'SCENE IN TORONTO' BY VICTOR YEUNG AT THE RIVOLI LOUNGE

F11PROJECT IS PROUD TO PRESENT 'SCENE IN TORONTO' AT THE RIVOLI LOUNGE

April 24th - July 2nd, 2016
The Rivoli Lounge. 334 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor, Toronto M5V 2A2


One of my fascinations as a photographer is the process of observation - looking at and seeing things. So while I like to capture in camera the people and places that catch my eye, I'm also interested in what catches the eye of others - that which they choose to look at, that which they can't help but look at, that which they choose to ignore and that to which they are oblivious.

What catches my eye are the decisive moments, when all the elements in a scene come together to best tell a story, the quiet moments in between that are more about mood than action and the moments of transition yet in between those where on the surface, everything is visual chaos, but on occasion you can see these odd but compelling tableaus forming which are rife with so many story possibilities.

This show is an attempt at weaving together a tapestry of my own observations with those of others to comment on the observation process itself.

Victor Yeung

Victor Yeung is a photographer specializing in people and places. He can often be found walking the streets of Toronto taking in life's rich pageant. He can be contacted at victor8yeung@gmail.com . You can see more of his work at victoryeungphotography.com .

Travels in Nepal - A Photography Fundraiser Exhibit for Nepal

The show is finally up at IX Gallery and ready for public viewing. It's great to see that our images go so well together.  

Fundraising Show Opening: Saturday, September 19, 2015. 4-6pm

Looking forward to the opening this weekend. Hope you can join us!

 IX Gallery

IX Gallery

The Photo Exhibit will be held at IX Gallery (101-11 Davies Avenue, Toronto, ON M4M 2A9) from September 19 to October 2, 2015.

New Photography Show 'Once' by Nino Ardizzi

f11project is proud to present 'Once' by Nino Ardizzi at The Rivoli Lounge

August 30th - November 29th, 2015

The Rivoli Lounge. 334 Queen Street West, 2nd Floor, Toronto M5V 2A2

 

About this series:

In life, we encounter strangers on a daily basis where we have the opportunity to connect 1:1 with each other. What do you do in that moment of eye contact? Do you pretend not to notice or do you seize the opportunity and make a connection?

These images represent my “ONCE”. One time chance encounters with complete strangers. In spite of growing up in a world where we are taught at a very young age to fear & “never talk to strangers”, I personally love seizing these moments to connect with a stranger, however brief. Sometimes they result in rich conversations and sometimes they are fleeting moments of connection as photographer and subject.

Ultimately, my life has been enriched having been touched by these individuals. I know I will likely never see them again as they will never see me again. However, in spite of this fleeting moment, they remain burned in my memory with fondness and frozen in time by the magic of photography.

My thanks and appreciation to each of you for taking the risk to say hello with me… a total stranger!

~ Nino Ardizzi

Peace Mask Project

It was a privilege to be able to attend the Peace Mask Workshop last Sunday and I was lucky enough to find a few minutes to make a portrait of the founding artist Myong Hee Kim.

(The second Peace Mask Workshop will take place at Centre for Social Innovation Spadina on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 from 1 - 3 pm. Sign up link is here.)

 Myong Hee Kim

Myong Hee Kim

Peace Mask East Asia is the current initiative of Peace Mask Project, an international NPO based in Kyoto, Japan. Peace Mask East Asia was born out of a need for community-led initiatives for peace between the people of Japan, China, and Korea at a time when tensions are rising in the region. The goal of this project is to transform these tensions, especially amongst youth, through art workshops, dialogues and exhibitions.

 Installation currently on view at Metro Hall Rotunda in downtown Toronto

Installation currently on view at Metro Hall Rotunda in downtown Toronto

Peace Mask Project mission statement: 'These unique and expressive facial impressions are made from traditional hand-made papers. Individually, each mask represents a serene symbol of peaceful spirit. Shown together in large wall murals, the collective masks serve as a reminder that the fate of humanity depends on allowing for and appreciating diversity while striving towards more meaningful cooperation.'

You can get more info on this unique initiative by visiting Peace Mask Project website or their Facebook page.