Somehow I often catch people at a crossroads in their life. This time Jerm IX, Jeremy Bertrand, is evolving from his old persona and into something else. Leaving much of the old Jerm IX behind. I found his note about this on his Facebook account, the day after he posted it.
I haven’t especially tried to find him before this. I’ve seen his urban exploration photos from around Ontario on Flickr and his Jermalism and Abandonment Issues blogs. Also, for a short time a JermIX web domain. It just happened that I photographed an interesting place which I looked up (to see what it was) and found his post as the best source, with more photos taken years ago. His was more than a post about exploring an old place. He had written about himself, his past and the future he was looking forward to. Leaving behind Jerm IX is now a part of that.
So this is posted as a little tribute to Jerm IX and a thank you to Jeremy with wishes for good things in his future.
Interviews found online:
Peterborough Examiner – Peterborough, meet Jerm IX
Peterborough Examiner – Inside the Mind of Jerm IX
Kawartha Now – artNOW July 2016
Electric City – Jerm IX Writes on Walls