September 2008

A couple of weeks back we at the Kapisanan Philippine Centre hosted a group of delagates from across the Americas for a session during the ‘Ignite the Americas‘ conference in Toronto.

As it says on their website the conference was about:

Recognizing and building upon the increasingly important role that arts and cultural expressions play as an engine for economic growth and positive youth engagement both in Canada and throughout the Americas, the Government of Canada, through the Department of Canadian Heritage (PCH), will present Ignite The Americas: Youth Arts Policy Forum, to take place in Toronto, Canada from September 15-21, 2008. (more…)

A couple weeks back I worked with Catherine Hernandez on an art installation.  We had a story from a woman whose parents once cared for an abused child that was kept locked up in a box that we had to bring to life.  This post has some of the images that we thought of while reading her story, it was made as a way of trying to imagine what the child saw and imagined from inside that box… (more…)

Catherine Hernandez, actor, dancer, and playwrite.

Catherine Hernandez, actor, dancer, and playwrite.

If you’ve noticed all the blank profile pics today on Facebook, it’s all because of the Conservative government.  In this blog post I’ll show you some of the faces of the faceless.

Over 8000 people have joined the “Faceless” group on Facebook to protest the cuts in arts and culture funding by the Stephen Harper government.  (more…)

This exhibition it dedicated to the children that live in mountain communities in the Philippines. Using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as a basis of analysis, the images explore the effects of neo-colonialism on their well being.

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discussion and slideshow with the photographer on monday 22 september 2008, 700pm (more…)

If you go see ‘Norway.Today’ at the Terragon in Toronto you’ll see my work on screen during the dream sequence in this multi-media theatre production.

It was a fun shoot that basically involved my filming a couple make out in a variety of locales in the city.  At one point we asked a cabbie to drive us around the downtown core–I’m surprised we didn’t crash as it must have been quite a scene to have two attractive people just going at it while another guy filmed it (sometimes while hanging out the cab to get the view from outside the window!). (more…)

I don’t know about you, but I love taking the streetcar. I’m a window-seat guy and I easily while away the time just looking out at the city going past.

I used to live near Main Street Station so I took the #506 car a lot, especially after hours when the subways had stopped running. It’s probably one of my favourite lines as it passes through so many Toronto landmarks and neighbourhoods: from Little India, to two Chinatowns, Cabbagetown, Maple Leaf Gardens, Church St, Yonge St, Queens Park, U of T, Kensington Market, Little Italy, Roncesvalles, and finally ending in High Park.

Some time ago I decided I’d just ride it from one end to the other and photograph. This is some of what I got. (more…)


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