Saturday, April 20, 2013

MacPherson by Martine Chartrand

This animated film by Martine Chartrand (Black Soul) recounts the friendship between a young FĂ©lix Leclerc and Frank Randolph Macpherson, a Jamaican chemical engineer and university graduate who worked for a pulp and paper company. An inveterate jazz fan, Macpherson inspired Leclerc, who wrote a song about the log drives and entitled it “MacPherson” in honour of his friend. Paint-on-glass animation shot with a 35mm camera.

Martin Chartrand is a close friend, I met her at National Film Board of Canada, During my contract with "Come again in Spring" She such an amazing person and artist. I am really glad I have met her. 
Watch the trailer of her film, it is a beautiful story.




Saturday, April 06, 2013

The Studio Harlem Museum






In February I went to Studio The Harlem Museum, An Amazing Museum by the way!!! You gotta check it out When your in NYC. I came across two images, that stuck out for me by Artist's  Ebony G. Patterson and Toyin Odutola. What I like the most of the first image is the details in the illustration the colors, hair and the expression of the subject. The second is making a bold statement that echos in the Reggae scene it is untitled but I have a name " Pretty Boy " sound fitting!







By Artist: Toyin Odutola visit her site to see more of her wonderful work: http://toyinodutola.com/







By Artist :Ebony G. Patterson, also she is Jamaican ..NICE!
Website: http://ebonygpatterson.com/

I might as well mentioned why I was in NYC, I came to see
Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 at the Harlem Museum.
An amazing show it is the first time I get to see photos Gordon Parks in person.
So Amazing, all thank to my Wonderful Tico :)

Gordon Parks, Untitled (Harlem, New York), 1967
Copyright and Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation






Untitled (Harlem, New York), 1967
Copyright and Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation



Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 honors the legacy and the work of late iconic artist and photojournalist Gordon Parks, who would have turned 100 on November 30, 2012. The exhibition, organized by Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden and Assistant Curator Lauren Haynes, will feature approximately thirty black and white photographs of the Fontenelle family, whose lives Parks documented as part of a 1968 Life magazine photo essay. A searing portrait of poverty in the United States, the Fontenelle photographs provide a view of Harlem through the narrative of a specific family at a particular moment in time. This intimate exhibition will include all images from the original essay as well as several unpublished images—some which have never been displayed publicly.
The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Gordon Parks Foundation, a division of the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation are together creating an exhibition catalogue for Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967, complementing the  five-volume set German publisher Steidl is planning to publish in honor of Parks’s centenary. 


I even found out there is a Gordon Parks Foundation 



Tuesday, March 12, 2013

MLK50


A few weeks back I went to small show that featured pictures of Martin Luther King.It was at
Place Des Arts, located Downtown Montreal. I took a couple photos. Wished it was advertised better.
I really liked the poster, might make a t-shirt of it for myself.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hi Friends, It been a little while and a lot has happen since the last post. Not sure if I am going to mention it all but I am starting a new chapter in my life. It feels great!! I have some new stuff to post, pasted projects and up coming projects. Links to cool sites and much much more. Let start with this amazing image, I came across on the African Digital Art website


http://www.africandigitalart.com

part of their AFRICAN WEEKLY INSPIRATION 138



Loving it!!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Last year I collaborated with an artist named Slavica Panic for "Soft Response" It was accepted in Toronto Art Fashion Week. We were very happy to have the chance be a part of their program again, second time for us. Have a look at what we did.
Soft Response

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

There is a light at the end of the tunnel
























After a long journey I feel that I am getting closer to the end of the project.
It has been a long journey. Having help would have been great but I didn't have any funds. So I had to go solo. During making the film I learned a lot, especially not what to do when making a film. LOL Keeping your files organized and completing a fulling developed animatic. It would have saved me a lot time in the long run.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Scene from Spacebodies (landing)

Here is another scene from my film "Spacebodies" it is almost there.
Couple more weeks and onto the sound design.

what is Spacebodies

video