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

Rio Theatre, Yonge Street, Toronto, 1981

Rio Theatre, Yonge Street, Toronto, 1981

Rio Theatre, Yonge Street, Toronto, 1981 – from the book Toronto Days Available through Blurb Books and Amazon: http://www.blurb.ca/b/8537132-toronto-days  https://www.amazon.com/Toronto-Days-Avard-Woolaver/dp/1388830213/

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

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