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"Michael Snow said the artist must be exemplary, and I have always remembered that. There’s also the Sam Goldwyn line that says IM POSSIBLE. So the artist’s aspiration to be exemplary gets countered by the reality of the impossible. But I listen to Erik Satie very softly. And I would like, always, to have something very beautiful around me. That would be ideal."
- Arnaud Maggs, in conversation with Robert Enright, Border Crossings 2012

"Michael Snow said the artist must be exemplary, and I have always remembered that. There’s also the Sam Goldwyn line that says IM POSSIBLE. So the artist’s aspiration to be exemplary gets countered by the reality of the impossible. But I listen to Erik Satie very softly. And I would like, always, to have something very beautiful around me. That would be ideal."

- Arnaud Maggs, in conversation with Robert Enright, Border Crossings 2012

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image by Erwin Olaf. looking at a lot of images today to prep for an upcoming shoot! how exciting!

image by Erwin Olaf. looking at a lot of images today to prep for an upcoming shoot! how exciting!

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I’m very very excited to be the newest addition to STRAYLIGHT PRESS, with my publication Strength in Disorder

This photographic portfolio presents portraits taken of women who have suffered from and since recovered from an eating disorder; these portraits are paired with selections from interviews conducted with each woman about her illness. The text along each page provides for a first-hand commentary about the experience of an eating disorder, while each photograph confronts the viewer with the beauty and strength of each survivor.

The book is available for $15 on the STRAYLIGHT website! It’s signed by me, and things get better … shipping is free in Canada! 

Support independent producers and increase awareness of eating disorders!

To check out the series in more detail, take a look here.

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Some evening inspiration from Elad Lassry. 

I’m really looking forward to some upcoming projects, happening over the next month or so! Keep a eye out here, or follow me on facebook.

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milosrajkovic:

MONDAYby Sholim

fantastic gif art by Milos Rajkovic

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I’m very excited to announce I will be teaching my first-ever workshop at La Petite Mort Gallery in Ottawa on August 22nd! 
During the workshop, we’ll work with techniques in controlled portraiture, examining the inspiration that can be derived from art historical sources by way of lighting, expression, wardrobe, and props. 
For more information, go here. Come take a workshop with me!
image: Shaya/Frida, 2013, collaboration with Shaya Ishaq

I’m very excited to announce I will be teaching my first-ever workshop at La Petite Mort Gallery in Ottawa on August 22nd! 

During the workshop, we’ll work with techniques in controlled portraiture, examining the inspiration that can be derived from art historical sources by way of lighting, expression, wardrobe, and props. 

For more information, go here. Come take a workshop with me!

image: Shaya/Frida, 2013, collaboration with Shaya Ishaq

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RIP to the great Canadian painter Alex Colville, who died yesterday in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 
Above: contact sheet of a portrait session with Colville; photographs by Arnaud Maggs, 1983.

RIP to the great Canadian painter Alex Colville, who died yesterday in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 

Above: contact sheet of a portrait session with Colville; photographs by Arnaud Maggs, 1983.

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I’m very excited to finally announce my newest series, FALLEN, and the associated week-long show at La Petite Mort Gallery. 
This series is an exploration into one of the most influential texts in modern history. This series consists of diptychs of the women of the Bible and the corresponding passage that depicts their experience. How does the depiction of women in this influential text affect our society and its views of women? 
The show will run between April 26 - May 2, and the vernissage will take place on April 26th, between 7-10 pm, at La Petite Mort Gallery at 306 Cumberland st. 
Join the Facebook event here!
image: Susanna (Katelin), 2013.

I’m very excited to finally announce my newest series, FALLEN, and the associated week-long show at La Petite Mort Gallery

This series is an exploration into one of the most influential texts in modern history. This series consists of diptychs of the women of the Bible and the corresponding passage that depicts their experience. How does the depiction of women in this influential text affect our society and its views of women? 

The show will run between April 26 - May 2, and the vernissage will take place on April 26th, between 7-10 pm, at La Petite Mort Gallery at 306 Cumberland st. 

Join the Facebook event here!

image: Susanna (Katelin), 2013.

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an older image, from the summer of 2011.

an older image, from the summer of 2011.

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markpowellartist:

Bic biro drawing on a 1972 Vietnamese envelope.

markpowellartist:

Bic biro drawing on a 1972 Vietnamese envelope.