|I've internally debated in the past about whether I should try with this blog to maintain some sort of mysterious, cryptic artist guy persona, in order to project some sort of 'professional' image, whatever that may mean. But I always come back to the facts that a) I get kind of cynical about other artists/photographers that market themselves with that sort of image, b) I don't really even market myself anyways, and c) I didn't go to art college, so I don't even know how to project that sort of image with any sort of consistency (ie: I wouldn't be able to keep a straight face). So I think I'll just stick with simple honesty, and the assumption that those that enjoy my photos can do so with or without some kind of larger than life personality.
On that note, I want to post a note with this photo to say thanks to all those that stopped by the Riverdale Art Walk this past weekend to look at photos, to talk about photos and water use in general, and just to make conversation. A special thanks goes out to those that took photos home with them. For those that emailed or called to let me know they wouldn't make it, click on this link and picture 30 images at about 12x18 inches, then click on this link and picture them at anywhere from 25 to 45 inches wide, then picture them in a 10x10 foot tent.
Also a few quick thanks - Gene Domagala for use of the canopy; Steve and Laurin for help stabilizing my last-minute no budget tent walls and for morning laughs; Lisa for setting up her excellent paintings next door, especially the underground painting; Evan for swapping photos at the end of the show (his mannequin photos are great, but all I can find online right now is his music site here); most of all thanks to Manny for helping me get everything ready before the show, lifting heavy stuff with me, and sticking around to help out for the whole weekend as well.
For future reference: I'll be at Big On Bloor again this year (weather permitting), with a few drain photos, and probably a fire sale on 8x12 prints from last year's old car series. Or you can just stop by and say hello. On one final note, some of my typewriter photos are on the wall at a certain mermaid-logoed coffee shop at the corner of Kingston and Scarborough Roads in Toronto for the rest of the month, so if you're in the mood for an $8 coffee-based hot specialty beverage in the upper Beach(es), stop by and take a look at those. Photos from our trip to Turkey will be coming up soon, with less accompanying text.