Debut Video: Derek Shapton’s HERE

by Heather on May 1, 2008

You might remember that I featured a new Fine Art series called here by Derek Shapton in the Lounge a few weeks ago. Well I thought it would be interesting to take Derek back to the locations he photographed, where his memories were made, and make a little film about it:

Derek’s show opened yesterday as a featured exhibit for Contact at the Gladstone, 1214 Queen West in TO. It runs through the 31st of May so get down to see it when you can. And don’t forget the Festival’s opening party at Brassaii (461 King St. West) tonight (Friday), 7pm to midnight.

I had a quick preview of Derek’s show today and the Gladstone was already a-humming with many international guests (portfolio reviewers, lecturers, workshop leaders, panel dignitaries etc.) arriving and then departing on the arm of various and sundry to tour the galleries. It’s going to be a busy month. And what better way to kick it all off than with a little film.

So, thanks to all (2 of you) who helped with the vid- this is the first in a series. I think I’ll call the project Moving Still. Catchy, no?

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Caitlin Robinson May 1, 2008 at 6:40 am

Love it! I’ll be there tonight. Hope to see you there!

Pamela Hamilton May 1, 2008 at 8:34 am

Great job !!
VERY special !! CONGRATS !!
and can’t wait to see you tonight,
Pam xo

John W. MacDonald May 1, 2008 at 8:40 am

The video brought back memories of me breaking my collar bone jumping off a dirt pile on a bike borrowed from a friend, June 1980 in Dollard des Ormeaux, Que.

Angela Lewis May 1, 2008 at 8:53 am

This video really helps make the photos all that more special.
Can’t wait to see it! Best of luck.

tony fouhse May 1, 2008 at 10:23 am

Hey Heather, BIGFUN, what, the melding of media. Funny how video seems to modulate photographs so well. I’ll bet you loved getting out of the house to make the vid.

And, re: Moving Still. Catchy, yes.


Brian Patterson May 1, 2008 at 11:32 am

Looking forward to the show!!


Michelle Yee May 1, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Very cool — I look forward to seeing the show!!

Lisa Kannakko May 1, 2008 at 12:50 pm

I loved this video. it really brings the shots to life. its so nice to see Derek talking about each event. takes me there

anonymous May 2, 2008 at 2:10 am

What a great concept. Would be a great project to get other photogs to share their own examples.

ANDREAS May 2, 2008 at 6:05 am

Wow, it’s been a long, long time since I spoke with you. I just saw this post from the A Photo Editor site, which I visit every few days.
Interesting blog!


brent kitagawa May 2, 2008 at 7:47 am

simple, informative, love the format. I look forward to seeing the show. and more videos like this one. Please add me to your mailing list, Thanks. ……….brent……….

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