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— 4 years ago with 1 note
#eyesore cinema  #toronto  #portraits  #photography 
ibelieveinsymmetry: Nude 1935 by Edward Weston
During our month long CONTACT Photography Festival, I caught a documentary of portrait photographer, Edward Weston. This photo is of his assistant, Margrethe Mather, who also would become a successful photographer in her own right. 

ibelieveinsymmetry: Nude 1935 by Edward Weston

During our month long CONTACT Photography Festival, I caught a documentary of portrait photographer, Edward Weston. This photo is of his assistant, Margrethe Mather, who also would become a successful photographer in her own right. 

— 4 years ago with 2 notes
#photography  #edward weston 
It hasn’t been quiet on the creative front. For an artistic person like myself, that’s a good thing. 
After a much-needed and self-imposed summer break, I’m enjoying some much-needed creative activity again. Sometimes it seems like when you constantly search for something, you never find it; when you don’t look for it, it falls on your lap. The latter seems to be the case for me.
In a matter of few weeks, I had completed two photoshoots for two different clients, both of whom were a lot of fun to do and proved to be a lot of work. Admittedly, my photography legs were a little rusty but I soon got into the shutterbug groove.
Coming up, I have two more photoshoots coming up and I’ve now become more intimate with my home computer than I have been for some time. But I’m not complaining; this is me at my most happiest. 

It hasn’t been quiet on the creative front. For an artistic person like myself, that’s a good thing.

After a much-needed and self-imposed summer break, I’m enjoying some much-needed creative activity again. Sometimes it seems like when you constantly search for something, you never find it; when you don’t look for it, it falls on your lap. The latter seems to be the case for me.

In a matter of few weeks, I had completed two photoshoots for two different clients, both of whom were a lot of fun to do and proved to be a lot of work. Admittedly, my photography legs were a little rusty but I soon got into the shutterbug groove.

Coming up, I have two more photoshoots coming up and I’ve now become more intimate with my home computer than I have been for some time. But I’m not complaining; this is me at my most happiest. 

— 3 years ago
#happiness  #work  #photography  #film  #actionsampler  #toronto 
On Sunday, I went to Coronation Park to support my friends and dog lovers at Hershey’s Rally. A few local organizations have come together and speak against our province’s ban on canine profiling. The breed specific legislation (BSL) otherwise known as Bill 132, has been in effect since 2004, and currently bans pit bulls and other similar breeds in Ontario. Any pit bulls living in the province at the moment are forbidden to breed and in a couple of years, this breed will die out.
To give you my two cents, I’m whole-heartedly against the ban. No dog should be banned for actions they have committed; it’s the irresponsible owners that should be reprimanded and punished.
To the best of my abilities, I have offered my support to speak against the ban. This particular rally was to show support for MPP Cherie di Novo who is working hard to have the law changed. She spoke at the rally along with freelance journalist Anita Robeson and Bill Bruce of the Calgary Animal Services. The latter explained his model to reduce dog bites, which has proven successful in Calgary, which brought cheers from the crowd that responsible tactics can work.
Despite the lovely sunny day, there were a few sombre parts that afternoon: hearing the tragic stories of innocent animals being put down, walking past the memorial raised for them; seeing them try to remove their muzzles with their paws or rubbing their noses against the ground or their owner’s legs.
But yesterday was an opportunity to celebrate them and to find kinship amongst dog owners. All of these dogs were dressed up in their best outfits and prettiest dog collars which offered a great opportunity for photos. These photogenic pooches were only too happy to oblige.
 

On Sunday, I went to Coronation Park to support my friends and dog lovers at Hershey’s Rally. A few local organizations have come together and speak against our province’s ban on canine profiling. The breed specific legislation (BSL) otherwise known as Bill 132, has been in effect since 2004, and currently bans pit bulls and other similar breeds in Ontario. Any pit bulls living in the province at the moment are forbidden to breed and in a couple of years, this breed will die out.

To give you my two cents, I’m whole-heartedly against the ban. No dog should be banned for actions they have committed; it’s the irresponsible owners that should be reprimanded and punished.

