May 13th, 2011

I like pretty things


photo.JPG, originally uploaded by dancingnadine.

The food in Toronto has been so delicious, really multicultural city. Yesterday we went to Mother's dumplings for the best dumplings I've had, and then we we went to a sake bar called Guu. Freaking delicious.

During the workshop the day before, one photog started crying and got hurt from a general critique about the class. I think that it was over sensitive.

The workshop is over though so I get to tour Canada a bit. Though yesterday I saw a homeless man in a situation that scarred me for life. We were walking down a busy Toronto street, and I had my camera with me. I saw a wheelchair by an alley/doorway and so I turned to look. There was a heavy man lying on his side in a fetal position and his pants were pulled down. There was shit all over his ass. We kept walking and I was in shock.

Though I was street shooting I didn't shoot the guy, which made me realize that I do prefer happy, colorful, good emotions or artsy art. Sad is okay too. But not ugly, humanity at it's lowest. I'm sad that he was in such a humiliating state and people were rushing by. I'm pretty sure if I tried I could've taken a poignant, statement-making shot with people rushing by in the background but I just didn't have the heart to do that at the moment.