4, 2013 04:11 AM

I've been following your blog for more than 5 years.
It has been a nice run.
Thanks a lot for the nice moments.

Ilias from Greece.

Posted by Ilias at July 4, 2013 04:20 AM

Thanks for all the photos! Excited for the new direction.

Posted by John Coates at July 4, 2013 05:07 AM

Dear Sam,
Thank you so much for sharing all the beautiful pictures. After leaving Toronto four years ago your site kept me in touch with this wonderful and peculiar city. I wish you all the best in your new endeavors, and will keep following you, of course. Best wishes and many thanks!
Ron (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Posted by Ron at July 4, 2013 05:27 AM

Ahhh Sam,

I have followed your site for just under the ten years and seeing the last pic today made me cry you are truly inspirational photographer and I will sorely miss your beautiful pictures with which I always started my morning! All the best Keely x

Posted by keely at July 4, 2013 05:30 AM

Congratulations and thank you again Sam for your work, all these great pictures along the years.

Your blog has been the key driver to convert me from a consumer to a producer of images. I am sure your new medium will continue to inspire me daily!

Posted by Christophe at July 4, 2013 05:58 AM

Thank you so much for your daily photos. Your site has been my 1st stop for most of your ten years here. I will miss you terribly! But, I've bookmarked your other links and will continue to follow you. And, I have one of your photos atop my living room fireplace and enjoy it each day.

Thank you again!

Posted by Peggy McHugh Hagen at July 4, 2013 06:25 AM

Reading through, my face went from :( to :)

Posted by Tony at July 4, 2013 06:30 AM

Thanks a lot Sam, I enjoyed looking at your images every day.

Ronald de Jong, Netherlands

Posted by Ronald de Jong at July 4, 2013 06:33 AM

thank you and I really look forward to the next 10 years :)

Posted by vanella at July 4, 2013 06:56 AM

Thanks for everything Sam - amazing blog that has kept me fascinated for many years. I really feel like I know Toronto now, having never been there! Hope I will make it one day.

All the best

Posted by Neil at July 4, 2013 07:03 AM

followed you since July 27, 2003. thanks for making my day for the last 9 years, 11 months and 16 days...

Posted by negar at July 4, 2013 07:10 AM

Good morning, Sam:

Daily Dose of Imagery has been a part of my life the better part of your 10 years of postings. Awesome effort and wonderful, great, super photos! Truly an inspiration to a very amateur photographer like me. I will continue to follow you on your blog / tumblr sites. Thank you for your dedication to your goal.

Posted by Wendy Tippin at July 4, 2013 07:13 AM

Thanks, Sam. DDOI inspired me to get back into photography. It will be weird starting the day without it, but I'm looking forward to your new stuff.

Posted by giltay at July 4, 2013 07:27 AM

Congratulations on a job well done, ten years that is incredible!

Posted by Peter at July 4, 2013 08:01 AM


Thank YOU for all your hard work. Although I wasn't a follower of your blog for the full ten years, I've so enjoyed waking up every morning and coming to your website to see what incredible photo you had posted that day. You're an incredible talent and I feel honoured that you shared your amazing work with the world via the internet. I so look forward to seeing what other work you share with us in the future. And I can't wait to go back through your photos from Day 1.

All the best,

-Sam(antha) L.

Posted by Sam at July 4, 2013 08:10 AM

Dear Sam,

I've been a loyal follower of this blog daily for years and can't thank you enough for the gift you gave me and everyone who cares about their city (and world). Thanks for this amazing present. Best wishes in the new adventures ahead; I look forward to following you wherever your camera goes.


Posted by Cameron Norman at July 4, 2013 08:16 AM

Thanks for so many wonderful images!

Posted by ant at July 4, 2013 08:20 AM

Posted by Ali Kamran at July 4, 2013 08:23 AM

Thanks, Sam, I've really enjoyed viewing your photos. You always find a new way to see.

