Street Style #85

Long Winter had me a bit mad, and as you can see I’m sentimental for the return of patios.

Food Bomb #8

Doored Dinner! The annual dinner for members of the performance art comedy collective Doored! Jiva MacKay did the cooking.
For more information about Doored including video streams of all previous shows, go to dooredtv.tumblr.com

STREET STYLE #84

Fashion week 2014: the dadaDance continues. At first I was a boxer, then I was a kick boxer, now I wield a samurai sword (zoom lens).

STYLE EYE #7

My latest fashion video for the Globe & Mail. Filmed at this season’s fashion week.
CHECK IT OUT

Street Style #83

A relaxing view of winter’s death-spiral.

Wild At Heart

When I performed comedy in Brooklyn at Muchmore’s.

Street Style #82

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Okay I only filmed for a day. I was wearing a duffel bag as a backpack, with black rubber rain boots on. Probably the worst dressed photographer there. I’m glad I had this experience without the full immersion, as I was repeatedly assured the crowds would be huge on the weekend and I was there on a thursday- with so many other photographers around shooting their subjects at a distance with telephoto lenses, for me to even approach the subject directly would be interfering with others’ work- plus it’s harder to get someone’s attention. Everyone is posing for the cameras, and many of the photographers are very demonstrative in getting their subjects to shift poses. Some of my shots were ruined because the subjects, even when I was the sole ‘photographer’ taking their pictures, would pose to the point of moving out of frame. But it’s important that I leave my approach the same every time, and don’t take too much of the subjects’ time, even if it means discarding the picture. This process allows for a larger amount of diversity in the overall series, and biases the images capturing so that while the outfits must posses certain cinematic qualities, the subject does not have to be traditionally ‘photogenic’. Photogenic is a real thing; there are certain people with a beauty and sense of physical space and their position to the image. Some beautiful people do not look good in photographs and some less attractive people look gorgeous in photographs. The true pose of these videos is that of myself as I pan the camera up, which bemuses/confuses/weirds out the subjects and takes the attention off them and their pose (hopefully).

Street Style #81

My first visit to NYC since age 8 (doesn’t count as a person) and 14 (counts as less of a person).
Bill Cunningham says that men are leading the way in fashion, and in my observations, men’s tailored style has been a huge influence on women’s fashion too. In the case of this video, it could also just be true randomness. Certainly in a snowstorm women aren’t going to ruin their furs. And I was wearing uncomfortable rubber rain boots that ended up wrecking my knees.
I love New York.

Street Style #80

Showing a little love to Hundertwasser at the end.

FOOD BOMB #7

I was invited to a genitals-themed dinner party.

Werner Herzog: Conquest of the Useless

I will be doing many readings from the REAL diaries of Werner Herzog.
The first: 3 July 1979.

FOOD BOMB #6

Cooking for Henri Faberge’s OPPORTUNITY CAFE pop-up event. THE PIG HEAD RETURNS.

FOOD BOMB #5

I’ve never watched a complete episode of Paula Deen’s television program- from what I remember, it had more ‘personality’ than her utterly generic magazine.

STYLE EYE #5

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/life-video/video-is-it-possible-to-stay-stylish-and-warm-street-looks-from-to/article16052976/

Check out my latest STYLE EYE video for the Globe & Mail- this time it’s about winter fashion.

Street Style #79

Back to the streets, and back to vimeo as my main video embed provider.

FORD RUNNOFT

Rob Ford is no longer welcome in (downtown) Toronto. There are certain insults in my repertoire that can cause certain people to die from heart attacks.

Street Style #78

Fall fashion, lots of love to UofT and Ryerson campuses.

Doored #10


I performed at DOORED #10 at double-double land. Doored is the most interesting funny comedy show these days, and I’m really grateful to be allowed to perform with a lineup of extremely talented artists and comedians. I’m an artist and comedian, but I’m not an art comedian yet.
My performance is at 2hr4min.

Dan on the Street – 15

TORONTO’S NEW FAVORITE SQUIRREL.

Street Style #77

Jumping back and forth. TESS PARKS YOU ROCK.

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