Yaletown BIA supported by Yaletown Grand Prix is celebrating Bike Month in Yaletown with a photo contest hosted on Flickr to find the images that best capture the spirit of cycling in Yaletown. From commuters to kids on the seawall, from racers heading out on a ride to cruisers rolling slowly, bicycles are a key part of the fabric of life in Yaletown, and we’re looking for the photos which capture the spirit of cycling in Yaletown.
We’ll be collecting photos beginning June 1st and announcing the winners at the end of the month. Cash prizes and gift certificates generously donated by Yaletown business will be awarded to the winners. To join the contest or to learn more submit your photos here: Yaletown Bikes Photo Contest
Start looking for the definitive picture that shows us how Yaletown Bikes!
A selection of works from Andriy Mishchenko's year-long URBANITIES project documenting Vancouver, NYC, Toronto, Montreal, and points in between (more info below).
When: Friday, November 6, 8pm - late Where: Rootdown Cafe, 128 East Broadway, Vancouver Who: Andriy Mishchenko, Photographer
What: URBANITIES|09 - This photography series examines our urban spaces + how we inhabit and perceive them. There will also be a preview of an Olympic-related series that's in progress. The photos will be on display (and for sale) at Rootdown Cafe for the month of November 09.
Come on down, check out some photos, have a drink or two, and indie/electro dance dance dance courtesy of DJ Pat Lok! Feel free to invite friends, it promises to be a good party.
Pick up some affordable holiday gifts here - 1/3 of all sales go to a great local cause! You can also sign up for my photo-a-week list, delivering neatness right to your inbox.
* fantastic indie/dance/electro tunes from DJ Pat Lok. You can check out Pat's tunes at http://www.DJPatLok.com
* 1/3 of all proceeds from photos will be donated to the BC Civil Liberties Association, who are helping protect our right of dissent during the 2010 Games.
Help the important charity Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.
For the next two weeks, Jane Photo, Area Coordinator for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, a US-based charity that provides remembrance photography to grieving families, is participating in an international model search sponsored by Sandy Puc', the photographer who began Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. Bring your kid/s in to see Jane and have their photographs made, and Jane will upload the cutest image from your session to the contest. Everyone around the world can vote for the cutest, and here's the best part: each vote costs $1 US, and every penny is donated to Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. The winning child receives a session book from Jane Photo, a $5K savings bond, and other great prizes.
DIVINE EROS Famed photographer Maryanne Bilham (U2, Carlos Santana, Sheryl Crow) turns the camera on female mystics of the past millennium in exhibition at Eastwood Onley Gallery
November 7, 2008, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Exhibition of original photography and prose
November 7-14, 2008
Artists’ talk with Maryanne Bilham and Dawn Thompson
November 8, 2008, 5:00pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6:00pm
Eastwood Onley Gallery, 2075 Alberta Street, Vancouver (604.739.0429) http://www.femalemystics.com
Divine Eros is an exhibition of photography and prose that draws its inspiration from the female mystics of the past millennium. Erotic, luminous, haunting, and dense with spiritual meaning and feminist history, the photographs and text by Los Angeles photographer Maryanne Bilham, Portland writer Dawn Thompson, and Vancouver set designer Peter Eastwood evoke the sensual language and gritty truths of the union with the divine.
Vacation Blogging (I should have done this in June!).
Covers what to do with all those photos and all those memories to keep them fresh forever. It's basically Blogging for Beginners, with added talk about mobile posting and internet cafes and photoblogging issues. Covers categories, tags, widgets, posting text, video, audio and images. FYI it's $150, and runs Saturday, August 16th. Six spaces, because this is going to be more personal and hands-on than even our regular courses.
You do not need to already have a blog to take this course: we will build one during the class. If you have vacation photos you'd like to use, please bring them on a USB drive or a CD. If you'd like to post video we will get you set up with a YouTube account during class.
Contact bloggingclasses AT gmail DOT com to register.
This is for Marie, who could not be present, but always is, any way.
There are times and places when - and where - one wishes the former would stop and the latter could be taken home. But time surely never stops and those places only follow us home on frozen photographs and wrapped up softly in our memories. It's up to us, then, to match our pace to that of life around us and to make sure the memories live on and generate new dreams.
The Seawall is one of those places, and last Sunday night, one of those times.
I had noticed on my afternoon run that Kent Avery, the singular man behind the famous balanced stones, was at work on his regular spot half-way between Ferguson Point and Second Beach, and I'd decided to come back for sunset.
It's been one of those days where you begin with one link and before you know it you've followed a link-trail that brings you into a fascinating world that is completely different from where you started and entirely foreign to anything you began thinking about. You tube is amazing, by the way.
The video is kind of creepy and oddly.. attractive. You can't really stop looking.
So I went to his website and it has some pretty witty commentary
I THEN found out that, although it was a completely independent idea, there were a bunch of people doing this, namely JK Keller who has been doing this since he was 22 years old and, up to date, has taken a picture of himself everyday for about 10 years. You can watch his video on his website. Keller's video is different, and he lines up his eyes as a focal point. It's easier to watch than the Simpson's parody and Kalina's because you are always focussing on his eyes, but it's less poetic, perhaps due to the music.
Uses for Outreach and Community Building: Flickr is a new way for organizations to tell their story. With a Flickr account, individuals can showcase and chronicle their organization's work through their own photography. For example, by creating a group photo pool and encouraging discussions, Flickr members can build awareness of an organization's work. Members can also provide a link to their organization's Web site in their Flickr profiles. Conversely, the organization's Web site can stream Flickr photos, such as the photos below from the TechSoup group pool.
You have a few days left to visit the Vancouver Art Gallery to see Fred Herzog's photographs from the 1950s of Vancouver and Vancouverites, which shows a short interview of the photographer and another room featuring his photos projected with the theme of The City as Art. (The city as museum!) I strongly recommend it, especially if you can go on a night where lots of people attend: as a 10-year resident of the city, and in my late 20s, I don't have much history here, but overhearing those who have lived hear reflect on the past of a city sometimes described as a city without a past. Almost too bad there aren't microphones recording these conversations: the photographs evoke memories of neighbourhoods lost or grown, some now barely recognizable but still with their distinguishing features. Call it citizen history or crowd-source history, which are new words for "people's history", but these stories and perspectives are important and interesting.
Herzog captured the mundanity of a growing city, much like John Goldsmith in Vancouver and Kemp Attwood in Paris, France, do today. (To name two street scene photographers on my Flickr contact list, hoping not to intimidate them with comparing them with someone with Herzog's stature.)