Some images from Digifest......
(camera: Sony Clie PJ37)
Philomene Longpre's (amazing!!) installation
Some of the NEPWAK crew with the wheelchair
Rockin' out with the "Robot Rock Band"
"Robot Landscapes" (in the Habourfront vitrines)
entrance to the sun room
the best chair ever! (can you believe it's made of felt??)
Will post more when I have the mental ability to....
Breakfast at Tiffany's... errr, the Pickle Barrel, I mean.
A picture to add to the universal collection of "airplane wing shots".... (Regina to Toronto, Dec 2003)
Three weeks in Regina is like going away to a different country.
View first batch of photos from my Woca (they need to be rescanned though).
Arrived Dec. 11th and I was welcomed with blistering -30 degree weather (compared to Toronto's +5 degrees). I promptly bought a scarf.
I also promptly got put out of service with a cold in which coughing made me feel delerious... At least it was the day after my birthday so at least I got some partying in.
On the road to recovery... Weather also warmed up to -10 so it was great.
Did lots of this and that with old friends from high school. It was really nice seeing people that I hadn't seen in 2- 4 years and meeting their friends. Holly, a friend since grade 1, even dragged out her photo albums and keepsakes box which added much humour into the holiday.
By the middle of this week though I felt like I had been in Regina for what felt like a really long time. I double-checked my plane ticket and realized that I had 3 more weeks left in Regina.
I then promptly changed my ticket to leave Dec. 31 rather than Jan 5.
Did more of this and that. I mean, what can I tell you... it's Regina.
If there would have been a Week 4 then I would have had to suffer -55 degree weather since the cold settled back in the day I left. You don't understand how glad I am to be back in Toronto.
A little bit of Photoshop-ing but the flowers actually are those colours.
And for one glorious night downtown... the stars could be seen.
I miss summer -- or at least the idea of a summer holiday since I'm desperately needing some air right now.
This is from Ward Island. After a 'hike' through poison ivy, Norina and I scored prime real estate with a log by the waves and kicked off our shoes to make this sand creation while fending off big, wet dogs.
And because I finally developed my photos from 3 months ago, the photo section has been updated too. Check it.
What happened to August?? Somehow the vacation time that I scheduled months ago was usurped by the events of (what else?) The Great Blackout 2003. My plans went awry and a whole lot of nothing got done.
cost of Woca camera: $20
cost of colour medium format film: $7
total frames available: 16
number of major cities I was in: 2
total hours on a bus: 9
total hours of walking: 8
times I think I forgot to take the lens cap off: 3
cost of negative development and contact print: $13
...Or $20 depending on how you look at it.
I will soon be the proud owner of a WOCA camera (akin to a Holga but with a glass lense instead of plastic) and I can't wait! Or actually, I have no choice but to wait since it's mail order...
Here's a fun thing I can do to it.
And I just scanned in some of my old B&W pics from last month's photo-ing... Looks like a Lomo shot, eh? Nope, it was with my SLR.
Well I never really had a chance to write down an articulation of my thoughts for this event but these are the notes that I wrote down:
Went to Hillman Curtis with Erica and Dave. Curtis ended up being quite the humble person. As commercial as he is, he doesn't gloss over it. (He does believe that you can put the words 'commercial' and 'artists' together and still have them work.)
It was very interesting how he talked about his desire to communicate. He mentioned his faith in the internet to break free from needing big corporations in order to get your music out. And of course this applies to writing and art. (Very timely since I recieved a link from Alex about Peer-to-peer streaming for audio and video. Goooo pirate radio/tv!)
Some pics of the event: (They're really blurry because the lecture was in a very dark movie theatre, hence a slightly shaky long exposure. But that black blob of a figure... that's Hillman)
I can't remember if Tim McGraw is a real person or not but a video or commercial was being filmed about him over the Thanksgiving weekend.
The spotlights kept on lighting up my room so I ventured out to take some pics.