Photo show opening party


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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.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Emily September 5, 2009 at 1:33 pm

I’m glad it went so well!

The contest was a great idea.

Milan September 5, 2009 at 2:06 pm

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.

Noam Deguerre September 5, 2009 at 3:11 pm

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

Hella Stella September 5, 2009 at 5:32 pm

It was so fun! All the pictures are great.

Manny Blue September 6, 2009 at 12:51 am

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…

Milan September 6, 2009 at 9:51 am

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.

oleh September 7, 2009 at 3:37 am


La Canadienne September 8, 2009 at 4:37 pm

That picture of Exeter College Chapel is friggin amazing.

Milan September 8, 2009 at 4:45 pm

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.

La Canadienne September 9, 2009 at 7:37 am

Oh, lucky me! Have you sold out of the other ones yet?

Milan September 9, 2009 at 9:39 am

I will try to go have a look today.

You can also call Raw Sugar Cafe at 613-216-2850.

. September 23, 2009 at 10:15 am

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Astronaut Love Triangle: Avatar Love at Raw Sugar

I’ve started putting the video of Astronaut Love Triangle’s performance at Raw Sugar up on Vimeo.

alena January 30, 2010 at 6:28 pm

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

Milan February 1, 2010 at 9:39 am

This is the old post from last September. I don’t have any other photo shows being planned now.

. December 4, 2010 at 10:23 pm

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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