It’s the holidays! Wanna lend me a hand?
My wonderful landlady Lynn has a cute little Jack Russell, an 11-year-old bounding wonderdog, who I occasionally let out when she’s left alone for too long and needs to take a dump in the backyard. It’s gotten to the point, though, where I’m imposing breaks on the dog, not because I really care about her digestive system, but because she’s such a damn good model.
This is what we did this afternoon. Such an incredible sitter, isn’t she? [insert baby-talk overlay] A-boo-boo-boo! Cutie patootie! Wursha wursha wursha! Look at her sitting there, Miss Smarty-Pants, Miss Pooches! [/end baby-talk]
Uh. Ahem. Sorry about that. Aaaaand… I’m outta here. (Enjoy the pics!)
Though I’m a fan of World Press Photo, I rarely find myself in Toronto’s Financial District and as a result, almost missed out on this year’s exhibit. Fortunately, I was reminded that I still had two more days to view the winning images, so I quickly zipped into Brookfield Place earlier for some Sunday afternoon inspiration. Thankful I did.
Personal highlights? Seeing as I have an admitted fetish for urban social blight, the ones that affected me most were Frederik Buyckx’s artfully composed pieces on Rio de Janiero’s favelas and Magnum photographer Paolo Pellegrin’s haunting black and whites of an impoverished suburb of Rochester, The Crescent. But by far, the prize for most heart-breaking goes to Ebrhim Noroozi’s observed portraits of Somayeh and her daughter Rana, who were both doused with acid in their sleep by Somayeh’s husband.
Frustrating… yet incredibly powerful and inspirational. Everything I expect photojournalism to be.
Fellow Torontonians: only one more day to check out the exhibit until 2014!
Brookfield Place. 9AM-9PM.
Jeez. I read this article about a new app, mainly used by Chinese girls who take selfies and widen their eyes/narrow their faces/lighten their skin to make themselves more beautiful (aka Caucasian). I was livid.
I downloaded the app myself, started pressing random Chinese-language buttons, and came up with this. This OBVIOUSLY makes me look hotter, right?
I can’t wait to use it on a pet. #ridiculous #china #apps #tech #photography
This makes me miss India. Also, I would love to see North American truckers adopt a similar gusto for decoration and colour.
There are some interesting wedges in this city. You just have to stop and look around once in a while.
The Junction Triangle.
(Photos: Connie Tsang)