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Just wanted to do a quick post about this feminist art show that my partner Ron and I are participating in, opening this Thursday January 30th. Put on by my new friends at the Fat Girl Food Squad, it's sure to be amazing. I have been working on an installation that is one of the most challenging pieces I have ever constructed but I'm maintaining good energy and am confident that I can make it work. I'll share a few progress pictures tomorrow if I don't take a turn for the worst and decide to throw my sewing machine out the window of the studio. Here's the blurb from the facebook event page and if you're in the Toronto area we'd all love to see you there!Fat In Public is an art show that dares to be just that. Art and it's creators that have to audacity to been seen in their ample glory. Fat In Public intends to de-stigmatize the (fat) body and give an outlet for art featuring imperfect and sybaritical characters in equal measure.
ARTISTS ON DISPLAY WILL BE:
Sam Abel: http://
Ronald Caddigan: http://
Derrick Chow: http://www.flickr.com/
Elana Delaney: http://www.flickr.com/
Kristina Groeger: http://
Melody Krauze: http://
Jessica Levy: https://www.facebook.com/
Amarina Norris: http://ursamajor.ca/
Megan Stulberg: http://
Yuli Scheidt: http://yulischeidt.com/
On a very chilly December morning, a bunch of hot babes gathered in Toronto's beautiful Necropolis for the Ursa Major+ FW Lookbook shoot. I had been wanting to shoot there forever - opened in 1850, there are over 50,000 graves spanning across it's huge perimeters. The day was more than brisk but we made the best of it and the ladies were absolute troopers in cropped tops and skirts. We had lots of fun while working efficiently and were able to finish literally at the moment the first snowfall of the season started, which was more like brutal hail.
I love taking pictures and have quite the assortment of analog and old polaroid cameras but this was my first time doing a big shoot with my little Canon Rebel XS. I am by no means trained in photography, mostly picking up bits and pieces as I work on making my store better and better. The light was really tricky that day, giving me another opportunity to learn and I look forward to figuring more out and developing my skills. That being said, I love working with photographers and if you are interested in collaborating on a project please feel free to send me an email (email@example.com)!
Here are some behind the scenes shots from the shoot and be sure to check out the lookbook and feel free to let me know what you think in the comments. Hope you like it!
xoxo AmarinaBitch face attempts.Big thank yous to my two beautiful models, my dear friend Rebecca and my partner Ron for helping me pull off another rogue UM+ shoot.
So here I am looking all loose and fancy free - this is misleading. I've actually been trapped in a vortex of school work, studying, sewing, no-sleep induced delirium and a cornucopia of complaining about all of this. In retrospect it's all been worth the learning experience, despite coming out of the tail end of this semester with no social life, major eye bags and complete neglect of my blog! Allow me to catch you up. This is totally an outfit that I would wear to school (minus the 3 bags I have to carry full of sewing/drafting supplies, fabric...