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My Bert Stern Experience

I have so many stories about my life on the Fashion Battle Field, I don’t know which one to share first. Should I do my Kim Alexis story, Bert Stern story, Andie MacDowell story, Janice Dickinson story or… ??? Ok here goes “She loves me, she loves me not, she loves me, she loves me […]

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The Politics of Fashion Photography Part 2

The networking challenge Before jumping head first in to this subject, it is important that you do your homework. But before doing your homework, you need to know what to study. All magazines of repute have a very specific hierarchy. It generally goes as follows. Publisher, Editor in Chief, Creative and or Art Director, Fashion […]

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An Epiphany

Have you ever watched a child draw? Have you noticed how deeply absorbed and focused they are while they draw? Have you visited a group exhibition of children’s drawings created during their early formative years? I have!

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on March 18, 2010
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Camera and Lens Quality Control?

Several years ago, I would pick up my camera, put on a lens, start taking photos and not think twice about the outcome. The responsibility was mine to produce the goods and if I didn’t it was usually my fault.  Well, more and more, those days are over. I am so overwhelmed with complaints by […]

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The State of the Artist # 7

I’m now being challenged by questions: What is Art? Does Life imitate Art? Does Art mirror Life? Can Art exist without Life? Can life exist without Art? Can you see Art all around you? Are you an observer of that Art? Are you a part of it? Would it exist without you? Does a gallery […]

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on March 15, 2010
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The State of The Artist # 6

by Marvin Kanarek “Body Of Work” is here, let’s see where this goes… Someone who designs a single house is not an architect. Someone who writes a single song or set of lyrics is not a songwriter. A person who owns a musical instrument is not a musician. A single drawing or painting or photograph […]

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on March 11, 2010
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The State of the Artist # 5

It’s back. I’m not sure why I was left with “Body Of Work”. It’s obvious to me right now that it won’t be pursued during this writing. Hoping it’s tossed at me again at a later date. Right now what is resonating within me is, acceptance of praise and criticism and the meaning of Art […]

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on March 6, 2010
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The State of The Artist # 4

by Marvin Kanarek I was going to do something else right now. I was outside having a smoke. Something came in again. So I’m sitting here getting it out before it goes away. Three words: – Sacrifice, Selfishness, Balance. When that “moment arrives” it’s only you tapping into and following that energy (Muse?), before it […]

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on March 3, 2010
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The State of The Artist # 3 – The Muse

I’m sure there are dictionary definitions of the word Muse. I or you can look it up. Maybe I will when this cycle has passed through me. I had heard a great story about a Scottish poetess who was out walking on her land one morning when all of a sudden she felt the presence of the Muse. She hurried home as fast as she could. Her pace was quickened by the fear that if she didn’t get back soon enough, the muse would pass through her and go on to inspire another poet! Interesting. I think that’s part of what this Muse energy is.

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on March 2, 2010
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The State of the Artist # 2

by Marvin Kanarek I just had an epiphany, maybe it’s The Muse, I don’t know. So I guess I’m fated to continue at least ‘til the end of this little story. I’m a true “dyed in the T-shirt” Hippy way back when during the Yorkville days in Toronto. Living the life of music, free love, […]

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on March 1, 2010
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Yeah Canada

How many Olympic Gold Medals does that Make for Canada? We always knew that Hockey was a shoe in… Or should I say “Skate In?”

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