Luo Yang 罗 洋
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Luo Yang 罗 洋

One of the best things about traveling to Asia was discovering artists I’d probably never hear of in Canada. Will write more about art spaces I discovered in Bangkok and Hong Kong but for now, please enjoy these photos by Luo Yang (罗 洋), known for her photographs of Chinese youth and women. Continue reading

What’s next
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What’s next

I’m happy to finally conclude The Book of Mutations! Looking back, a 127 page long form narrative is a pretty grueling way to start making comics, but I learned that unless I was travelling, I could reliably churn out four pages per week while keeping up with all of my other responsibilities. The conclusion of … Continue reading

I <3 Boy
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I <3 Boy

The sight of scantily clad, bedroom eyed, hungry young women draped over various surfaces is so common and pervasive in Western society, one hardly bats an eye. By representing young men lounging in various states of undress, pouty lipped and arms akimbo, Jessica Yatrofsky’s I ❤ Boy restores the intimacy and vulnerability of this kind … Continue reading

eye candy, visual decay
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eye candy, visual decay

In researching the legendary late Isabella Blow, who has inspired the script I’m currently working on, I came across the work of photographer Mat Collishaw. Like the late Alexander McQueen, who was championed by Blow, Collishaw nails that deliciously rotten cocktail we imbibe when beauty, digust, decay and instinct are mired together. I urge you … Continue reading

You need a fashion shower
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You need a fashion shower

The first time I was privy to Mario Sorrenti‘s work was his stunning photograph for Vogue of Gemma Ward beside a spread of raw meat and animal heads that recalled the chiaroscuro of the Renaissance masters. I’ve since discovered that his editorial fashion shoots are quite prolific. When it comes to fashion, I tend to … Continue reading

Surrealist photography
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Surrealist photography

For some reason, I was often inspired by photographic images in making TBOM. I suspect that it is because there is something about the medium of photography and its mass reproduction that reminds me of industrialization, modernization and the uneasy relationship photography has had with representing reality. Continue reading