Monday, November 30, 2009

Some Early Holiday Cheer

I don't often talk about my FT job on this blog, but I had to share these photos of the decorations we're putting up at the store. They were made by one of my co-op students last week and I died laughing, they were so freaking fantastic!

I couldn't be happier looking forward to (a somewhat awkward looking?) Christmas. Just perfect :)

Richard Simmons in the house!!! Let's go holiday shopping!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Debate Continues

HAHAHHAHAHAHAH!!!! This video is crazy!! It got me laughing to say the least. For all you Nikon and Canon users out there, you'll definitely get the gist of this.

FYI, I'm a Nikon girl all the way ;)

***warning: this video contains slight profanity

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Edward Steichen

A few weeks ago, I had myself a "Just Me Day" and spent a rainy, but beautiful Saturday at the AGO. Armed with an iPod and my thoughts, I journeyed into the renovated art gallery and checked out the Edward Steichen show.

Unfortunately, I wasn't allowed to take pictures (fie on those security guards! they seemed to be following me every time I tried to take a photo) so these images are taken from the web. Obviously they don't do the actual print justice, but they're some of the few favourites I had.

I still have to check out the Vanity Fair Portraits @ the ROM, but we'll save that for another Saturday :)

If you haven't had a chance to see Steichen's work and you're a photographer, I would recommend seeing his images at least once in person. It's incredible how much inspiration he served for photographers today - from his lighting, composition, to posing and mood.

I only managed to hunt down one image from this series, but it's fantastic. It would be neat to re-create/re-invent this concept....for sure I'll be filing this idea away for a potential shoot ;)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Get your Geek on

"mobile evolution"

When it comes to art, I have a preference for more contemporary pieces; fun & quirky makes it even better. And when an artist can re-invent something traditional like Russian maroushka dolls to showcase the cellphone, I think it's genius :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Different Perspective

Bathtub IV from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

What a breathtaking reminder of how great life (and people) can be - haha, and it's a small world after all.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Coffee Break

Hey, it's been a while.

Sorry for being M.I.A. I've been taking these past couple of weeks to catch up with...well, me - call it 'taking a break' if you will. Since things have started to slow down photography wise, I can finally make time for the simple things - things like laundry, cooking, getting my car fixed, watching a movie, sleep. Don't get me wrong, I still have a couple of projects left to do (and an exciting partnership in the works!!!) but sometimes it's nice to have that extra time to re-connect with myself and to breathe just a little more deeply.

In light of my down time, I'm going to start doing something I haven't really done in the past on this blog (and I should, really) and it's basically posting things that keep me inspired and motivated - whether it be professional or personal. (Haha, take a glimpse into my creative madness I suppose? I kid!) But hopefully you'll feel inspired too :)