A couple of the edgiest parts of Toronto. For shopping, exploring, dining and taking photos; Queen St. West and Kensington are a couple of the best places in Toronto to do so.
With many obscure small stores filled with knick knacks… and every type of restaurant you can think of (including McDonalds… sadly) it is not boring to explore this part of Toronto. It’s not too touristy and many of the stores open at a reasonable hour (11pm). Including a few cannabis culture shops, prom dress boutiques and stores with wall to wall converse shoes.
Visit the black market on Queen St. West and fulfill your vintage craving or Fashion Crimes, closer to Spadina and be bedazzled by the wall to wall dresses, glitter and chandeliers. Stop by and eat at a typical sushi bar or pick one of the more high class restaurants that this area has to offer. Maybe have an espresso at Lettieri or sit down for a Caramel Machiatto at Starbucks.
These areas have the obscure and the familiar mixed into one. And I guarantee you will never be bored. As a born and raised Torontonian, I am proud of this area of Toronto.
The evenings are getting darker and the autumn colours start to fade, but fear not, because the Lomography Gallery Store Soho have a super bunch of workshops and a brand new exhibition from Joe Prileszky to warm the cockles of your heart. Plus, we will be taking part in the Carnaby Shopping Night on Nov 12th from 6-9pm, so expect street music, late night store openings and discounts too!
Janne Parviainen is a 35-year-old artist from Helsinki, Finland. He is both a painter and a photographer but sometimes, he swaps his painting tools for light and creates illuminated pieces of art. Abandoned places are his favorite places for shoots because, according to him, "there's so much lived life and stories in abandoned places, they are the lost diaries and photos turned to dust of lives that once bloomed."
Brazil is an awesome country for traveling. There's so much to explore, each place very different from one another. It will definitely take a stretch of trips just to get to know this this South American pearl. I finished my copa tour last year in Marajó, the island of bulls—it just might be an eternal highlight for me.
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The young artist and Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson published on his agency's website an awesome photo series, one of the images in it a great symbol of freedom, joy of living outdoors, purity, innocence, candor, and girlhood: the bare sole of a female lifted up, taken at the Central Park in New York. Like many other great Magnum photographers, Anderson explored this interesting body part through photographs. For this tribute, I chose a series of bare feet images I took along the promenade of the lake Como. Take a look!
Taiwan-based analogue photographer BlackDog Wu used to be a full time photographer; now he is an owner of a coffee shop. He still loves taking photos, so he took the Lomo'Instant Wide with him to the streets of Taiwan and shot some portraits.
"Is it acceptable to photograph the homeless?" is one of the most hotly-debated topics when it comes to street photography. There are two opposing sides to this: those who believe it is, and those who don't. For those who do, capturing such photographs is mere documentation of the world around us. For those who don't, doing so is a form of exploitation.
The invention of the railway was a hallmark event of the 19th century, boosting the economy and creating opportunities that were deemed impossible back then. Here are some photos to take you back in time.
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