Sunday, March 29, 2009

Earth Hour 2009 - Toronto


Last Year I was able to shoot time laps made from single images... This year its HD Video, Shooting the skyline from a higher perspective does not show the dramatic changes to the lighting because of all of the ground lighting which does remain on. Watching the transition when the lights came back on seems more noticeable. As it was cloud covered most of the evening we missed the emergence of the stars this year. TD Bank wins the the annual FI race this year with the first building with lights off!

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

It's In The Eyes





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Thursday, March 26, 2009

LOVE 'N MOVEMENT - Final Poster and Flyers


Just finished the Poster and Fliers for Love 'N Movement, A Dance Production that will premier on April 25th at the Betty Oliphant Theater at Canada's National Ballet School at 404 Jarvis Street in Toronto!
Once again save the date and contact me or go to the we site www.lovenmovement.weebly.com




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Celebrity 08 Review

Last year was a big year was one big photo op for me including my first Red Carpet outings. The experience was fantastic and I learned allot about that part of the business which can be very competitive. Here are just a few of my images from 2008!

Dame Shirley Bassey and David Furnish at Fashion Cares

Katy Perry at Fashion Cares

Kresha Turner at Fashion Cares

Colin and Justin from HGTV's Home Heist at Fashion Cares

Toronto's Top Model, Yasmin Warsame at Fashion Cares

Jully Black looks fab at the Annual Bell Gala for Sick Kids Hospital!


Ed Robertson, Lead singer of the Bare Nakid Ladies at the Bell Gala

Keshia Chante at the Bell Gala

Ving Rhames! At the Bell Gala

Secon City TV's Joe Flaherty

Rocker Fefe Dobson, looking fab at the Bell Gala

The Designer Guys!

Carlo Rota!

Patti LaBelle at the Holt Renfrew Christmas Concert on Bloor!

Macy Gray at the Holt Renfrew Christmas Concert on Bloor!
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HOM - Playpen 1 - March 2009


The trophys were waiting for Toronto's first official Ball, "Playpen" put on my The House of Monroe!

Spinning for the night was DJ Blackcat!

I'm here with the official Mother TKO Monroe!

Weekend was made extra special with a visit from my freind Dave from the 313!

Kevin and the guirlz! Real Guirlz!

Lali was Fierce! but got chopped!..Im my estimation you was robbed Guirl!




For more images from that night contact the House of Monroe!


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Saturday, March 21, 2009

So Say We All!



I've been around awhile and seen many things. In the midst of the banality that is television and I have seen something new. Last night was the series finale for Battlestar Galactica and before you role your eyes and issue your nerd alert, stop. If you haven't seen the show then you should, more importantly you need to see the show from beginning to the end so that you can fully appreciate what it has accomplished in just four years.

Watching from day one I could tell that the show as going to be different, significant in some way. More than a cultural phenomenon like Star Trek though it told the stories of today in a similar metaphorical way. Galactica made its points with the blunt force trauma realism of Cinéma vérité. In 2006 the show won a Peabody Award for Electronic Media Production. Peabody Award recipients stand as hallmarks of excellence in news, documentary, comedy, drama, education and public service. Battlestar treated contemporary issues from an angle that really make you think about those issues, issues of race, gender, all those things are dealt with in that context of a dramatic narrative.

This is not the Galactica of the 1980's

This Battlestar Galactica tells the story of the last survivors of an Earth-like planetary system destroyed in a nuclear holocaust orchestrated by the Cylons, synthetic humans and robots who live amongst them. The 50,000 survivors wander the space desert and are alternately captors and captives, executing enemies for treason but also using suicide bombers when it suits their political motives. Battlestar Galactica has addressed the issues of the paranoid post-9/11 world without flinching. Already it’s hard to remember how courageous this was back in 2003 when the show was first aired. If every generation gets the TV show it deserves, then Battlestar Galactica captures the ethical bankruptcy needed to wage a war on an undefinable enemy. “We are continually committing crimes to convince ourselves that we are right,” said Mary McDonnell, who plays President Laura Roslin, who alternately orders waterboarding of opponents but draws the line at Galactica soldiers serving as suicide bombers.

