Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Today I did an editorial shoot, and just the kind I like. I love the little stories where regular people do great things. And I think that that is also what motivates me in much my personal work. I like making images about the simple, but the simple that I see as extraordinary, finding joy in the everyday. That is probably also why I like pigeons. They are common and yet quite beautiful and I think resilient for being able to survive in harsh urban environments.
After a warm and summery week yesterday brought a winter storm and lots of snow. That's all gone now, but all is not the same. This morning when I looked out my back window to see how the dedicated pigeon family, who was raising and constantly seeing to their young squab (chick), was doing I saw that the youngster was dead. I guess it just couldn't survive the sudden cold temperatures. I can't help but feel that as freakish storms like yesterday's seem to only increase in number wildlife will continue to suffer while we complain about having to take our winter boots out of the closet.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Some stills from the cottage.
For those of you in NYC I am jealous of the fact that you get to see the first screenings of "The Woodmans" this week. I wish I could see it, I love Francesca's work and the trailer has piqued my interest. (Part of the Tribeca Film Festival, screenings Tues, Wed, and Sat.)
I've been photographing playoff fever and Habs fans before home games this week. Exciting game tonight. Hopefully we will win on Wednesday and make it to the next round!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Chris, same day, different moods (not great scans)
Well I am officially finished the course work portion of my MFA! Now I "just" need to do my thesis project which I will be shooting this summer. This new project involves an exciting location and a new subject. I'll tell you more about it soon enough.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
3 new kitchen counter images.
The third is of some tire (maple taffy) which is just about out of season now I think. For those of you who don't know about this wonderful stuff it is basically reduce maple syrup that is poured on snow, and then you come along, roll it up on a popsicle stick and eat it.
This week on offer in Montreal:
Collision 6 at the Parisian Laundry (work from Concordia and UQAM graduating MFA students), opening on Friday
right around the corner and also opening on Friday: Index at Jean-Brillant, the Concordia photo undergrads show
And from Thursday to Sunday of this week: Paper 10 at the BlackWatch, the Contemporary Art Fair of Works on Paper
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
More from the small town of Entrelacs.
The Farmani opening and my few days in New York City were great. Thanks to all who came to the packed opening and showed their support. The show looks amazing (well done Rafael, Paolo and Elle!) and I am so happy to be part of it.