Photography

This Could Be A Piece of Made Art

By anyone’s definition, Antony Creary and I are newbies to Toronto. We grew up in the reaches of the burbs, dipping in and out of the city as adolescents, giving us a skewed view of the city. We used to think big cities meant big roads, more traffic and skyscrapers — not tree-lined streets and beaches. This is what any sensible human living in a lakeside, world-class, city would hope for—yearn for. Unfortunately this is not the case. Now, as …

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Catch Up: Mark Peckmezian

There’s something really interesting about Mark Peckmezian’s photography. It’s arresting—and this quality yanks it out of the stream of imagery we constantly see through monitors and smart phones.  It’s arresting not just to the Toronto art scene and blogosphere, but also to a wide spectrum of publications with wildly different aesthetics and audiences. For instance, Mark recently shot for The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, and UK music magazine The Wire.  This was not long after being profiled by Vice Magazine, …

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A Photo Story by Daniel Neuhaus: Romeo & Juliet

My education and background is in cinema and that’s where I draw a lot of my inspiration and passion. Its also been the gateway to my photographic ambitions because I can use it as a cinematic shorthand to test out ideas and to execute projects. I am also drawn to the troubleshooting aspect of photography and finding photographic solutions (and sometimes intertextual solutions) to conceptual conundrums I’d be wrangling in my head.  Similarly, what draws me to the ballet is its …

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Feature: Yuli Sato

Her Wild Imagination Often sifting through massive books of her negatives, Yuli Sato celebrates a tradition of photographic physicality. Having lived in Yellowknife, Calgary, Victoria and now Montreal, Yuli Sato has arrived at her full-blown adoration with photography. Leaving high school in British Columbia and coming to Montreal for her degree in photography was not an unnatural move for Sato, “In high school I was extremely exposed to photography; we had a really good dark room at school which I …

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Profile: Berkley Jordan Abrams

Double Exposure When a girl is born to a photographer mother, childhood memories are closely tied to flashes and dark rooms. Berkley Jordan Abrams was exposed at a young age to photography, being raised and educated by artists in a tight-knit creative community. Now the Dalhousie psych student is experimenting with photographic manipulations that expose human dynamics. Abrams sat down with me to discuss double exposures, layering, and the art of memory. Lauren Pincente: Photography is a physical stamp of a …

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Feature: Fraser McCallum

Electronic Lights Flicker OTM talks with photo-based Toronto artist Fraser McCallum. —- Fraser McCallum’s photographs bring to mind a scene in the movie Knocked Up: Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd are tripping balls on mushrooms in Vegas. They have a moment in their hotel room where they realize that there are way too many chairs of different sizes and shapes in the room. “There are five different types of chair in this room,” Paul Rudd says “… there’s a guy …

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