Williams Lake/ Punky Lake Summer 2016 Art Camp Diary- Part 6: the photographer

Recall: Preview Part 1: Preparation Part 2: Travel Part 3: Art Camp Day 1  Part 4: Art Camp Day 2 Part 5: Art Camp Day 3 — Part 6: Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society Summer 2016 Art Camp- the photographer What a treat it was to be joined by photographer Rick Magnell of Magnell Photography on Days…

INSIDE OUT PROJECT- breaking the cycle of violence through creativity: Activities Report Summer 2015

Inside Out Project Summer 2015 was made possible by a generous grant from the Province of British Columbia – Ministry of Justice: Victim Services and Crime Prevention  Division — INSIDE OUT PROJECT- OWN YOUR JOURNEY: breaking the cycle of violence through creativity Activities Report Location: Mountainside Secondary School, North Vancouver, BC, Canada Instructors: Ian Powell: photography, digital media Kat Thorsen: therapeutic art Erin Ross: animation The Inside Out Project Summer 2015 was a…

Day 4 and 5 Inside Out Project Summer 2015: Digging Deeper

INSIDE OUT PROJECT: OWN YOUR JOURNEY- Breaking the cycle of violence through creativity Inside Out Project – Own Your Journey SUMMER 2015 is a three week intensive arts-based program running out of Mountainside Secondary School (July 6-24, 2015) for youth ages 13-20 that uses the vehicles of therapeutic art, photography and stop motion animation to teach life and…

Inside Out Project: Own Your Journey, Mountainside Pilot Project Week 5 of 5

Recall: LINK: MOUNTAINSIDE SECONDARY: Inside Out Project: Own Your Journey Youth-run initiative using the vehicle of portrait photography and street art to learn life and transferable skills while developing self-empowerment, peer to peer interaction and community connections. THEMES: Connection and Empowerment CO-FACILITATORS: IAN POWELL, KAT THORSEN Pilot Project: September 30, 2014- October 30, 2014 INSPIRED BY OUR…

Inside Out: youth empowerment, peer to peer interaction and community connections.

I am so excited to be part of this incredible project inspired by my hero JR: MOUNTAINSIDE SECONDARY: Inside Out Project: Own Your Journey Youth-run initiative using the vehicle of portrait photography and street art to learn life and transferable skills while developing self-empowerment, peer to peer interaction and community connections. THEMES: Connection and Empowerment CO-FACILITATORS:…

Does context help or hinder your interpretation of art?

Does context change the way your interpret an image? A piece of art? Does knowing whether or not the artist is a man or woman affect the way you read the image? Is it important to know how the artist self-identifies? Does it matter if she was an alcoholic? If he was a bastard? If…

Butterfly Warrior: photoshoot Thursday with Sarah Starchild and Farren Strongarm

        Tribal makeup and concept by Zöe Harvey I know I’m late but destiny brought me back to you Time went by turned you into a butterfly – The Dream

Street art and fashion- a collaborative affair. Photographer Kali Banner, designer Michelle Leung

RECENT PHOTOSHOOT AT “THE WALL” Clothing Designer: Michelle Leung  Photographer: Kali Banner Editor: Steven Roste Model: Eugenie Lin  

“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.” Diane Arbus #photoshootThursday

It is always fun to have impromptu photoshoots!  Always!  Last Thursday, we gathered together again in the workshop at District 319 and played.   I love capturing moments with my iPhone: Photographer Carolyn Spencer directed the shoot and masterfully captured moments inspired by 80’s greed:

Evan and Larissa- Thursday pas de deux #photoshoot

It was a joy for me to witness the dance between best friends Evan Voyageur and Larissa Brown on Thursday at our Intersections Media Intake 7 photoshoot.  They are an artist’s delight!

Take Off the Amber, Put Out the Lamp #graphicnovel #research

Take the day.  Immerse.  Forget everything else.  Read.  Sketch.  Cocoon.  Trust the calling. Today’s resources: Jamison, K.R. (1999) Night Falls Fast- understanding suicide, Vintage Books: New York, NY, USA Malooof, J., ed. (2012) Vivian Maier- Street Photographer, powerHouse Books: New York NY, USA Appignanesi, L. (2007) Sad, Mad and Bad- women and the mind-doctors from…

A wise man once said that all human activity is a form of play. #Photoshoot

A wise man once said that all human activity is a form of play. And the highest form of play is the search for Truth, Beauty and Love. What more is needed? Should there be a ‘meaning’ as well, that will be a bonus? If we waste time looking for life’s meaning, we may have…

These three hours that we have spent.. two shadows went along with us… #graphicnovel photoshoot w. @RickLegalPhotos

Recall Photoshoot Dec 3, 2012: A Lecture Upon the Shadow Here are some MEGA TASTY treats from Rick Legal. As an artist/researcher/behavior evidence analyst, these photos fill every cell of my being with joy!  It is wonderful to allow a fellow artist the freedom to do his work within the context/limits of a vision.  Extraordinary….