These remarks were made earlier in the week when the cast and producers were asked to speak on a panel at the United Nations. A singular honor for a broadcast television show that has portrayed humanity at its best and at its worst.



The event was organized by Human Rights Deputy Director Craig Mokhiber who lamented that even the Utopian ideal the United Nations was formed around was considered, by some, science fiction. "We look at it in a different way," Mokhiber explained. "It's true that we are an idealistic organization... but we are focused on international law and diplomacy to settle disputes. We don't see it as utopian, we see it as the only reasonable alternative to what inevitably would be a horrific dystopian society."

The presentation was Moderated by Whoopi Goldberg and topics ranging from torture to women's rights to the pitfalls of technology. When one of the UN's representatives talked about how part of their mandate was to safeguard the human rights of everyone, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, and station, Olmos got a little heated. "You never should've invited me here," he said, before blasting the UN for continuing to use race as a term of separation, of division among peoples. His voice rose, steadily, as if years of social activism was coming to a head on this night. Then, directing his attention to the high schoolers in the room: "Adults will never be able to stop using the word 'race' as a cultural determinant....

There is only one race: the human race. SO SAY WE ALL!"

I swear to you, everyone in that chamber shouted it right back at him. Because Admiral Adama had asked us to. Mary McDonnell leaned over and gently wiped a tear from Olmos' cheek.



Tears were a theme last night watching the final episode with my best friend both of us crying (I'm not even kidding) This could have been the finest 2 hours of TV I have ever seen. All of the fears, hopes, and dreams for humanity were packed tightly into the conclusion in a way that was not just satisfying as a viewer of the show but somehow connecting with the post Obama election hope of today.

In true Ron Moore fashion, it didn't end the way we though it would, in fact this show has never been predictable, never fallen into SciFi genre cliche. This ending was better.

So say we all!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Dancer!


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Tattoo











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Saturday, March 07, 2009

LOVE 'N MOVEMENT



Loving grandparents Angela and Julius are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, while their grandchildren Norman and Edna are about to begin their own love journeys. The juxtaposition of time and place for these four characters will come to bare on stage. We go back in time while moving forward to discover a simple truth, that the more things change the more they stay the same even in love.

Love 'n Movement is an intergenerational story spanning 50 years that explores the challenges, the strength, and the beauty of all kinds of love in the black community. Love n’ Movement richly blends dance, drama and music to take the audience on a captivating journey of love. Cultures, sexuality and generations collide in a sometimes funny and at all times intense revelation of the universal truth about love; from the taboos and misconceptions of homosexual relationships to the problematic insecurities of heterosexual ones. The diversity of culture and colors within the black community alone is testament to the diversity of our love and how we choose to express it. Love ‘n Movement is an exploration of this diversity.



If you like dance you haven't saved the date of April 25th please do as Lucy Hamlet who brought to Canada the South African spectacle UMOJA and Kevin A. Ormsby of Ballet Creole and Kashedance brings us LOVE 'N MOVEMENT to the stage! For More Details Click Here For The Official Web Site of LOVE 'N MOVEMENT

All images for the show by Christopher Cushman Text by Lucy Hamlet and Kevin A. Ormsby.

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

A Day Hanging Out At The AGO With A Friend


What do you do on a cold and clear blue sky Sunday? You walk in a gallery and enjoy art with a friend!

Made from 8 images this stiched panorama gives a faux fish eyed view of the front of the gallery.

Its easy to see the influence of Frank Gehry in the front of the gallery.

The spectacular spiral stair case goes from the second to the fifth floor.

Inside the front of the gallery.....




The natural wood stair case was like being in the middle of a nautilus shell...





Looking out over the Toronto skyline and the CN Tower.

The end of a long day looking back on Torontos skyline from a friends home....
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