Took photos of this place knowing I'd miss it one day.
Was introduced to Chinlone this summer. The simplicity of this non-competitive myanmarese sport can leave you in a tranquil state. There is also the fun factor. Learning with my good friend, Shayan, there were definitely moments of laughter and playful frustration.
Seeking adventure I took a trip down to NYC for Halloween. This was my sixth visit to New York so I skipped the touristy ways - seeing past the initial glow and attempting to connect with the people who reside there.
My priorities when searching for an apartment in Toronto are focused on aesthetics and sacrifice.
I love living in a simple apartment where I can discover the purest forms of design. That being architecture, light, and simple interior design. What makes the hunt worth it is waking up to the sun's patterns on my wall or having breathing room created by high ceilings.
The sacrifice in this equation is due to economical reasons. This space will help inspire me to create but must not worry me with financial complications. Relaxation is my key to inspiration making the hunt for the right space crucial.
Latest large print and naturally going to be framed and placed right above the owners fireplace.
Yesterday I went on a last minute adventure to help a friend pick up his Canon 35mm 1.4L from a fellow named Joe who specializes in photographic equipment repairs and and lens alignment. I was more than impressed by his facilities which he asked me not to describe on the internet. What he was more than willing to share with us was software he developed that creates a 3d rendering of a sample of light so he can seamlessly preform more accurate alignments. He was very open about letting us know which lenses to steer away from and which to consider although we all knew he could point out flaws from each brand's lineup. If you ever need a serious alignment or calibration go to Joe from Photolens-Teck Co.
Trust me, I’m Lying written by Ryan Holiday, the Director of Marketing at American Apparel, exposes the truth about the blogging platform and the manipulation opportunities that surrounds it. Major bloggers today have to pump out copious amounts of content in order to maintain a traffic quota. They fudge facts and footnotes to fulfill the demand for the newest juicy “news”. Ryan explains how he’s single handedly created buzz for a brand by manufacturing stunts that he’s spoon fed to blogs as breaking news. He calls it “Feeding the Monster” and admits that things will only get worse from here on as blogs get more desperate for content.
As someone who’s followed Americal Apparel’s edgy “marketing campaigns” I found this particularly interesting since I’ve been unknowing seduced by the marketing stunts that Ryan Holiday has personally created.
Last week I was hired through Neon Films to light some interviews at the Mastermind Talks event. The event hosted speakers from all different industries: apparel, travel, fitness, editorial and many in between. Some of the speakers included: Tim Ferris, Ryan Holiday, Bruce Poon Tip, Mark Echo. In between interviews we were able to dine with the speakers and attendants. Those moments were very influential as those we sat with were very translucent about what techniques worked for them when it came to entrepreneurship, health, and happiness. Overall I was very grateful to be apart of the event and hope to attend next year.
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The Ashmore Century Farm was torn down this week. My family settled on that land in 1840's so this was a hard blow for my family. My cousin and I went up after it was demolished and collected farm wood not knowing what we would do with the material. There was always the temptation to sell the material because farm boards are very valuable right now for interior decorating. I snapped out of the temptation and thought up ideas of things we could make that would last the test of time. I felt that photo frames were a great piece for everyone to have. The wood is gorgeous and will compliment our memories well.
I joined an organization called Gallery 44 located here in Toronto on Richmond and Spadina around February. Many of you know that this building is home to many art related companies, exhibitions and specialty shops and naturally it is no surprise that they have a full darkroom, studio, library, scanning facility and print house. It was very intimidating to join such a community as I am a self taught photographer and have never interacted with other passionate film photographers. Working at Downtown Camera has let me to meet many types of photographers and with that said many of them are pixel peepers and gear heads. I'm not saying that is a bad thing but it'll be nice to get some creative advice. I recently went to a "printing party" where you can socialize with photographers that have a lot of darkroom experience. Printing my own photo for the first time was exhilarating.