'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 .

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

Bryan Wilcox Photography Show is now up at The Rivoli

f11project is proud to present 'Bryan Wilcox Photography' at The Rivoli Lounge

June 28th - August 29th, 2015

Opening: July 9th, 2015  7-10pm

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

Upcoming Show Opening: Bryan Wilcox Photography

f11project is proud to present 'Bryan Wilcox Photography' at The Rivoli Lounge

June 28th - August 29th, 2015

Opening: July 9th, 2015  7-10pm

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

 

About this series:

Have you lost your marbles? 
 
You have probably heard or used this expression yourself. It likely had something to do with playing the very competitive childhood games that involved marbles during the first half of the 20th century in North America.
 
The first marbles were produced from stone, primarily limestone, although other materials such as agate and alabaster were used. The manufacture of earthenware marbles became very popular in the 1800s, and by the 1840s glass marbles were being made in Germany. 

I love the look and feel of marbles. My eye is always drawn to the well worn, abused and damaged pieces - they have so much more character unlike the commercial photography world strives for the perfect product.

This exhibit shows a few marbles that I have collected over the years from Canada, USA and Cuba. I hope the images bring back some thoughts of your own past.

enjoy!

~ Bryan Wilcox

About the artist:

Bryan Wilcox was fortunate to grow up in a family that shared a unique passion for the craft of photography. His mother originally worked as a hand-colouring artist in a Montreal photo lab back in the 1940’s. In the years that followed, his father perfected his photography skills in the family darkroom, developing black and white images for family and friends. 

Since 1978, Bryan has been photographing automobiles and architecture in black and white imagery, then painstakingly hand tinting his selected prints. His work has exhibited at Toronto’s ‘One of a Kind Craft Show’, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit, and the Los Angeles Photography Center. Wilcox has participated in numerous group shows across Canada and his work is represented in collections in the United States, Canada and Hong Kong.

www.wilcoxcameraart.com