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I’ll Be At The RAW Natural Born Artists Showcase VERVE @ The Mod Club on Fri. Aug. 26th and I am BEYOND stoked! This is an opportunity for me to get more international exposure, so it’d be great to see you out and help show support for all of the emerging artists out there who will be part of this amazing chance at the big leagues.

If you’d like to come and check it out, advance tickets are available via their website at http://www.rawartists.org/toronto – don’t forget to select Julie Fazooli as your supported artist on check out!

What is RAW?

RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music hair and makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.

RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in over 60 artistic communities in the United States, Australia, Canada and the UK.

RAW:Toronto presents VERVE. A 2 day event featuring Visual Art, Photography, Fashion, Music, Performance Artists, Accessories, Hair and Make-Up Artists! A different set of artists showcased on each night.

2 days of live performances, runway shows, live hair and make-up, accessory design and visual art displays! 80+ talented artists involved! Our BIGGEST and BOLDEST show yet! One ticket gets you in on both nights! Support local art and come out to see the vast talent that exists in Toronto.

Thursday August 25th and Friday August 26th, 2016 at The Mod Club Theatre (722 College St.)
8pm-12am (Performances, Runways, Art Displays, etc.)
12am-2am (After Party with music by Tony Smart)

$20 advanced http://www.rawartists.org/toronto/verve
$25 at door
19+ event

Screen Shot 2016-08-04 at 11.41.17 PM.pngI am so honoured to be the featured artist & also a model at the launch of UNITY ONE / The Faces of Change on Saturday, November 12th! Fashion, live music, vendors, a meet and greet with very special guests, and an awards ceremony to recognize our community’s amazing shining stars – more details will be coming soon!

“UNITY ONE / The Faces of Change was founded to raise awareness for Victims of Racism, Gender Inequality and Bullying. This evening will be bringing together like minded individuals of all nationalities, religions and over all diversity to share in each others creativity and experiences. 21 Altruistic individuals will also be recognized for their ongoing support in enhancing the quality of life for others.”

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I had the pleasure to model for Derrick Van Der Kolk today at the DVDK Studio in The Cotton Factory for his series on “People That Are Interesting”. I love how raw and honest these are – Derrick is really amazing at his craft – and has the most incredible ability to bring all your emotions out and throw them on the table for all to see. No retouching, just straight up portraits of people as they are.

Check his work out on his company’s website: Style Group and consider hiring him and his awesome team for your next shoot!

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11-ines-kozic-yatzerI am ever enamoured of the beautiful photography of French artist Inez Kozic. She delicately constructs incredible images that both convey a sense of serene beauty and inarticulate horror. Playfully decorating her subjects with hair, bone, and insects, she transforms even the most mundane of domestic chores into scenes of breathtaking exquisiteness and understated passion. The unique dream-like way she portrays her subjects adds to the quality of solitude and quiet reflection that these photographs already inherently possess, creating visual poetry.

To check out more of her work, check out her website.

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I’ve always loved the look and textural feel of pointillist art – it’s such a meticulous process and often extremely time-consuming, but the end result is usually very striking. Prominent international interior and still life photographer Philip Karlberg decided to employ the technique while shooting celebrities that are famously known for wearing sunglasses for Plaza Magazine. Over the course of 6 days, he used around 1200 sticks to “sculpt” the faces and shoot them, creating an intriguing collection of photographs.

Can you guess which celebrities he’s portrayed?

To see more of Phili Karlberg’s pristine portfolio, visit his website. http://www.philipkarlberg.com/

Answers: Jackie O, Johnny Depp, John Belushi, Karl Lagerfeldt, Lady Gaga, and Steve McQueen.

Philly-born Matt Wisniewski is a young web developer who’s taught himself to create artistic “visual experiments,” as he likes to call them, using beautifully photographed portraits to create airy and ethereal collages infused with natural elements. Currently based in Brooklyn, he is finishing a computer science degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and works alongside photographers and artists in his free time.

Visit his website to see more of these simply gorgeous collages.

Alternatively, you can visit his tumblr, and read more in an interview at Yatzer.

 

 

Taylor Holland’s photographs are so aesthetically pleasing and each series is so diverse, that I wanted to show you another collection – these are comprised of details from European tour bus designs, shot in Paris, circa 2011. I love the modern clean lines and bright colours, and he’s managed to frame them in such a way that they truly become works of geometric abstraction. He’s even published them in a book entitled Eurobus, available now on Matmos Press (Montreal, 2012).

If you liked the past two series, check out some of his other work, such as his collection Public Sleeping.

 
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