To the best of my abilities, I have offered my support to speak against the ban. This particular rally was to show support for MPP Cherie di Novo who is working hard to have the law changed. She spoke at the rally along with freelance journalist Anita Robeson and Bill Bruce of the Calgary Animal Services. The latter explained his model to reduce dog bites, which has proven successful in Calgary, which brought cheers from the crowd that responsible tactics can work.

Despite the lovely sunny day, there were a few sombre parts that afternoon: hearing the tragic stories of innocent animals being put down, walking past the memorial raised for them; seeing them try to remove their muzzles with their paws or rubbing their noses against the ground or their owner’s legs.

But yesterday was an opportunity to celebrate them and to find kinship amongst dog owners. All of these dogs were dressed up in their best outfits and prettiest dog collars which offered a great opportunity for photos. These photogenic pooches were only too happy to oblige.

 

— 3 years ago
#pit bulls  #dogs  #Ontario  #anti-BSL  #photography 
Team Che @ Mitzi’s Sister | Parkdale, Toronto | September 11, 2010

The members of Team Bauhaus (aka my friends Karolina, Cody, Jordan, and myself) met up at Mitzi’s Sister for an overdue brunch date. It was a beautiful Saturday morning; we caught up on our news, detailing our latest plans and life directions over plates full of food. The artwork at Mitzi’s was a plenty but I found this series to be particularly appealing. 

Team Che @ Mitzi’s Sister | Parkdale, Toronto | September 11, 2010

The members of Team Bauhaus (aka my friends Karolina, Cody, Jordan, and myself) met up at Mitzi’s Sister for an overdue brunch date. It was a beautiful Saturday morning; we caught up on our news, detailing our latest plans and life directions over plates full of food. The artwork at Mitzi’s was a plenty but I found this series to be particularly appealing. 

— 3 years ago
#photography  #photo  #Toronto  #artwork  #Parkdale 
Wreath of gradation | September 13, 2010
Thanks to a Design*Sponge post, I looked at my heirloom cherry tomatoes from the market in a whole new way.
I love fall and its beautiful colours!
Sunday was spent walking and making turkey, black bean and rice stew with start-from-scratch chicken stock. My kitchen smelled wonderful. 

Wreath of gradation | September 13, 2010

Thanks to a Design*Sponge post, I looked at my heirloom cherry tomatoes from the market in a whole new way.

I love fall and its beautiful colours!

Sunday was spent walking and making turkey, black bean and rice stew with start-from-scratch chicken stock. My kitchen smelled wonderful. 

— 3 years ago
#fall  #farmer's market  #gradient  #veggies  #photography 
Michael B. in Graffiti Alley, Toronto | Saturday September 11, 2010
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My friend Michael B. is leaving Toronto in a few days for new and exciting adventures overseas. He’s not sure when he’s coming back but let’s hope he does return to the city that loves him so much. 
[Photo notes: Mamiya C220 + expired Kodak Provia 160 VC]

Michael B. in Graffiti Alley, Toronto | Saturday September 11, 2010

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My friend Michael B. is leaving Toronto in a few days for new and exciting adventures overseas. He’s not sure when he’s coming back but let’s hope he does return to the city that loves him so much. 

[Photo notes: Mamiya C220 + expired Kodak Provia 160 VC]

— 3 years ago with 1 note
#friends  #photography  #film  #mamiya c220  #kodak  #provia 160vc  #expired film  #Toronto  #graffiti  #portrait 
Nica Mintz @ Trinity-Bellwoods Park | Sunday October 17th, 2010
Nica is the co-creator of the photo series, 52TO. Along with photographer Pete Nema, the pair have interviewed 52 diverse Torontonians and photographed them in their favourite spots in the city. The series is almost done and you can see the progress on the project Facebook fan page.

Nica Mintz @ Trinity-Bellwoods Park | Sunday October 17th, 2010

Nica is the co-creator of the photo series, 52TO. Along with photographer Pete Nema, the pair have interviewed 52 diverse Torontonians and photographed them in their favourite spots in the city. The series is almost done and you can see the progress on the project Facebook fan page.

— 3 years ago with 1 note
#photography  #portraits  #toronto