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 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

8 Questions for photographer Mark Hewitt Johnson

8 Questions for photographer Mark Hewitt Johnson

  Mark Hewitt Johnson is an accomplished Toronto photographer who has been active for over forty years. He is a life-long student of the photographic medium who has wide ranging and eclectic interests. I enjoy and admire his work, not … Continue reading