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/

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

iN-PUBLiC Interview with Avard Woolaver

iN-PUBLiC Interview with Avard Woolaver

An interview on iN-PUBLiC. Many thanks to Charalampos Kydonakis.                            http://in-public.com/interview-with-avard-woolaver/ It certainly was a challenge answering the questions: Who, Where, When, What, and Why. Perhaps “why” is … Continue reading

Dundas West and Keele, Toronto, 1983

Dundas West and Keele, Toronto, 1983

from the series: Toronto Days   Documenting Toronto in the 1980s and 1990s, in my younger days—Be sure to check out my new blog: The Image Journey http://www.avardwoolaver.com/ Posted by Avard Woolaver Photography on Wednesday, November 9, 2016