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

Stare at this photo for ten seconds and think kind thoughts

Stare at this photo for ten seconds and think kind thoughts

With all of the bad things going on in the world, there are also plenty of good things happening. I’m trying my best to be optimistic and stay positive. Many of us flip through hundreds of photos a day, giving … Continue reading