Exhibit for the 2011 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival by Mark Binks was created out the as a way to get inspired by the things one sees in their own surroundings everyday and trying to find something beautiful in the simple things. Shot entirely with Lomography cameras and experimenting with all kinds of different films. The adventure became not just about capturing and image, but in the anticipation of waiting to find out what those images would look like.
CONTACT is an annual festival of photography in Toronto, with over 1000 local, national and international artists exhibiting at more than 200 venues. Founded as a not-for-profit organization 15 years ago, the festival is devoted to celebrating, and fostering the art and profession of photography. It is now the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.
This year a collection of work shot by Mark Binks using only Lomography cameras: Lomo LC-A+ and Diana F+ Diana Mini Lomo Lubitel 166+. Binks work will be on display for the month May and is called Pigeons and Powerlines. About the exhibit Binks said:
“I’m a person who loves to travel and knowing that I wouldn’t be going anywhere anytime soon, the idea for this project came about as a way for me to get inspired by the things I see in my own neighbourhood. Furthermore, it became about trying to look at things that I once found to be either a nuisance or just plain ugly in a new way, in trying to find something beautiful in these simple things, that in a way frame the way all of us look at the world, especially in the city. I loved the idea of shooting with the different Lomography cameras and experimenting with all kinds of different films. The adventure became not just about capturing and image, but in the anticipation of waiting to find out what those images would look like.”
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