Back again with another zine guide. This time for the Fall season, whether it’s illustrations, photogaphy or mini zines I love finding a great zine to pick up and be introduced to a new artist or support an artist I love. All zines ranging from a few dollars to $20 and you can simply click the image or the name to be directed to more information/purchasing. You can also check out my previous guides here: Spring/Summer Zine Guide and Fall Zine Guide 2015.
For the last few months I was thinking about doing my installation in this empty lot in the Hochelaga. Since the weather was a bit better I decided to pay a visit and see if it was what I wanted in terms of a space. The lot use to be a quarry of some sort and is surrounded by train tracks leading up to a factory on the river that delivers goods to freight ships. We didn’t really visit the part of the lot I wanted to check out as there was fireman doing drills and burning down trees in the area. However I did happen upon some great graffiti by Starchild Stela and Harlequin Davidson that I didn’t even know would be there. As well there were a lot of train parts on the usually empty tracks that we checked out. I did get a good look at what I’d be working with for space and I’ve decided to not do the installation there. On the hunt again for a perfect spot.
My favourite piece of graf of the day was this rose, which looked spectacular to me. As well there were a lot of train parts on the usually empty tracks that we checked out. Victor couldn’t help jumping up on the train lines and goofing around. I joined him but didn’t take many photos since I was trying to avoid getting covered in grease and dirty if possible (didn’t’ work, I got covered).
I found some quartz on the bridge leading up to the factory and had to take it home. We also found train wheels just chilling on a track they were in the process of ripping up. We pushed one set of wheels and they proceed to roll down the track on its own until it hit another with a loud clang. No idea why that’s so fun to do, but it is.
It appears they covered some of the large pits they had opened for years with cement tops recently. This frog looks like it’s leading to a secret door so I had to snap a shot of it. After scouting the area I was thinking for the installation when the fireman left, I decided it wasn’t what I wanted so we headed home. We did have a chance to catch the amazing view of the sun setting in the distance before we left. I will probably do a post about the sunset photos I shoot another time as I wanted to keep today’s post not too overloaded with photos. The last three shots are from just before we left the lot with the almost full moon in the distance.
This series of double exposure were taken on the weekend while Victor and I were exploring Silo #5 in Vieux-Montreal. We didn’t go inside the factory or silos but we did get inside the fence and had a chance to explore around them. To me the best part was going underneath the huge lines that use to connect the building to trains for transporting the grains (at least what’s what I logically assume they use to be for) so I wanted to share those photos first. I have plenty more double exposures from the front of the building as well but thought I’d share them in another post likely in mid-May as this post would have been huge so look out for that if you enjoy abandoned buildings. I’m so excited about being able to leave my house again. Recovering my concussion is going well and just maybe this summer I can get inside the Silo #5. Can you imagine the view from there?
This week’s set of double exposures are from my trip to Toronto. They were all taken on the same afternoon in downtown of Union Station, the CN Tower and the weird CN Rail Museum that was covered in snow, plus the handsome Victor (who looks like a hipster in his winter jacket). My favourite and the silliest is the one below where I was trying to make it look like a train was hitting the ‘Watch for Train’s sign…it didn’t quite work out but it makes me laugh. These were all very fun to take and made me think I should probably not be such a hermit and get out there and take photos of the beautiful snow before it melts.