Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wonders of London

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Trash Talk: Photos from the Exhibit

The inaugural 'Trash Talk' exhibit, presented by Created Independently, was on from November 21st to December 21st, 2009.

Basically myself and three other people sifted through other peoples trash and presented the best stuff as an art exhibit, with recorded interviews on headsets as well (not pictured.)

If you missed it, here's a look...

A Will and a wedding invitation.

A whole lot of fake money (I think it's fake, anyway...unless late nineties rappers had their own mints.)

Jessica Chan, an arts blogger, also took a choice photo of the exhibit that's on her flickr photostream.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sights of London

My blog has suddenly gone international.

I'm staying in London for a while to trade a Canadian winter with a balmy, though constantly raining, one in England. I'm going to be working on some new writing projects over here.

I had a walk around town this afternoon and I thought I'd share some photos.

They don't beat around the bush with business names over here.

See what I mean?

Who's Frank?

What's he doing to that little person?

Gangster rap is hot over here too.

Some shoe, huh? I can't wait to see this 'Priscilla' woman on display. I wonder if she's chained up like Kong...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Toronto landmark Honest Ed's goes up in flames

Well this is one way to start a new decade on the blog; with a bang.

I was walking my friend Daniel home from a bar yesterday at just past 1 AM when we happened upon fire trucks and caution tape circling discount palace Honest Ed's (Bathurst and Bloor). I happened to have had my camera with me (I don't take it everywhere; it's pretty heavy) and my blogTO business card, and that was enough to get us close to the smoldering remnants of the just distinguished fire. It sounds as if it's a crisis averted, which is good news; it was mainly old TV's and the Christian knick-knack section went up in flames in the end.

My lead photo was used in a blogTO post about the flames this morning. Click on the images for larger versions.