Toronto Star Feature

Toronto Star Feature

I’m really happy to be featured in the Toronto Star. Many thanks to writer Shawn Micallef, who’s always an astute observer and eloquent chronicler of urban life. (Check out his great book about Toronto, Frontier City!) Photographs taken between 1980 … Continue reading

Toronto Days: photographs by Avard Woolaver

Toronto Days: photographs by Avard Woolaver

I’m excited about the exhibition in March. I hope those of you in the Toronto area can come out! Toronto Days: photographs by Avard Woolaver Gallery 310, Ryerson School of Image Arts 122 Bond Street, Toronto, ON March 5 – … Continue reading

Toronto (1980-1986)

Toronto (1980-1986)

A feature on All Cities Are Beautiful featuring a selection of Toronto photos from the series: Toronto Flashback (1980-1986) and No Money Down (1980-1986). http://allcitiesarebeautiful.com/avard-woolaver-toronto/ “Travel back in time and explore Canada’s Toronto of the early 1980s: Avard Woolaver allows … Continue reading

Toronto Flashback (1980-1986) – photos by Avard Woolaver

Toronto Flashback (1980-1986) – photos by Avard Woolaver

A promo by Samuel J. Zachs Gallery in Toronto featuring a selection of photos from the book Toronto Flashback (1980-1986). http://www.zacksgallery.ca/avard-woolaver.html “Photographer Avard Woolaver moved to Toronto in 1980 to study photography at Ryerson University. During his transition from rural Nova … Continue reading

B&W Photos from 1980s Japan and Toronto Have Modern Appeal

B&W Photos from 1980s Japan and Toronto Have Modern Appeal

Notice talks with Avard Woolaver about his nostalgic and moving photography from a bygone era. http://notice.media/street-photography-and-urban-landscapes-from-tokyo-and-toronto/ Ask ten different street photographers what defines the art form and you’ll likely get ten different answers. It’s a diverse craft that’s unique to each photographer. Street photography is … Continue reading

Poetry is like the latent image

Poetry is like the latent image

In analog photography, the image is invisible and remains hidden on the film until it magically appears during development. Poetry can remain in our minds like a latent image. Here is a poem I wrote about this phenomenon.   Latent … Continue reading

Nostalgia is the drug of choice for baby boomers

Nostalgia is the drug of choice for baby boomers

Nostalgia can be described as a sentimental longing for the past. It comes from the Greek nostos (homecoming) and algos (pain) and is thought to have been derived from Homer’s The Odyssey. With baby boomers reaching their senior years, nostalgia seems to be their drug of choice. … Continue reading