In June of 2012, myself and 13 other Ryerson cohort travelled abroad to Iceland, where we spent 10 days shooting (both photographs and video) a place where the sun doesn’t quite know when to settle beneath the horizon. I spent an additional 6 days traveling southern Iceland with my camera, a rental car and a tent.
A short film that I created, entitled Ísland, and three accompanying images were shown in a group exhibition for two weeks in late October/early November.
Which brings me to the “Nordic Nights Movie Series.” This evening, in Toronto’s Eaton Lecture Theatre, the documentary film Gnarr will be featured. The comedic, yet inspirational film shows comic Jon Gnarr as he campaigns to become Mayor of Reykjavik.
Prior to the feature film, my film Ísland will run. I welcome you all to come out and view the two films.
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Doors open @ 6:30, Movie @ 7 pm.
Location:RCC-204 (Eaton Lecture Theatre, second floor), wheelchair-accessible external entrance, elevator.
Rogers Communications Centre, Ryerson University
80 Gould Street (corner of Gould and Church),
here is the link to the map: http://www.ryerson.ca/maps/#
Gnarr - http://www.youtube.com/watchy=8cTAJNxwur0
Mother and Daughter - Reykjavik, June 2012
I have recently become involved with a new project called Wondereur.
Available on the iPad and online web app, Wondereur is a weekly magazine of photo essays that connect storytelling and art buying in a way that has never been done before. Each week, Wondereur unveils a story and a storefront for a new contemporary artist and gives the viewer three weeks to discover their life and work.
Here are some screen grabs from the story I shot called Smoke & Mirrors about the talented Elise Windsor.
I cannot believe that it is September already. Back to school for my final year in Ryerson’s MFA Doc Media program. While organizing my workspace I found some old street work from April 2011 that I completely forgot about. I recall getting the processed roll back to discover some unexpected surprises. It appeared that I had shot these street scenes on an old roll that had been exposed several years ago before I moved to Toronto. Many of the original exposures are simple snapshots of the CN tower, the Toronto Skyline and what looks to be a punk show (The Fullblast). With many of these images, it is interesting to see how my visual representations have changed as a result of my current relationship with the city as a resident.
August 22, 2012
I recently took part in an exhibition in Toronto, aptly titled “The Present: We Will Worry About Tomorrow, Tomorrow”.
The show was put together by Brett Gundlock and Andrew Williamson and featured an amazing selection of work from various emerging and established documentary photographers. Each photographer was challenged to submit work that represented their interpretation of the theme, with photographs created during a designated two-week period in June. A gallery show opened just a few weeks later. Sadly, I was out of town during the opening and missed what I heard was quite a successful show.
The following is what I had submitted for the show.
Society’s thirst for instant gratification is illustrated in the expeditious reproduction of the city’s high-rise buildings - which begs one to consider what will become of these development areas 30 years from now. This influx is juxtaposed with the often futile attempts to cultivate an authentic relationship with nature.
There were a few days back in March when the weather was particularly warm. Luckily I was able to get out shooting.