Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, 1998

Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, 1998

The game between Toronto Maple Leafs and Pheonix Coyotes took place on December 16, 1998. Toronto won the game 5 – 2. It was in the final days of Maple Leaf Gardens–the last game was played in February 1999 and … Continue reading

Featured in C-Type Mag

Featured in C-Type Mag

An interview on C-Type Mag (link to interview), an online magazine from Bangkok, Thailand. The photos are from the series: Wish You Were Here–my take on surrealism in everyday life. The images come about through observation, rather than with Photoshop or … Continue reading

Wish You Were Here – photographs by Avard Woolaver

Wish You Were Here – photographs by Avard Woolaver

When I was a teenage boy in the mid-Seventies, living in rural Nova Scotia, I spent hours studying the album covers created by Hipgnosis, the London-based design group. This was before I grew interested in photography, but, as LPs like Pink … Continue reading

Raffles Burgers, Dundas East and Bond, Toronto, 1981

Raffles Burgers, Dundas East and Bond, Toronto, 1981

During my time at Ryerson I ordered french fries, and sometimes a burger, from Raffles more times than I can remember. They were friendly people, and the food was oh, so tasty. It was also just steps away from the … Continue reading

Yonge and Dundas, Toronto, 1985

Yonge and Dundas, Toronto, 1985

I’ve been interested in self portraits since I first saw some Lee Friedlander selfies in 1978. I like how he placed himself in the photo with a kind of deadpan humour and the way he used various reflections and shadows. … Continue reading