Monday, November 22, 2010

Acne Paper: my favourite!

I hereby officially declare the Acne Paper the best magazine I have ever read - both regarding content and design, that is.

"Each issue is created around one key idea – a timeless theme that in various ways touches all those working in the creative fields regardless of age, cultural background or social status. In an eclectic yet coherent mix portrait, fashion and art photography as well as interviews, memoirs and prose the editorial narrative aims to unite artistic minds of all generations. It pays tribute to past luminaries whilst still keeping a firm grip on the present, evoking something timeless, something nostalgic yet refreshingly modern." (David Carlson for David Report)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I can do that!

The kind of translator every international firm should go for...

PS: Bonus. One last for the road! Because French is an important language...
"Oui, Lauren, il faut que vous parlez (*parliez) en français!"

Thank you, Mel Dark, for introducing us to Catherine Tate last night! 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Red Shoes of Despair...

Bryce Dallas Howard in "Despair"
Photographer Alex Prager turns director with this 50s chiller.

I am in awe!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Always on Camera...

Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, 7pm - 10pm
Exhibition Dates: Nov.10 - Dec. 12, 2010
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 12pm - 6pm, or Weekdays By Appointment

Alison Milne Gallery
49 Ossington Ave.
Second Floor
Toronto, ON
M6J 2Y9

ALWAYS ON CAMERA, the first solo show of 37-year old Miguel Jacob, features a selection of black-and-white portraits photographed from December 2009 to May 2010. During this six-month period, the photographer set up six Saturday "sittings" in which he would invite several subjects to perform in front of the camera, scheduling them sequentially one after another in 40-minute time slots. The subjects, who were mainly unknown to the photographer and were often contacted through Facebook, include artists, musicians, drag queens, eccentrics, dancers, models, designers and activists.
Rather than attempting to capture the "personality" or "soul" of the sitter, Jacob is much more interested in the performance, geometry and the way in which the body and the chosen costume and/or accessories interact with minimal props (such as a stool, a chair or cube) in a vacuous studio space creating unique, graphic and arresting images.

Hope to see you there on Wednesday for the opening reception!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Nowhere Boy who ended up being Here, There and Everywhere...

We saw the film last night and enjoyed it tremendously! It managed to make me feel the wind of musical revolution that was ablowing in the UK in the late 50s.
Nowhere Boy is the well-wrought tale of an angry Liverpool kid, namely John Lennon. I felt thankful to the the director, Sam Taylor-Wood, for not falling into the pitfalls of Beatles nostalgia. The casting is impeccable, and so is the art direction.
If you haven't seen it yet, I warmly recommend it to you!
For more, go to the official website.
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