Posted by Steve at July 4, 2013 08:27 AM

Ive been following your site for several years now and you have been a GREAT inspiration and have made me want to get more into photography! its been an amazing journey! thank you :)

Posted by Godwin Daniel at July 4, 2013 08:49 AM

On it every day
See you soon Sam

Posted by Kenny at July 4, 2013 09:08 AM

Thanks Sam for all the images and the memories. DDOI has been the way I've kept in touch with a city I lived in a decade ago. It also inspired me to start a photography blog of my own - I've posted a small appreciation here.

Looking forward to following your work for years to come, Davin

Posted by Davin at July 4, 2013 09:20 AM

I must've found your blog sometime in 2006 and I've been following it every day since - thank you for your pictures!

Posted by Paul at July 4, 2013 09:21 AM

Sorry to see you stop the daily postings, Sam, but I understand the amount of work and time needed to keep it up. I've bookmarked your tumblr sites, and will enjoy further posts as they come!

Posted by Peter at July 4, 2013 09:22 AM

A decade of daily images. Something to be proud of achieving. Have to admit to being inspired in part by you.

All the best for you and your family. Thank you for your efforts.

Posted by ROB at July 4, 2013 09:32 AM

You inspired many many people, in Toronto and outside. Good luck with your future projects!

Posted by Lulufar at July 4, 2013 09:34 AM

Wow Sam,

I've checked this every day since maybe 04 or 05, thanks so much. Something I always looked forward to in my day. I've been meaning to print out a few to frame on my wall, will do very soon.

So long,

Posted by Ray at July 4, 2013 10:05 AM

We need to thank you!!
Thank you for inspiring us for 10 years.
Your work and effort is amazing.
I live in Colorado and yet I feel that
I know Toronto because of you.

Thank you , thank you, thank you.


Posted by Mike at July 4, 2013 10:09 AM

Great site and it has been my home page for many years - I will miss the daily updates and wonderful photos. THANKIS!

Posted by DavidC at July 4, 2013 10:16 AM

Thanks for the pictures, Sam. This blog inspired me when I was first starting out. I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing what's next.

Posted by Martin at July 4, 2013 10:17 AM

Thanks for all the beauty. I look forward to seeing you future catches!

Posted by Mark at July 4, 2013 10:26 AM

Congratulations Sam, this is an an incredible accomplishment and one that very few people can claim. You're an amazing artist, a technical talent, and also a great human being. Looking forward to the next 10 years.

Posted by Scott Murdoch at July 4, 2013 10:27 AM

Thank You...

Posted by Jeff at July 4, 2013 10:28 AM

Thank you, Sam, for 10 years of wonderful images. I look forward to seeing what you post in the future to the tumblr and blog.

Posted by Ms. Jen at July 4, 2013 10:28 AM

Thank you. You're site has been daily viewing for me for years.

Posted by jkb at July 4, 2013 10:46 AM

We're gonna miss you like crazy, Sam! Best of luck in life's next great adventure.

Posted by Chris at July 4, 2013 12:16 PM

10 years of inspiring a lot of people! Congrats :)

Posted by Telli Nourkeyhani at July 4, 2013 12:53 PM

To the new beginings :)

Posted by Afra at July 4, 2013 01:00 PM

Thank you so much for all the wonderful creative images that started
the juices flowing each morning over the years
as I sat at my PC here in Minneapolis.

Posted by roland king at July 4, 2013 01:07 PM

Thanks much Sam, you bring us a deep looking of Toronto, especially the taste in Downtown. Great job and looking forward more exciting image from you!

Posted by Philip at July 4, 2013 01:10 PM

Wow, I get to be the first to say thanks for 10 years! (unless you just haven't gotten to approving them before posting). I saw you at Queen and Sherbourne this morning on your way to work; pensive, but not snapping. Good luck Sam!

Posted by Brad at July 4, 2013 01:19 PM

I've been following the page since 2004! Thank you for all the great images, and best of luck with your new endevours.

Posted by Kale at July 4, 2013 01:20 PM

What a great ride, Sam. Thanks for it all.

Posted by Jeremy at July 4, 2013 01:30 PM

Thank you Sam! You're a legend.

Posted by vg at July 4, 2013 01:31 PM

When you live in Toronto your whole life the city can start to look familiar and you miss all the interesting and beautiful things around you. Thanks for helping me see Toronto with new eyes every day.

