Wednesday, May 12, 2010

DT 27.1 Editing Portraits

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Movie week

The 3 movies I watched during movie week Extravaganza were Pecker, Born Into Brothels and O Brother, Where Art Thou?.

Starting out with Pecker. Pecker was funny! Did I enjoy it? Not really, It was the obvious kind of funny where you know when the joke was coming, and a lot of play on words. I did like some of his images and the way they made fun of the snoby aspects of Photography and the social inferiors of the photographic industry and to make light of it gave me sense of not to take that aspect of photography so seriously.

Born Into Brothels was an awesome movie! I loved it! This is a must see for anyone. This documentary about a photographer (Zana Briski) who sets out to teach children of prostitutes in Sonagachi, Kolkata's red light district and then ends up teaching them so much more about whats out there and helping them to escape their current living situations. To see where photography can take you and to see how good these kids were was really inspiring.

Then Finally to O Brother, Where Art Thou? I liked this movie a lot. I think the story is great and it has an awesome sound track. But what it really had to do with photography I don't know... Good thing we watched the extra features on the DVD. I really can appreciate the warm tones and unsaturated effects they added to the movie really gave you the sense of how hot and dry the "dirty 30's" (great depression) were. I can appreciate this because I've recently learned at school the advantages of making an image seem warm and cold feeling.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ahhh blogging the holidays...

I have to first mention that Christmas for me this year was actually celebrated on the 26th, Boxing Day. This is because that was the day my sister Aurelle came from Boston to visit with her husband Lui and their new baby girl Leonila (our grandmother's name). And also my other sister Arlene from Brandon was coming at the same time and she also has a new baby boy named Mason who is only a week apart in age they are both 6 months old. This is their first Christmas and the first time in 4 years that we've all been together. These two kids are soooo adorable. They are both showing off the presents I got them

I had to post this image
My cousin's kid Gingee kept bringing me books I have and she brought me the newest coffee table book and asked me to read to her so I did and like a kid she laughed at everything I said, so did everyone else but my mom, she smacked the side of my head (lightly).

Yes there was a little drinking at the Christmas party.
This is my cousin Alvin and my dog Scruffs. My dog is a large breed and I don't know why but my cousin really wanted to hug him Scruffs didn't mind being held for so long either, it was so funny I had a hard time taking a picture of I was laughing so hard.

Babies in Brandon
Sooo... My sisters, husbands, sister came to visit us while we were visiting them in Brandon and this is them trying to get the babies to play with each other. The holidays this year was all about these babies entertaining us.

Toasting to 2010!
Here's to 2010! This is us freezing our butts off in -30 something weather somewhere outside of Morden, Manitoba in the Valley where no one else can here or see us. Why my friends decided to buy a barn and convert it to a house is beyond me but it made for an awesome party place. Good thing I wasn't holding a drink! This is my 5th year being sober.

Go on without me it's too cold!
This is our first snow shoeing extravaganza in 2010 with Scruffs our dog. The weather was cold but made for a beautiful backdrop .

New years day at night and you want to ice-skating and nothing is open?... Well then just build your own ice rink! That is what my friends did, and to also avoid figure skaters on their ice.

Old school friends!
I cannot even believe I went to the bar and then having to run into friends I haven't seen in years... Crazy!! I have to clarify why I was even at Gio's I was taking pics of a drag queen for a school assignment. And that Noam was just there because he was just taking a break from making B movies...

Deemed the Paparazzi for the night.
A lot of people at the bar were calling me the paparazzi and were begging me to take a picture of them. I thought the paparazzi took pictures of celebrities and people who didn't want they're pictures taken?... Crazy drunk people!

DRAG FIGHT!!! (not really)
This was all a joke I promise. I went to an after party and it was 5 a.m. and all the drag queens were getting out of face and getting back into man clothes so I mentioned that I've always wanted to see drag queens fighting and they told me it looks the same as drag queens defacing and to prove it they gave me a little show. I figured black and white cause drag queens fighting just screams really bad colors clashing!