The Montreal Jazz Saints – A Photo Series

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  The following photos were taken somewhere along rue Sainte-Catherine / Saint Catherine Street in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.   A last minute invite to Montreal resulted in much time to wander Montreal’s streets, appreciate the street art and feel the city. More photos of Montreal may be found in an earlier posted Montreal photo series. […]

Montreal In A Day – A Photo Series

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  Spur of the moment invites have the power to entice me. Riding the wave of the present, accepting life as it is and jumping on opportunities that sit right within. That’s how I found myself in Montreal this past week.   Here are photos of my first 24 – 26 hours there. For additional […]

Photo Series: Canadian Autumn

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  Optimist Memorial Park in Windsor, Ontario, Canada was the scene of many bush parties back when I was an under-aged teenager who couldn’t sneak into bars.  Loads of us would meet somewhere within and party until it was time to go home or the police would break it up. Sometimes it was friends from […]

The African Cypher. Street Dance Culture Of South Africa.

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  “I dance as if I have a gun to my head.” -Mada Sthembiso   The African Cypher; a documentary by Bryan Little.   From the film’s Vimeo page:   The African Cypher is the birthplace of ritual celebration, council, story telling and dance.   Street dance in South Africa is a complex, convoluted underworld; […]

An Interview With Artist SeanFuckingGammon

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  SeanFuckingGammon is a Canadian artist based in Windsor, Ontario.  I thought I’d catch up with him.   First off, we’ve known one another for a seriously long time and I suspect I’m among others who had no idea you not only were into creating art, but that you were talented as well. There seemed […]

Photo Series: Detroit 313

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  Detroit, Michigan, USA played a pivotal role in shaping my perception of the world.  As a kid growing up in neighbouring Windsor, Ontario, Canada at a time when cable television and the internet didn’t exist, I, like most, if not all children in Windsor, grew up on Detroit media. To this day, despite being […]

STYLE WARS: The New York Hip Hop + Graff Doc 1982

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  Created by Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant between 1981 and 1982, STYLE WARS captured New York’s emerging street culture.     The original piece, shot for Public Television utilized 69 minutes of the original 30 hours of footage. Over the decades the footage became damaged and faded in storage. In December 2011 restoration was […]

Beauty In Decay: THE HEIDELBERG PROJECT, DETROIT

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  “I began to see beauty in the ugliness.” – Tyree Guyton, from Come Unto Me:  The Faces of Tyree Guyton, 1999     Commencing in 1986, The Heidelberg Project is Detroit native Tyree Guyton’s brain x soul child.   A once forgotten slick of tar in a neighbourhood left to die, Heidelberg St. has […]

LET THE ARTS ROAM. EL MAC + RETNA

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    The following, including the text, sourced from Vimeo.     Let The Arts Roam from I Am Los Angeles on Vimeo. Wherever they go, they try to make something that makes sense for the neighborhood, and the community. And they always make something positive, something the artists hope people can enjoy — regardless […]

Beginnings: THE COUNTRY – THAILAND

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  The Thailand I live, may not be the Thailand you know. I haven’t been able to find a reference point for it in any literature I’ve found. I know few people who relate to it.   I train muay thai or thai boxing, fulltime. Tourist attractions and most things status quo rarely interest me. […]