Thursday, August 11, 2022

Organizing AMBROTOS KANATA Plates

Trying to figure a way to title and safety store the better AMBROTOS KANATA ambrotype plates. Came up with this for the 8x10 glass. I expect to eventually have 1000 ambrotypes of varying sizes from across Canada, I will need some order! I tend to be pretty terrible when it comes to organizing my photos, trying to improve.

- titled bubble envelope.
- inner plastic sleeve.
- black background glass stored separately 
 
Not sure how I will do the bigger plates.
 
Note* Will also add the GPS numbers to the black envelope. Each image will have a pretty exact recorded location inside Canada.
 

Monday, August 8, 2022

All Files Sent To UNB Art Centre

All the files have been sent to the gallery.for the coming 2 exhibitions. Am glad this work is completed, now I can move on to other things. I sent a grand total of 108 images to the UNB curator to go through. She can decide what works best at what size prints for both THE FAMILIES OF THE DUMP and THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE UNDER THE FREEWAY shows.

It should be good, hoe the people in the pictures have a large audience! I will do a 45 minute talk in front of the photos on the opening night in late October.

The UNB, University of New Brunswick 

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Dao 33, Sleeping Under The Freeway

When I took this photo of Dao he woke up and looked at me. I said 'WAUDEE KUP KHUNE DAO, SABAI DEE MAI?" (Hello Mr Dao, Are you happy, feel good?). He smiled at me, nodded and went back to sleep.

Dao 33, Sleeping under the freeway, THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE UNDER THE FREEWAY, Mae Sot, Thailand 2022

Panon 30, Under The Freeway

Doing the final possible image show edits tonight. Sending the last of the files to the curator tomorrow. 

 
Panon 30, Under the freeway, THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE UNDER THE FREEWAY, Klong Toey Slum, Bangkok, Thailand 2022  

Falling Garbage Pic In B/W

B/W version of the falling garbage shot. Just in case the curator wants something a bit more abstract for the exhibitions.

Workers with falling garbage, THE FAMILIES OF THE DUMP, Mae Sot, Thailand 2018

Self Portrait With Dao

This is kind of a strange photo. A self portrait of sorts (shadow) with Dao.

Dao 33 and me 58, THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE UNDER THE FREEWAY, Klong Toey Slum, Bangkok, Thailand 2022

Khun Bia In His Room

I always found this photo a bit sad. Khun Bia lives in a room with a leaky(see umbrella) roof and has almost nothing but yet shows undying love for the richest of the rich, the royal family. You can see in the pics on the right of the shot. Khun Bia is a good man.

Khun Bia 55, In his slum room with Royal Family photos, THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE UNDER THE FREEWAY, Klong Toey Slum, Bangkok, Thailand 2019

Sickly Child In The Dump

Found out this young girl is still alive and well in 2022. Some people in the dump recognized her photo this last trip and said she was living nearby. So that is good news, at the time the pic was made in 2015,  I thought she looked quite sick.

Sickly girl waiting for her mother to finish work in the dump, THE FAMILIES OF THE DUMP, Mae Sot, Thailand 2015

Khun Owen From Owen From 2022

Sending the last of the files to the gallery on Monday, over 100 total.  Only 22-30 will probably make it into the exhibitions, but they will be printed very large.

I want to edit 3 or 4 more pics during tomorrows night shift and that will be it. I can then wait for the people in New Brunswick to print and hang the show, and go and do my talk and visit in late October. The trip is booked and arranged. I am happy the stories of the people in the pictures will be told.

Here is a shot of Mr. Owen talking to me on the street. Some Thais warned me to stay away from him as he is known drug user. He was OK with me, he even took me to see his room. Hope to photograph again in the future. He aged a lot in 3 years, a very old 55.

Owen 55, Talking to me on the street, THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE UNDER THE FREEWAY, Klong Toey Slum, Bangkok, Thailand 2022

Friday, August 5, 2022

Advertisement For The Exhibitions

Coming exhibitions for the University of New Brunswick (UNB) Art Centre in Frederiction, New Brunswick, Canada. Please consider attending, the 2 shows run from October 28 to December 15-2022, fairly long.