Posted by Michael at July 4, 2013 02:06 PM

Thanks Sam! My husband and I have been enjoying your photos for years...we obviously love your work (your site's our homepage). We are sure you'll do even great things. We used to live at King & Sherbourne and get such a tickle when we see photos of that area. Can't wait to see what else you'll do.

Posted by Si D. at July 4, 2013 02:08 PM

Thanks for all the great PIX, your dedication to DDOI has been inspiring. Looking forward to stumbling across more of your shots in the future.

Posted by Rod Cramp at July 4, 2013 02:16 PM

Thank you. I owe you a great deal of credit for so many things.

Posted by Stephen DesRoches at July 4, 2013 02:18 PM

Thanks for ten years of great photographs and a unique view of Toronto.

Posted by Gordon at July 4, 2013 02:44 PM


You have be great. You have been inspirational, I have shared you with many friends over the years and they have become a fan of yours.

Thank you for all the work you have done to provide us with this. You have a gift and talent.

Thank you for inspiring me with my photography and may only the best come to you as you would like it.



Posted by Thomas at July 4, 2013 03:10 PM

Wow. I just saw the tweet from Spacing re: your last day at DDOI and I thought for sure it must've been a mistake.

Sam, I started photoblogging (sporadically) 8 years ago, and have lapsed many times since. You have always been an incredible inspiration, notably in the way you always brought something fresh day in and day out. I haven't been as rabid a follower of late, but I'm glad I'll be still be able to find new work of yours in the days to come. Congratulations on such an amazing run, and creating such consistently stunning work.

Thank you.

Posted by Kyle_a_m at July 4, 2013 03:59 PM

we'll miss you here but we'll see you there!!

Posted by istoica at July 4, 2013 04:05 PM

I've been following you for the whole ten years and loved every single shot! I will miss this sight and the new persepctive you show me daily in the city I love so much.

All the best in your endevours and can't wait to check out your new links!


Posted by Lisa at July 4, 2013 04:14 PM

What a wonderful final image Sam! I had to leave viewing today until quite late. Thanks for the joy!!
One small(??) consideration as you continue your journey.... I have thoroughly admired your creative talent, it's awesome...
But it is even more enhanced so often by your creative mind!
The titles of your photos added soooo much to the whole experience, so often. I don't think you probably have any idea of what a contribution your " thought processes" by way of your titles gave to the viewing experience.. Don't lose that piece, please.

Posted by Linda at July 4, 2013 04:16 PM

Sam, thank you for all of the wonderful work you've done. I still remember when a friend introduced me to your site back in 2004, when I was 16 years old. I clicked back and looked through all of your archives and was so inspired that I decided to I started my own photoblog. That was a major turning point in my life which lead me to pursue creative work. Looking back, I'm sure my life would have been completely different if I had never discovered your work. I'm so grateful for the work you've done so far and look forward to how it will evolve in the future.
All the best to you and your family,

Posted by Payam Rajabi at July 4, 2013 04:30 PM

It's definitely been great watching you ride through these years to the current successes. A lot of human interest shots along with what must now be an incredible collection of Toronto in change.
Here's to your even greater successes to come.

Posted by Hugh Petrie at July 4, 2013 04:44 PM

I have had a wonderful time checking your daily site. I hope you take a well-deserved break and come back to us soon with more inspiring photos for us to enjoy!

Posted by Jamie at July 4, 2013 05:05 PM

Thank you. Daily Dose has been my homepage for so many years. I probably do not have a clue just how much I have learned to see and expect from superb photography; I do know I learned it all from you.

Posted by edmee at July 4, 2013 05:19 PM

Thanks so much, Sam, for letting us share your work. I have enjoyed it immensely, for several years. Looking forward to whatever comes next. Thanks again!!!!

Posted by Gravdigr at July 4, 2013 05:25 PM

10 years ... daily : 3,650 images! Keeping it fresh is an amazing achievement. Congrats!

Posted by Jan at July 4, 2013 06:07 PM

My heart just broke ten thousand pieces.
SO much gratitude for your daily photography over the past 10 years. I have seen each post through your lens - Toronto through your eyes is beautiful.

