Here is the teaser for the short film that I am in. I play Deshawn a wankster to sum it up. The short film is called Good Day to Shoot directed by Bansuk Wolf. We wrapped up filming last Sunday and I must admit I can’t wait to do more stuff like this again.
I went to the members screening for Francis Bacon and Henri Moore: Terror and Beauty show at the AGO on April 4th; which was also my birthday :). I went with my friend/colleague Shane Fester - http://shanefester.tumblr.com/ - and what I can say after viewing the members screening is that Francis Bacon is bad ass. I’ve seen his paintings obviously on the internet and a few when I went to New York and visited the Moma years ago, but nothing is more intoxicating then witnessing the scale and the pain in person. I remember trying to go closer to the paintings when we had our chance. “Run in there, there is nobody there,” Shane would whisper to me as we dashed past the other views that were in awe. The show wasn’t all about Mr. Bacon. Since the show was dedicated to British artists there was a photographer who was apart of the show that I really enjoyed viewing his small prints. Bill Brandt is his name. His black and white photography shot at night which focuses on the shape and silhouette of objects definitely made me go back a few times around the exhibition to take another look. Last but not least is Henri Moore. Sensually volumtous is all I have to say about his sculptures :). I am on a short break from the independent short film that I am in. Today is the final day of filming and once we finish I’ll post the trailer and gather up a bunch of stills from everyone on set to show. Enjoy.
Happy New Year since this is my first post of the year. A lot has happened since my last post. I got a new camera body which I will be using mainly for videos. It’s called the Panasonic GH2. I’m still renovating my apartment and the above images are of my room unfurnished. I still shoot product photography at work. I’ve finally gone through a lot of images from Spring/Summer 2013 and got it down to roughly under 400 images that I like. I’ll try and categorize the images when I do post them. I’m in an independent short film which might continue production next winter. I’ll post more information when we’re finished filming. ENJOY!
I did some work at work which ended up in the Toronto Star on August 15,2013. Here’s a photograph I took of the newsprint. I shot the Quiksilver shirts, the Lazypants a while back, the Levis Jean jacket with the shirt within it, the stack of The North Face sweaters and the colored denim. Here’s the actual image they use on the website which is in high resolution. All images are copyrighted by Sporting Life. By the way I photograph clothes at work :P.
It’s been a few busy months. Last time I wrote I remember saying I had 2 rooms left and some minor fixing up to do within my home. Now I got 1 room left and more than a little minor things to fix. Anyways… I’ve had these images that I’ve posted for quite some time, but they were just unedited. They are from my Life Drawing class I had with Peter Mah at OCAD. Here is a link to Peter’s work: http://www.kinsmanrobinson.com/dynamic/artwork_display.asp?ArtworkID=436 . You can use the left arrow or the right arrow to view more of his work, but I feel this exact URL describes what the class was all about.
Our grading was broken down into several categories and that can give you a good idea as to what we learned in class. I had no homework for this class by the way :)
2 minute gestures 10%
5 – 10 minute gestures 10%
Monotone and shape 5%
Use of 2 tones 5%
Use of 3 tones 10%
Proportion & directional lines 10%
Multiple planes 15%
Contrast and gradation used to define spatial reference:
sustained drawing using gradation 15%
Contrast defining volume and form 20%
Finished with a 72%(B) at the end of the semester and believe me, he gives everyone 60’s.