The talented Steve Carty was on camera, Talia Brown styling, and Shawnna Downing on make up, visiting from Berlin. Assistants Miguel Arenillas and Wade Hudson rocked it on set with us. From the Hermann & Audrey production team was myself, Lauren Ching.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM at Hermann & Audrey. 1506 Dundas W, Toronto
Looking for a creative jam? A spot in the Artist in Residence program is available. Detail below.
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24 | Toronto – A Video Compilation filmed by Toronto’s talent about their city.
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As a part of NXNE Art 2014, artists from the Northeast shifted the narrative of Toronto’s streets, creating destinations of beauty. Take a peek at some of the images below and see how Toronto has been transformed…and then go check out the rest on foot! Pictures, as good as they are, just don’t do the art justice. Here’s tour #1.
Producing NXNE Art 2014 was everything we imagined it could be. We created the stage for talented artists from across the North East: Toronto, Montreal, New York, Detroit, to help us transform our perspective on public space with their individual visions for shared spaces and art in public. Not only did the Urban Takeovers of NXNE change the physical surroundings of laneways, alleyways, derelict spaces it shaped an alternative options for urban experience. From well trafficked Yonge-Dundas Square to found spaces on unassuming walls, local and international artists created experiences throughout the city in color, community and interactivity. Through building highly visible, disruptive installations, the pedestrian experience was in places transformed, revitalizing lost space, bringing life to alleyways, and finally, bringing forward public engagement rooted in art. What’s more fun than that? Continue reading article →
Steve Carty, resident photographer at Hermann & Audrey, was interviewed for Dandyhorse in anticipation of NXNE 2014. The article mentioned that “This year promises to be bigger and better than ever, especially with the inclusion of Carty’s Life Cycles project.” Life Cycles is an outdoors multi-site, cross-city cycling art exhibit that celebrates the bicycle and the people who ride them, led by Steve Carty. Dandyhorse Magazine is Canada’s premier arts and culture magazine for cyclists. Continue reading article →
Cory VanderPloeg’s Mom, Kids, Body Art exhibition, sponsored by 3M, was featured in the Globe and Mail. The article mentioned that body art would “finally get its time in the spotlight…[as the exhibit depicts] moms who do not conform with the typical images of moms seen in ads.” The exhibit aims to assert a look at today’s mom, as “younger mothers…[as the article notes], do not feel advertising reflects a real image of their families’ lives.” The Globe and Mail delivers lively and authoritative coverage of national, international, business, technology, arts, entertainment and lifestyle news, attracting a six-day readership total of 2.4 million–making it the most read newspaper in Canada.
As a part of the NXNE festival, NXNE Art gives people the power to participate – not simply spectate. NXNE Art 2014 brings together influential creators of the North East who are transforming their surroundings and the urban experience. This year, throughout the festival landscape, we invite you to enter an artist’s view of city life in a future age where creativity reigns. Continue reading article →
On Friday, June 13th, Nexcare Brand, will launch their new campaign aimed at evolving the perceptions we have of what a “mom” should look like with a visually-stunning photography exhibit from Cory VanderPloeg. The exhibit will be the first part of a campaign designed to evolve our perceptions of how a mother should look and be portrayed. Continue reading article →
PWB is proud to announce the soft launch of their new, self-titled fine art magazine. The publication will feature images and stories of the partnership work done between PWB and selected grass-root organizations from all over the world. Like PWB’s blog, this magazine will serve as an educational tool, promoting inspiration and fostering a refreshing awareness of the good being done in the world.
Join us to welcome this wonderful magazine into the world at the official launch party and gallery exhibit on August 15th, from 7pm-11pm. Admission is free, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org . Limited edition PWB prints will also be exhibited and on sale.
Exhibit dates below:
- August 15th – Opening Reception (7pm – 11pm)
- August 16th – Open House (11am-8pm)
- August 17th – Open House (11am-8pm)
- August 18th – Open House (11am-8pm)
- August 19th – Open House (11am-8pm)
Anyone that knows Steve Carty knows he is a passionate photographer who’s immense knowledge and ideas are consistently passed forward to those willing to learn. Having worked with celebrities such as Kanye West, to simply doing creative shoots for his own interest, those who get the chance to learn from him seemingly excel and develop their vision at lightening speed. We sat down with Steve and found out what it takes to be a true photographer and his top tips for photographic success. Continue reading article →
How are you planning to explore your city this summer?
Open Streets TO is a new initiative to open Toronto’s roads–specifically Bloor street and a section of Yonge and Church street–for 4 car-free Sundays from 8am-1pm this summer. It will be the city’s largest free recreation program that will connect our diverse neighbourhoods, unlike any public program that Toronto has ever seen. Continue reading article →
Resident Photographer and Director, Danielle Da Silva, has just returned from her journey to South America, where she spent time documenting behind-the-scenes of two recently-completed Photographers Without Borders (PWB) projects. Danielle is the Executive Director of PWB, which is an international not-for-profit organization that produces photography and video for social and environmental justice causes, while providing a platform for funding and awareness. Continue reading article →
Artist in Residence, Cory Vanderploeg, has seemingly been everywhere. From North America to South America, the photographer has shot everything from short films to campaigns. We sat down with the globetrotter to find out about what makes touring the world important and intriguing as a photographer. See our conversation below. Continue reading article →
Artist in residence, Cory Vanderploeg, recently travelled to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. The photographer was in search of adding some vibrancy and bright colours to his repertoire, and what better backdrop than Central America? Catch Ford Models Chicago’s Erica Miramontes in Cory’s vivid shots, below. Continue reading article →
“People, our livelihoods, our planet, our cosmos, and beyond are sacred. I feel that if the work we create is truly for the people then we can’t avoid asking questions about our present state of being (globally, nationally, locally, personally)” – D’bi Young Anitafrika, Afrikan-Jamaican-Canadian dubpoet, artist, performer, friend. Photographer, Wade Hudson has had the esteemed pleasure of becoming a wonderful friend and partner with D’bi over the few short years that they have known each other. Additionally, Wade has been lucky enough to spend some time in Jamaica at one of her residencies shooting an editorial for the UK’s WIRED Magazine. Continue reading article →