Posted by Stefanie Romano at July 4, 2013 07:42 PM

I can't begin to express how much pleasure it has given me to visit DDOI daily over I don't know how many years. So much so that there has been a link to here in my sidebar for a long time. Your changes have been duly noted. I'm looking forward to what's next. Again. Thank you. Elen

Posted by Elen Grey at July 4, 2013 07:56 PM

Thanks for everything Sam.

Posted by Shane Montgomery at July 4, 2013 08:09 PM

Wow Sam! It feels like I stumbled across ddoi a couple of years ago and you're telling me it has been ten. I really am old.

I came across your beautiful project not too long after you started when I moved to Toronto and discovered the city not only through my wandering, but through this awesome photoblog. A few years ago when I moved away ddoi was a way for me to stay in touch with the city I had grown to love.

Thank you very much for sharing what you saw through the view finder for ten years. I has meant more than words to me and likely many others.

Congratulations on your brilliant achievement!


Posted by Arun at July 4, 2013 08:50 PM

Hi Sam,

Thank you for all the marvellous photographs and your 10 years of dedication to DDOI. I have loved Toronto ever since I moved here from out West in 1973. When I found your website I was so happy to find an excellent photographer who loved Toronto too. It has been exciting to see parts of Toronto I never knew existed and to see old favorite spots from an entirely new angle! I'm looking forward to seeing your new photos and projects on the new websites you posted.

Very best wishes to you and your family and thanks again,


Posted by Sue at July 4, 2013 08:54 PM

Thank-you. You've been a great inspiration, influence, teacher, and mentor, and we've never even met. I'll continue to follow what you do, and I will be foreve grateful for the gift that Daily Dose of Imagery has been.

Posted by Daniel Culberson at July 4, 2013 10:12 PM

Thank you very much for all these years, you have deeply inspired me and turned me into photography through this blog. It was part of my daily routine to check topleftpixel. I have now the impression to know Toronto even if I have never been there.

Again a huge thank you from south west of France.

Posted by Eric at July 4, 2013 10:31 PM

Quite a ride Sam, happy I was there to see you taking a few of those great pics.. all the best always. G

Posted by Gustavo at July 4, 2013 11:01 PM

Thank you for the past 10 years of great photos Sam. Can't wait to see what you end up doing next!

Posted by Blair at July 4, 2013 11:17 PM

I would like to thank you for all the brilliant images you have given to this world. I have followed your website since 2005. You will be greatly missed for your art and vision! Thank you and many well wishes on the journey you take in this wonderful life!

Posted by Brian at July 4, 2013 11:31 PM

Thanks so much for your commitment to this project. It has provided such pleasure and lots of insight so consistently.

Posted by Rick at July 4, 2013 11:50 PM

can not find any word to describe my feeling.

Posted by effat at July 5, 2013 01:02 AM

how this last one make me crying?!

Posted by effat at July 5, 2013 01:07 AM

It was really a great thing and fun. Thanks Sam.
We will keep following you forever.

Posted by Swapnil at July 5, 2013 02:09 AM

Thanks, Sam!

Kind of a sad day :-/

It was kind of a coincidence that I starting traveling to Toronto and Canada in mid 2003 (June 2003 to be precise) - mainly due to my IT project but also more and more for pleasure. So since then I was looking at this site more or less daily (at least 2,3 times a week).

Even when I stopped traveling to Canada after 2006 and now do only come over once in 3-5 years for holiday, I always enjoyed your pictures which remind me a lot of "my Canadian fun years" between 2003 and 2006.

I will follow you to the other sites. Keep on posting!

Martin from Germany

Posted by Martin at July 5, 2013 05:35 AM

thank you very much, what you did is mindblowing. your site was my homepage, i loved to see a new picture everyday.
i wish you the best for your future projects.

Posted by romain at July 5, 2013 06:39 AM

I have not visited in years. My loss. Came today for unknown reason. We are all better for knowing your work and excited for wings of course. Am bookmarked & waiting. All the best to you & yours, lyn

Posted by lyn at July 5, 2013 07:21 AM

Thank you Sam for all the beautiful and amazing pictures!
It's an amazing blog that has kept me fascinated for the last years.
I started to follow your blog 6 years ago and it's sad that I can't get up and look at a new picture from you anymore!
I've bookmarked the new sides and look forward to 10 more years with you.

