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

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

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

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

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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The State of the Artist # 1

by Marvin Kanarek I’ll try as best I can to describe the journey, the psyche, the attitude, the denial, the acceptance and anything else I can touch upon that might illuminate this elusive universe that I call “The State Of The Artist? It’s a state of mind, spirit and necessity, that is highly romanticized, clearly […]

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on February 28, 2010

Wouldn’t It Be Good – Nik Kershaw

This is one of my favorite songs ever. I was and still am profoundly touched by this masterful composition. The lyrics have on occasion moved me to tears and the melody is so unique in its “Simple Complexity.”

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Beam me up Scotty

Enjoy the trip… A new single from the new album “Looking Back Ahead” Marv Kanarek Lyrics Below… Beam Me Up Scotty When the wind’s blowing I can hear it say You can be free like me There’s another way A man who’s searching Dies when he stays And even love can’t hold him For another […]

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I Love Polaroid

I used to love using my Polaroid Camera to do quick snaps of models before doing the actual shoot and always had to use a Polaroid Back for my Medium Format camera and even a Polaroid back for my 35mm format. But the best were those Polaroids that you watched slowly develop before your very […]

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We the People

I wanted to share the new music video “We the People” by my bro Marv Kanarek with you. I guess there really isn’t much to explain here, but if you have ever heard of the Constitution of the United States of America, this video might just turn on the lights in that rare possibility that […]

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My White Pentax K-x Coming Soon

I never thought I would ever own a white camera. Well those lovely people at Pentax France have decided to send me a Pentax K-x and I decided to get it in white which incidentally matches my iPhone. I should have it in about 5 days from now and when I get it up and […]

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Blow Up

Blow Up Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni was a film loosely based on the life of David Bailey and was one of the first films I ever saw relating to the Fashion Biz.

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