portrait language

portrait language translation Sarah Hampson’s article on Hilary Clinton’s style evolution in this past Saturday’s Globe and Mail fascinated me because it analysed how authority and gravity are conveyed through conscious surface details and elements. Elements such as colour, power poses and camera angle are so strong in their intent to portray experience and resolution…

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The story of a mother and daughter

The story of a mother and daughter

Because it defines us immediately, the face takes primacy in our persona, it is with this in mind that I came away heartbroken and anguished from the world press photo exhibit at Brookfield Place . The photos can now be seen in Toronto at Scotiabank Contact festival at the Nikola Rukaj Gallery from May 10th…

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Altered egos

Altered egos

This weeks second act of “this american life” podcast tells the surprising personality change of a shy girl when she dons a tiger costume for her role as a team mascot. It is such a startling alteration that she can perfom somersaults in the tiger costume but unable to do same when not in costume….

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you are your mothers DNA/ John Singer Sargent inspired photography

you are your mothers DNA/ John Singer Sargent inspired photography

It would seem from my own experience and observations that a woman’s anxiety about her looks is captured in the sentence “you look like your mother” when we are young, we take delight in resemblance to our mothers but starting in the teens that very phrase is interpreted as an insult and as we get…

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