Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Some 35mm Images

I'm now going through all the 35mm film I shot in the Arctic. Here is a preview of some of those images.

A few more images

A few more images shot on my 4x5 camera for The Dissolving Landscape.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Dissolving Landscape

I have recently returned from spending three weeks in Svalbard, participating in The Arctic Circle Residency, shooting altered film for my project The Dissolving Landscape. The film has been soaked in various acidic solutions to degrade it, speaking to the impending effects of global warming, as well as the changing medium of photography. I still have a lot more film to go through, but here is a preliminary selection.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Somewhere Strange at Roadside Attractions

If you are in Toronto, check out my installation Somewhere Strange in the window of Roadside Attractions at 911 Davenport Road. On until September 30th.

Somewhere Strange is a mosaic of postcards presented with a haiku poem, which reads as follows:

You are somewhere strange.
Do not be surprised if you
Sleep through the alarm.

The collection of postcards addresses the disparity between how spaces are represented and idealized, versus the visceral experience of passing through them. The haiku poem is meant to add another layer of meaning to the postcards, asking you to wonder about the nature of reality whilst looking at images from many different places. Together, these elements form a simple expression of the sublime strangeness of the world, where you may reflect on dreams, reality, familiarity and the unexpected.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Film Soaking Tests

I have been working hard experimenting with film soaking techniques for my upcoming residency in the Arctic this fall. Here are some of my latest results:

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Kickstarter Project for The Arctic Circle Residency

Hey everybody! I'm doing a Kickstarter campaign to fundraise for a trip to the Arctic I'm doing later this year. I've been invited to participate in The Arctic Circle program, an artist residency where you sail on a Barquentine tall ship (aka pirate ship) for three weeks around Svalbard. It is the trip of a lifetime and I am insanely excited for it! If you can chip in a few bucks, there are some awesome rewards listed on the campaign page, and please feel free to share the link far and wide! Thank you!