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  • Angela again! (And Taylor, who is a sweetheart, also.)
I’m actually functionally incapable of not taking pictures of people if they’re around.

    Angela again! (And Taylor, who is a sweetheart, also.)

    I’m actually functionally incapable of not taking pictures of people if they’re around.

    Source: nopenopemovealong

  • Angela is really pretty, you guys! And she has a blog!

    Angela is really pretty, you guys! And she has a blog!

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  • My friend Angela on Toronto’s Nuit Blanche 2013, at the aptly named lightbridge by Urban Visuals.
(09-10-2013)

    My friend Angela on Toronto’s Nuit Blanche 2013, at the aptly named lightbridge by Urban Visuals.

    (09-10-2013)

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  • some photos from the weekend.

    on top, delicious, delicious cookies baked by the lovely angela;. and below, my roommate mark, looking vaguely skeptical. (he does that sometimes.)

    (25-04-2013)

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  • So you may be wondering, “Wow, Frankih, you friggin posted something? Why now, you lazy jerk?”
And there’s really no answer to that. I’ve been pretty badly creatively blocked for about a year now. Maybe a little longer than that. And I guess today it just sort of hit me that the only way to deal with that was to start creating things again, no matter how badly they sucked. (I mean, I knew this as a theory. Deciding to put theory into practice was a whole new revelation.)
Is this a new photo? No. This is from New York City, when I was last there in 2011. It’s not a great photo, particularly. It’s not a great scan. The photo is, however, part of the small collection that forms a “headboard” on my bed. The collection is all of pictures I took when I felt such overwhelming love for the universe. I can also recall, while taking a lot of the photographs, a feeling of nearly-infinite potential. The photos are also quite old - from two years old in the most recent ones to about six years old in others.
The world can drag me down sometimes. I doubt what I can do, I doubt who I am, I doubt what I want. Some days, I crawl into bed and cry. Other days, I don’t get out of bed at all. I’m not alone in that.
And I don’t think I’m alone in deciding that I am not going to let the world beat me, either.
I don’t know how much of that made sense. The final point is this: I’m very tired of judging myself for not getting out of my pyjamas when I don’t have to. I’m very tired of worrying so much about the finished product that I hardly pick up a camera or pen.
So I’m just going to fucking do it already. I will add to the makeshift headboard, and I will stop living so much in the past.
(4-11-2013)

    So you may be wondering, “Wow, Frankih, you friggin posted something? Why now, you lazy jerk?”

    And there’s really no answer to that. I’ve been pretty badly creatively blocked for about a year now. Maybe a little longer than that. And I guess today it just sort of hit me that the only way to deal with that was to start creating things again, no matter how badly they sucked. (I mean, I knew this as a theory. Deciding to put theory into practice was a whole new revelation.)

    Is this a new photo? No. This is from New York City, when I was last there in 2011. It’s not a great photo, particularly. It’s not a great scan. The photo is, however, part of the small collection that forms a “headboard” on my bed. The collection is all of pictures I took when I felt such overwhelming love for the universe. I can also recall, while taking a lot of the photographs, a feeling of nearly-infinite potential. The photos are also quite old - from two years old in the most recent ones to about six years old in others.

    The world can drag me down sometimes. I doubt what I can do, I doubt who I am, I doubt what I want. Some days, I crawl into bed and cry. Other days, I don’t get out of bed at all. I’m not alone in that.

    And I don’t think I’m alone in deciding that I am not going to let the world beat me, either.

    I don’t know how much of that made sense. The final point is this: I’m very tired of judging myself for not getting out of my pyjamas when I don’t have to. I’m very tired of worrying so much about the finished product that I hardly pick up a camera or pen.

    So I’m just going to fucking do it already. I will add to the makeshift headboard, and I will stop living so much in the past.

    (4-11-2013)

    Source: nopenopemovealong

  • OH HEY, what’s this? Is it a photo? Yes it is. I took this on Rue St. Denis in Montreal last month - I plan to go back to Montreal really soon. I love it there, I love the atmosphere, and to be honest, I am a little sick of this town. Apparently, however, there was a smudge on my lens the whole trip, so please ignore that highly objectionable part of the image. I just figured it’d be good to get something out there.
(25-08-2012)

    OH HEY, what’s this? Is it a photo? Yes it is. I took this on Rue St. Denis in Montreal last month - I plan to go back to Montreal really soon. I love it there, I love the atmosphere, and to be honest, I am a little sick of this town. Apparently, however, there was a smudge on my lens the whole trip, so please ignore that highly objectionable part of the image. I just figured it’d be good to get something out there.

