I met Robert in 2007 when he was sharing a studio with my friend Keri. We were all relatively new to the editorial photography scene. We helped each other, sharing our skills, and just providing general encouragement. Robert was the person who helped me photograph the Goodbye Books for the show I had that fall. I couldn’t have done it without him.
I’ve admired Robert’s tenacity. He switched from one type of photography to another and has since travelled the world building up his book. Here’s what he has to say about the above images:
L’ans aux Meadows is a national historic site and the very first Unesco World Heritage Site. The tiny archeological find is in north-eastern Newfoundland and was said to be originally founded by the vikings over 1000 years ago. The site now features re-constructed sod huts, and well-versed Parks Canada reps dressed in traditional clothing teach patrons of the Vinland Sagas. Bjorn the Beautiful (with axe) is the “Cheif” of the location and Ragnor the Blacksmith uses traditional tools and processes to fashion everything the site needs, from nails to swords.
I’ve been following Victor Huckabee’s (a.k.a. Pope Saint Victor) for so many years that I’ve lost track. Whether it is an illustrated thought, a band portrait or world for the blood:water mission he is constantly hitting the mark.
Ah Function Magazine. As a former image arts student at Ryerson I feel a sense of pride at how awesome this magazine is!
Here are the party details:
Function is an annual art and culture publication produced by several Image Arts students. To help promote the magazine and encourage student involvement, Function will release four zines over the course of the year. The first zine will be released this Friday during a Halloween launch party.
Prizes for best costume + DJ’s and dancing + art and culture + Steam
Whistle refreshments + awesome people = not a bad way to spend the
When: October 28th, 10pm-2am
Where: STUDIO 407, 263 Adelaide Street West
Cover = 5 dollars
Zine = 4 dollars
Cover + Zine = 8 dollars
You know whose voice I really like? Andrew Patten’s. I know, he’s the lead singer in my band but what’s the point of blogging if you can’t be biased?
Our friends over at Off the Map Webzine (OTM) who recently featured Little City in a very kind interview are having a photography show!
Here’s are the details:
DEPICT: T.O. will feature seven analogue photographers: Michael Raymond Clarke, Othello Grey, Steph Martyniuk, Jalani Morgan, Patrick Moore, Matthew Tammaro and Gemma Warren (all OTM alumni) as they visually capture their personal relationship with Toronto through the lens of a Lomography camera. Curated by OTM, we’ve encouraged each photographer to offer us new perspectives and challenge our conventional depictions of Toronto.
If you miss the opening be sure to drop by the exhibit between October 27, 2011 – November 3, 2011.
Our most loyal friends (The Most Loyals) are playing tonight at Clinton’s tonight. Some other familiar faces are performing as well including Sleep for the Nightlife, The Bad Dreams, The Young Feathers, and Jess Janz.
Doors are at 9PM
693 Bloor Street West
See you there!
You all might remember Ariel. She was raising money on Kickstarter for her EP called “Big Spoon”. Well, she was more than successful and our wonderful friend Graydon Sheppard has made a beautiful music video for her. Congrats guys!