June 30th, 2008 | Comments Off

Week 10 - Peonies and art
The rest of my 52 weeks set on flickr.

Sometimes it is a struggle to take a self portrait every week. Most of the time I don’t really feel like taking my own photo, and then there is the lack of inspiration… I really want to use this project as a means for producing a body of my best work and not just do a quick one off to fulfill the weekly obligation.

For week ten procrastination got the better of me and I left things to the last minute. I was also really uninspired. Then I bought myself a bouquet of peonies and decided to use them as the focus of the shot. The original version was quite a technically weak shot, with bad lighting and me looking very tired. Thanks to photoshop and the final touch of a free texture from NinianLif on flickr, I came up with an image I like a lot.

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June 27th, 2008 | 2 Comments »

Poppies

Five Good Things from the last two days:
1. Lemon meringue tarts from the Swiss bakery at 3rd and Quebec
2. Making dinner for two good friends, and making sure a third friend enjoyed a lemon tart after a stressful day.
3. Being one of the first thirty people to have lunch at the newly reopened Moderne Burger. (I have waited a very long time for it.)
4. Excellent weather on a Friday afternoon.
5. Brightly coloured peonies for my apartment.

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June 26th, 2008 | Comments Off

I’m really looking forward to the upcoming show of collaborative works by Neal Nolan and Eben Bender. He’s one of my favorite Vancouver-based artists. The above shot is one of his most recent pieces (located on Pender Street), and he was also one of 150 Vancouver artists in last Saturday evening’s “Cheaper Show” in Gastown. His works are done with a mix of airbrush, acrylic, inks, and text, with imagery focused on portraiture.

A full set of Eben’s work on display for Chronicle can be seen on Flickr.

The show opens Friday at Little Mountain Studios on Main Street, and runs until July 7th. Both artists will be in attendance opening night.

Chronicle: Collaborative Works by Neal Nolan and Eben Bender
Little Mountain Studios
195 East 26th (One block west off Main.)
Opening: June 27th, 7pm to 11pm