Thanks for your great work!
Greetings from Germany

Posted by Jacky at July 5, 2013 08:47 AM

Hey Sam,

I want to say congratulations on the dedication and commitment that it took for you to keep posting images on a daily basis all these years. I can't think of anything that I do on a daily basis, with you however, there was always an image for us to enjoy rain or shine.

I first discovered your site after working with you in 2006 and I immediately made it my homepage and have been enjoying your photos everyday since. I've learned so many subtle things from viewing your images daily that it's inspired me to buy my very own DSLR and take on photography as a hobby, which is very fulfilling to me- who knew.

Anyway, I look forward to what the future holds for you, and finally getting together again and hanging out.

All the best,


Posted by Mike Morgan at July 5, 2013 09:31 AM

You have been my homepage since 2008. All the best!

Posted by Angela at July 5, 2013 10:09 AM

I have always enjoyed your work and love the way you portray the different sides of Toronto! I am following you on tumblr and look forward to seeing your photos in the future. All the best!

Posted by Rosh at July 5, 2013 12:32 PM

Thank you for the uplifting, inspirational and compelling photographs. I will continue to follow you and your unique way of looking at things.

Posted by LJ Stubbs at July 5, 2013 01:23 PM

Like so many, DDOI was an inspiration to me for almost all of those 10 years. Truly great work and a wonderful experience. We're all looking forward to the great things to come.

Posted by Scott Mitchell at July 5, 2013 01:48 PM

Wow Sam!! 10 years with a daily image. Unbelievable.

Will definitely be following you on the other blog. Look forward to seeing what you have in store when you say "bigger and better". It was great following you and your blog and you and Mute (Miles ) were the primary inspirations for my blog. Have a hard time uploading 1 image a week, so appreciate the time and effort you put in even more.

Cheers and thanks for the memories. The Flickr archive is going to be fun. Best of luck.


Posted by Frank at July 5, 2013 07:15 PM

Wow, I was here for 5 years, and I enjoyed everyday of it.

Posted by Mark Baluk at July 5, 2013 08:25 PM


Congratulations on your long 10 years of commitment to the project.

Best wishes,
Chris - Colorado, USA

Posted by Chris at July 5, 2013 08:31 PM

I've been coming here nearly every day since I first found this site in 2007. Thanks so much for doing it and best luck in the future.

Posted by Wes at July 5, 2013 10:11 PM

Dear Sam,
Thank you for your wonderful site, it has been inspiring! Best of luck to you,


Posted by John at July 6, 2013 06:38 AM

Have loved every day of your images, will be following your other websites for sure! Thanks for the photographs, Sam.

Posted by Bluefunk at July 6, 2013 10:37 AM

Loved checking out your images everyday. Bookmarks updated. I now look forward to everything you continue to post. Especially looking forward to your sharing your thoughts and insight on your blog!

Posted by Steve at July 6, 2013 10:40 AM

I started following up DDOI 10 years ago like many others after receiving below email. Sam announced that he has started an experimental mini-website. Boy look back now and see what a 10 year journey and history built upon that mini-experimental site!

Congratulations! I'm really happy and excited that I can follow his inspirational talent at the same mothership website 'topleftpixel'.


Sam Javanrouh wrote:
Hi there,

I've recently started an experimental mini-website called "daily dose of imagery", so fire up your browsers and bookmark this link:

As the title suggests, the idea is that I'll post one photo every day no matter what, and visitors will be able to leave comments for any image. The site will eventually turn into a gallery of photos of different subjects, and will be automatically archived by categories. You can always check out the older pictures by using the lower left buttons, or by going directly to the archives section.

Visit the site everyday while you're having your morning coffee and leave your kind or cruel comments. Hopefully they'll help me make better pictures!



Posted by Hadi at July 6, 2013 12:27 PM

Dear Sam,

Been following your blog for what must be at least 9 years. I was studying photography at university then, not unlike now.

It has been such a pleasure to visit your site on a daily basis. I look forward to following your work wherever it may go!

