Photo show opening party

Astronaut Love Triangle introduction

Last night’s photo show launch was well attended and great fun. My thanks again to the ever-talented Andrea Simms-Karp as well as the highly comic and deservedly infamous Astronaut Love Triangle (with introductory note above). Their repertoire included songs about cyberstalking, the side effects of the modern pharmacological rainbow, and the tenacity of the large American automobile, in the face of environmental concerns. At least one audience member seemed to be merrily recording video, so the performance has the potential to end up online somewhere.

Thanks again to everyone who attended and participated.

My photos will be on the walls at Raw Sugar (692 Somerset) for the duration of the month, with the 12×16″ prints going for $60 and the 12×18″ prints going for $70.

As of last night, we also have a winner for the print-for-comments contest. He will be receiving a copy of this image of the ceiling of Exeter College Chapel, should he so desire.

[Update: 6 September 2009] Zoom has also written about the vernissage. The Astronaut Love Triangle blog also gives it a mention.

[Update: 7 September 2009] The Elgin Street Muse also wrote about the opening.

[Update: 11 September 2009] The opening was also covered on tales from a grouch.

[Update: 23 September 2009] Until the end of the show, all the prints are on sale for $50.

[Update: 1 October 2009] Some videos of the Astronaut Love Triangle performance are now online: Avatar Love and Side Effects. They can also be seen directly on Vimeo: AL, SE.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

17 thoughts on “Photo show opening party”

  1. It’s amusing that the contest winner was someone who posted a string of comments to improve their odds.

    As I made clear to everyone who asked, any comments not caught by my spam filters were fair game. Indeed, I prefer to see people who apply the mental effort to game my contests, rather than just enter conventionally.

  2. caption for the shot of ‘victoria island’, esp w the shadow in the water: “looking back…”

  3. Milan, I look forward to your next opening. I hope it will be of some of your excellent portraits.
    Once again, thank you for sharing your evening with us…

  4. Not surprisingly, portraits are a lot more personal.

    I would be less comfortable with them on public walls and the subjects may feel similarly. Also, fewer customers might want photos of strangers than nature stuff, still life, architecture, etc.

  5. As far as I know, the large print of it at Raw Sugar remains unsold.

    Perhaps one of your agents in Ottawa could nab it for you, for the very reasonable price of $60.

  6. I am very excited for you Milan, where can I see the photos that are on display?

  7. Cowbell Christmas

    Astronaut Love Triangle is excited to bring you our first self-produced music video.

    In 71 seconds, Cowbell Christmas encapsulates our feeling for the season.

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