Once a year, Toronto puts on one of the biggest art festivals in the world. Hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets between 7:00pm and 7:00am on Saturday, October 4 to view installations, art pieces, videos, floats and performance pieces. Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche is an overnight art adventure exploring and celebrating art in its most contemporary form. This festival features hundreds of artists from all across the globe, showing their diverse cultures and values.
On October 5, 2013, I had the pleasure of staying up late to experience the annual festival. While walking around downtown Toronto in its entirety, I saw artwork of all sizes, mediums and creativeness. Below are a few images I was able to capture from last year’s successful event.
If you’re in town this weekend (and want to spend your Saturday night enjoying the last hints of humidity in the air while pondering whether or not what you’re looking at is actually art), check out the schedule and locations for this year’s festival on the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche website.
Hello everyone. My name is Meaghan DeClerq and I am a freelance photographer. When I held my first camera I had an epiphany – I knew that photography would become a larger part of my life.
I graduated in 2013 from the Media Studies program, emphasizing in Image Arts, at the University of Guelph-Humber. Although I am not as talented as the other contributors when it comes to writing, I hope I can showcase my love of photography.
Those who know me know how much I adore food photography. No matter what food is on the table, I have to photograph it. It is important to note that when I say photograph, I mean moving plates around until I got the right lighting – leading to many cold dinners and angry family members.
Outside of my passion for food, I enjoy many styles of photography, particularly portraiture and commercial. Regardless of the style, what I love most is the creative freedom. Whether it’s being your own food stylist, picking a wardrobe or location, photography lets your work shine. I hope you view my work as what it is meant to be – creative freedom. Allowing the colours and textures to take you somewhere special and different from everyday imagery.
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