Sunday, July 20, 2014

Woes Down Under

Photograph of Shane Wombat by Lawrence Winder

There are BIG problems in the land of Oz. The machinations of the right wing government of Australia under Tony Abbott serve as a warning to other countries considering turning back the clock to a time that never existed in the first place. With daily gaffes, debilitating financial cuts (see Australia’s ending the carbon tax), hostility to its Asian neighbours and restructuring of the education system (cuts and, yes, creationism), the government lives on borrowed time and an election may happen sooner than imagined. Still, Australia is stuck with legislators who are ruining a great nation. It is still stuck with a government controlled by less than ten ultra-rich buffoons, none of which started on the bottom, but inherited their wealth and have the gall to say that the poor are lazy. This will be corrected in the next election, but Australians must still suffer these crooks. And if you think that I use the word crooks lightly, check this little lesson in historical phrenology. http://shanewombat.blogspot.ca/2014/07/mugs-and-shots.html 

Wake up folks, everywhere. If a politician stutters like he is the common man, more than likely he is an imbecile. Think of Toronto.

I thank Lawrence Winder for his article and photograph of Shane Wombat. Check out Lawrence's photo website http://www.sitedfigures.com.au. (Frankly, I am jealous of his dance photography.)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Angelic Performance Artist

Lola. Byward Market, Ottawa. Wednesday, 16th July, 2014.


Kathleen Black for Everybody Street

Filmmaker, ecological and political activist, writer and model Kathleen Black poses with a t shirt promoting Cheryl Dunn's film Everybody Street, a fascinating documentary about the master street photographers of New York. I will be reviewing it soon. In the meanwhile, take my word that Everybody Street is a fascinating, beautifully made documentary. Download it here. You will not regret it!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Perkins


Perth, Ontario 28th August, 2009

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Eilis

Bank Street, Ottawa. 4 July, 2014.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Watch Your Step

Ottawa. 25th June, 2014