    (25-08-2012)

    Source: nopenopemovealong

  • So it’s been ages and ages since I’ve uploaded anything; have a picture.
This is from the last North Town Music and Art Wars that I shot, a little over a month ago now. It features the Hype Man from the band Marshall and the Deputies - who are quite fun to shoot, though it can get a bit crowded in the tiny space with the Hype Man there.
I’m starting a new photo series soon. It’s in the stages between planning and execution, which is called organization. Basically, I am taking some of the lovely people I work with, one at a time, to shoot modern versions of fairy tale princes and princesses. Weather permitting, I’ll be starting the shoot with Sam next week, though the location is still a bit up for grabs.
If anyone in the Toronto area has a free afternoon and would like to participate and be a fairy tale character (it’s important to note that it’s not Disney characters, but the proper fairy tale ones), I’d love to hear from them. I can’t offer pay, but I can offer coffee!
Alternately, what fairy tales would you like to see done? I’ll be posting some sketches of planned shots at some point soon.
(6-14-2012)

    So it’s been ages and ages since I’ve uploaded anything; have a picture.

    This is from the last North Town Music and Art Wars that I shot, a little over a month ago now. It features the Hype Man from the band Marshall and the Deputies - who are quite fun to shoot, though it can get a bit crowded in the tiny space with the Hype Man there.

    I’m starting a new photo series soon. It’s in the stages between planning and execution, which is called organization. Basically, I am taking some of the lovely people I work with, one at a time, to shoot modern versions of fairy tale princes and princesses. Weather permitting, I’ll be starting the shoot with Sam next week, though the location is still a bit up for grabs.

    If anyone in the Toronto area has a free afternoon and would like to participate and be a fairy tale character (it’s important to note that it’s not Disney characters, but the proper fairy tale ones), I’d love to hear from them. I can’t offer pay, but I can offer coffee!

    Alternately, what fairy tales would you like to see done? I’ll be posting some sketches of planned shots at some point soon.

    (6-14-2012)

    Source: nopenopemovealong

  • One of the other photos from Saturday night, which I am pleased with the feel off, if not the crop of it.
(3-27-2012)

    One of the other photos from Saturday night, which I am pleased with the feel off, if not the crop of it.

    (3-27-2012)

    Source: nopenopemovealong

  • So on Saturday I went up to the second North Town Music & Art Wars, and had a blast. I’ve just started processing the photos, which are coming out a lot better than the last event’s photos. So, heck yeah, I guess!
The all-ages venue is kind of a challenge, in terms of what I can do; the lighting is red and green, and it’s a really tiny space, with the stage only about a foot and a half off the ground. So I’ve decided that I’m going to try and photograph them like basement punk shows or VFW shows, and go for a really old-looking style for most of it.
There was a full on mosh pit at this particular show, and I forgot how difficult/fun it is to try and dodge people to get your shot. I’ll probably be posting more of these over the next couple days, as I get all my editing done. Heck yessss.
(3-26-2012)

    So on Saturday I went up to the second North Town Music & Art Wars, and had a blast. I’ve just started processing the photos, which are coming out a lot better than the last event’s photos. So, heck yeah, I guess!

    The all-ages venue is kind of a challenge, in terms of what I can do; the lighting is red and green, and it’s a really tiny space, with the stage only about a foot and a half off the ground. So I’ve decided that I’m going to try and photograph them like basement punk shows or VFW shows, and go for a really old-looking style for most of it.

    There was a full on mosh pit at this particular show, and I forgot how difficult/fun it is to try and dodge people to get your shot. I’ll probably be posting more of these over the next couple days, as I get all my editing done. Heck yessss.

    (3-26-2012)

    Source: nopenopemovealong

  • So I went to the Northtown Music&Art Wars on Saturday, in a semi-professional capacity, to take photos of the various bands and visual artists. It was pretty fun, despite the fact that I had issues with every single piece of equipment I had on me and had panic attacks, hahaha.
The Music&Art Wars is a pretty cool concept - every other week, a variety of bands compete against each other, in two venues - first at an all-ages place, and second in a pub. There’s both an acoustic and an electric category. While the all-ages bands are competing, visual artists go head to head in creating pieces. They come in with a blank canvas. When the all-ages show is finished, the visual artists put down their tools, and voting continues at the 19+ venue.
I had a pretty good time, and also managed to get this shot of one of the audience members, who had done a couple other backflips through the night.
(Anyone in the GTA, the next Northtown Music&Art Wars takes place in Newmarket at The Jam Spot on Mar 24, doors at 6:30. Cover is $10. Or come to the no-cover 19+ event at The Lion and Firkin.)
(3-13-2012)

    So I went to the Northtown Music&Art Wars on Saturday, in a semi-professional capacity, to take photos of the various bands and visual artists. It was pretty fun, despite the fact that I had issues with every single piece of equipment I had on me and had panic attacks, hahaha.

    The Music&Art Wars is a pretty cool concept - every other week, a variety of bands compete against each other, in two venues - first at an all-ages place, and second in a pub. There’s both an acoustic and an electric category. While the all-ages bands are competing, visual artists go head to head in creating pieces. They come in with a blank canvas. When the all-ages show is finished, the visual artists put down their tools, and voting continues at the 19+ venue.

    I had a pretty good time, and also managed to get this shot of one of the audience members, who had done a couple other backflips through the night.

    (Anyone in the GTA, the next Northtown Music&Art Wars takes place in Newmarket at The Jam Spot on Mar 24, doors at 6:30. Cover is $10. Or come to the no-cover 19+ event at The Lion and Firkin.)

    (3-13-2012)

    Source: nopenopemovealong