All the best,


Posted by Nilou at July 6, 2013 02:11 PM

I've been following since I was 16. Thank you for being a part of who I have grown to become.

Posted by Lorn at July 6, 2013 03:08 PM

Thank you for all the posts and to see you life through a camera... this 10 year project was incredible ... thank you again!

Posted by Sydney C at July 6, 2013 03:27 PM

Sam, I've always loved your work and your commitment to finding the beauty beneath the surface of Toronto life.

I'll greatly miss [ddoi] and will always be grateful for your hard work.

Posted by Will at July 6, 2013 10:28 PM

Been following topleftpixel for 7 years now. Your images have inspired me to pursue photography and have shaped how I view my city. Thanks and best of luck in your future endeavors!!

Posted by Tim at July 7, 2013 12:17 AM

You are an inspiration to a generation of digital photobloggers. Khaste Nabashid.

Posted by Kamal at July 7, 2013 07:18 PM

Sam, I left Toronto (my hometown) 6 years ago. Your photos always bring a smile to my face. I looked forward to checking your feed each day to see what new location you shot. You captured Toronto so well... incredibly well.

I look forward to your future photographs and videos. Thank you so much for everything. Best of luck in all that you do.


Posted by Dave Delaney at July 7, 2013 11:32 PM

Thank you my friend.


Posted by Borxu at July 7, 2013 11:43 PM

I've been following you, silently from my remote Switzerland, for all those years. Today I feel the same way I felt when I watched the ultimate episode of The Wire: exhausted, filled with melancholy, but under the impression that I lived something unique. Now Toronto is in my skin although I've never been there.
You did a wonderful (*) job, Sam. ddoi is one of these things that makes the world not so crappy after all.

Thank you so much,
All the best

(*) Put more adjectives here, such as fantastic, inspiring, stunning, enlightening, etc.

Posted by tibo at July 8, 2013 05:04 AM

Wow, can't believe it's been 10 years. I've seen every post.

Posted by r at July 8, 2013 12:59 PM

Thank you! Many of your photos remind me why I love living in Toronto so much - and brighten my day! I've bookmarked your next destination!

Posted by Kristi at July 8, 2013 10:07 PM

Hi Sam,

Sorry, I was away when your site finished. Not enough words, you've been my biggest inspiration and a consistent source of quality and wonderment.

Thank you.

Posted by Pete at July 9, 2013 06:42 AM

I have had a wonderful time checking your daily site.
Thank you
Vernardos (Grece)

Posted by Vernardos at July 9, 2013 07:11 AM

DDOI has been my most persistent bookmark since ten years ago! Looking forward to you future adventures...

Posted by Layla at July 9, 2013 11:12 AM

Thank you Sam.

Posted by sean at July 9, 2013 03:58 PM

When I saw your last DDOI pic, I thought oh-no, Sam's not going to share his art with us any longer. So I am glad to hear otherwise. I recall meeting up with you a few years back at your apartment to get two of your books. They still hold a special place in our livingroom. Thank you for your years of wonderful work; I will continue to follow you on your new journey!

Posted by Maggie at July 9, 2013 10:21 PM

Thank you so much Sam! Finding this site inspired me to do a daily post on Facebook which has been well received has given me much inspiration. I probably wouldn't have done it if I hadn't seen your work. Best wishes on the new sites!


Posted by Rod Lindley at July 10, 2013 04:50 AM

Thank you Sam! Through you my love with Canada began.

Posted by tom at July 11, 2013 08:52 AM

Best of luck on your new endeavors!

I have come here almost daily since I first saw your work in 2007. Always loved the image you showed for Toronto.

Byron - Johannesburg/Oakville

Posted by Byron at July 11, 2013 12:17 PM

Congrats! And thanks for the many smiles over the years... 10 years already? Damn it... time flies!
Good luck with the other adventures, Sam!

Posted by Ydb at July 11, 2013 08:24 PM

Many thanks --and---- applause applause

You have earned the space for using your energy for your current interests. You will leap forward--and discover some whole new
insights in photography. Well done. Thank you.

Posted by Layton at July 14, 2013 10:06 AM
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