Thursday, December 29, 2011
Here's the assignment as it appeared:
What I like about the resulting artwork (if I say so myself) is that it takes the word, associates it with a well-known celebrity, defines the word, and then - with a bit of a sucker punch - suggests that the inattainability is brought to you by the perfume - in turn a bit of a commentary on the Nicole Kidman Chanel ads themselves. And, if nothing else, it's a beautiful solution to Levine's assignment.
You might ask, what about the Creative Commons licensing and all that. I think my use of these images falls very much within the bounds of fair dealing - it's a derivative work, it's used for educational purposes, it makes social commentary, I earn nada from it, and I do not impact on the earnings of anyone else. I'm not going to run this disclaimer every time - I shouldn't have to - fair dealing is my right, and I'm exercising it.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Kouchibouguac Winter Wonderland photo set. We went for a walk in the nearby national park and enjoyed a winter wonderland for boxing day. The slide show is recommended.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Photos from my visit to Oslo, Norway, the week of November 12-18. I really liked Oslo and met many interesting people there, though I found it extremely expensive and a bit cold and dark. Still, the lighting made for interesting photos, the cold was nothing I wasn't used to, and I found a kabob place that sold a great filled pita that made a meal and a half for 49 Kroner.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
So one day I went for a bike ride and took some pictures of Memrambook. I posted them online for all to share, and one day, got an email asking if my photo could be used on a book cover. And - of course it could! The published book, by Fernand Arsenault, arrived today, with my photo on the cover. So cool.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
This is pretty cool. In April of 2010 I took a quick road trip to the southernmost point in Canada, Point Pelee. It's a rocky and sandy park that juts into Lake Erie. A year and a half later, I get this email:
"I'm a trumpeter from St. John's, Newfoundland, and recently I performed a piece by Howard Cable called Point Pelee. I just made a youtube video based on the performance, and since I don't have video, I thought it would be nice to include some photos instead. I searched flickr for creative commons-licensed photos of Point Pelee and I really enjoyed your set, so with proper attribution I have included them in the video." -- Aaron Hodgson
Makes my day. :)
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
It was the Hamilton Tiger-Cats against the Calgary Stampeders at Touchdown Atlantic, Moncton's only CFL game of the year. Full set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_downes/sets/72157627629040985/