Now I'm not the biggest fan of Christmas (the season and the Day). It's all (if you ask me) squeeze and release. The squeeze is long and drawn out and the release comes fast, if you know what I mean.
Too, Christmas comes with certain responsibilities. Some of these responsibilities are pleasant (getting together with friends and family, shopping), or, depending upon your disposition and circumstance, less pleasant (getting together with family, shopping).
But there's no denying the power of Christmas, all of us Christian-types (believers and non-believers) have to step up.
Which brings me to what I wanted to say here today . . . STRAYLIGHT Press is doing a one day event. A pop up store, the launch of two new STRAYLIGHT publications and an actual photo-exhibition.
And how, you might ask, does this relate to Christmas?
Let me tell you.
You need to buy presents, right? Maybe you, or someone you know, is interested in photography. You kind of like the idea of supporting local, independent publishing. It's a no-brainer . . .
Come on down to the pop up and buy some presents (don't forget to get one for yourself, too). There, that's that sorted.
POP UP STORE
We'll be selling books from our catalogue. And you'll be able to have a look through the books we've produced that are out-of-print, too.
Cover and page spread: From the Study on Post Pubescent Manhood, by Stacy Kranitz (out-of-print)
Cover and page spread: HOMIES, by Adam Amengual (out-of-print)
We're launching 2 brand new STRAYLIGHT publications. Home, by Timothy Archibald and ATTACK AND CONFUSION / ASLEEP AND WAKING UP, by Tony Fouhse.
Cover and page spread from HOME
Cover and page spread from ATTACK AND CONFUSION / ASLEEP AND WAKING UP
Drop by to have a look at a special edit of OFFICIAL OTTAWA, by Tony Fouhse. He's calling this the "ATTACK EDIT".
Culled from 150 or so images that comprise the complete OFFICIAL OTTAWA series, this edit was inspired by the recent attack on Parliament Hill. This sequence doesn't describe that attack, it speaks to the institutions that are behind (or perhaps, beside) the way things are.
Charles Bordeleau, Chief of Police
Drop by, do some Xmas shopping, feel good about supporting local, independent publishing, talk (or argue) about photography.