Posts by: Alexis Lagos

Symmetry

working on symmetrical elements in my photo, inspired by architectural photographer Mike Kelley and the AGO retrospective of Alex Colville .      

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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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Social Media Portraits/ Headshots

Social Media Portraits/ Headshots

Astute article on how portraiture painting is in sad decline due to modern practice of using photographs to paint portraits from. http://www.culturalweekly.com/why-contemporary-portraiture-shouldnt-show-its-face.html Even of you are as wealthy as the Princess of Cambridge, it is doubtful you could have a timeless portrait done in this time as her unfortunate portrait attest ; but the idea…

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“Style is a simple way of saying complicated things”. Jean Cocteau

“Style is a simple way of saying complicated things”. Jean Cocteau

On my travels today picked up catalog of children who have realized the title of legendary Hollywood wardrobe director Edith Head opus “Dress for Success”. I found it in Oakville, home of Appleby College, need I write more? Tongue in cheek aside, looking put together can make all the difference in your own comfort and…

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Male Portfolio and Business Portraits

Male Portfolio and Business Portraits

This morning I attended a Happen program at the Burlington Art Centre. Paul Hill of Transition to hired was an engaging and relevant speaker on the topic of “proffessionalIbranding”- how to use social media sites such as linkedin, twitter and facebook and many more to build visibility and influence on the net. Favorite bon mots…

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