A Lecture Upon the Shadow: an evening of collaboration on the #graphicnovel with @RickLegalPhotos and co.

A LECTURE UPON THE SHADOW. by John Donne December 3, 2012 was an evening of collaboration as Jocelyn Louise and Jay Fisher recreated 1947 and main characters from my graphic novel as they were photographed by the extraordinary photographer, Rick Legal, and as the entire process was documented by photographer and colleague, Nancy Kirkpatrick. The book will include…

Introducing Angus MacDonald, photographer, #Vancouver

I have the pleasure of working with Angus at Intersections Media in Vancouver.  I am delighted to share an initial peek at his work.  He will be documenting his time at Intersections through photos and film and I can’t wait to use his photos as sources for my wheatpastes!

A morning with Joe… trying printouts, multiple copies. #streetart #wheatpaste

Trying wheatpasting printouts of originals for the first time!  It worked!  They didn’t run! Today’s subject: Joe Average I had fun going back adding to the last wheatpasting spot. Be sure to check out Joe Average’s new site! —

Joe Average’s new site! #art #photography

We are SO LUCKY to be able to access more of Joe Average’s work on his new site!  Check it out!  It’s like drinking a cool glass of clear, clean, beautiful water. Joe Average (born 1957) is a Canadian artist who resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. Diagnosed HIV+ at age 27, Average made the decision to commit the rest of…

Exquisite portraits by Tony Noh #photography

I asked my colleague (filmmaker/photographer) Tony Noh to capture my students in the style of Rineke Dijkstra.   I asked for stark raw sources.  He delivered, beautifully. More student portraits by Tony Noh: —   —

Victor Bearpark. #Photography. #Inspiration.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF VICTOR BEARPARK I had the honor of first meeting Victor Bearpark at my June 23rd, 2011 art event.  I adore this man and adore his work. I am someone who after many years reclaimed my life with my Camera and a dream so to speak… I want to share as much of that…

Reclaiming life through the camera- the inspiring photography of Victor Bearpark

I had the honor of first meeting Victor Bearpark at my June 23rd art event.  I adore this man and adore his work. I am someone who after many years reclaimed my life with my Camera and a dream so to speak… I want to share as much of that as I can… Victor Bearpark Victor…

Julia Kozlov and The INSIDE OUT PROJECT at ‘heroes with heART’ art event June 23!

The fabulous Julia Kozlov will be doing the INSIDE OUT PROJECT at my interactive art event on June 23!  Here’s her explanation about it:   I will be setting up a Inside Out Vancouver portrait taking corner at the event on June 23rd. Inside Out Vancouver is an extension of JR’s global Inside Out campaign which…

Vintage photos- perfect inspiration for the Graphic Novel.

PROJECT FUNDING HAS LAUNCHED on KICKSTARTER: He brushed the leaves aside and uncovered the most baffling double murder Vancouver has ever had. – The Vancouver Province April 15, 1953   My Graphic Novel is in the post-research, now-start-drawing phase.  I purchased some amazing photos from the ETSY shop VINTAGE WAREHOUSE.  The 1940’s style depicted is exactly the…

Foreshadowing upcoming art events: The portrait! Time-lapse photography (model: Chad)

Model: Chad Francouer TIME LAPSE VIDEO (by Julian Bowers): There is a tension in the portrait between maximum likeness on the one hand and idealization for the purpose of show on the other. Roland Kanz

‘Cafe Lehmitz’ by Anders Petersen. #photography that inspires my work. Recalling exhibit @ModernaMuseet 2009

Alcohol’s children?  Manitou’s vengeance?  Who knows. In July 2009, I visited the MODERNA MUSEET in Stockholm.  My favorite section of the gallery exhibits was Reality Revisited- Photography from the Moderna Museet Collection.  The raw, honest work of Swedish photographer Anders Petersen stood out.  It reminds of the subjects of Diane Arbus, but unlike the posed work…

Solvig and Katrine- art, magic, healing, intuition, and a murder mystery

Being a Swede in Canada, it is inevitable that I have old family friends since childhood that are Swedish!  I met Solvig and her family when we lived in Houston BC in the early 70’s. Solvig and her daughter Katrine have held a special place in my life ever since.  Solvig is one of the…