Eric Petersen/ Less is More

Eric Petersen is an award-winning Canadian designer of luxury jewellery and accessories.

I remember the first time I seeing an Eric Petersen design.  It was being showcased in the main Harbourfront building in Toronto, Ontario.  For 30 minutes I stood in front of the display case, pressing my face up against the glass trying to get a closer look at the detail in his work, I was impressed.

In fact, I was so impressed that I had to contact him, even if only to chat by email to understand his process for designing and where he gets his inspiration to create new art pieces.

After corresponding through a couple of emails we found that we shared quite a few things in common; our philosophies on life, work ethic, similar music taste and our love for design.

From there, it was only natural that we worked together on a project in our own respective fields. When we first met, it was as though we already knew each other for a long time, sharing stories of how we find inspiration through books we’ve read, the people we collaborate with and simply through our imagination.

As we drove through different neighbourhoods in his native city of Scarborough, scouting for filming locations,  I could see and hear a sense of pride as he told stories of his upbringing in Scarborough. He truly loves his city and I can now see that it is a source to his inspiration.

For more information on Eric Petersen, visit his webpage & socials for more product details and inspiration: http://www.ericpetersenhandbags.com/

The Influence of Time

Time is considered to be one of the most important concepts to man. From the genius of Galileo Galilei and Albert Einstein to Beethoven and Salvador Dalí, their work was directly influenced by the concept of time.

In our day-to-day lives we are, of course, also influenced by time. Whether squeezing in a few extra minutes of morning sleep before heading to work, waiting impatiently for the bus or traffic light to change or exchanging drawn out small talk while sharing an elevator with an awkward coworker to the top floor.

With the thought of time and our concept of it, I created a short film with visuals that manipulate our ordinary view of time, in this case I used a clock.

Lost and Forgotten

Halifax, Nova Scotia, located on the eastern sea shores of Canada is a beautiful and friendly city which offers any seafood lover an ample selection of fresh locally caught lobster, crab, shrimps, scallops, mussels, and clams.

For me, the most memorable part of my Halifax trip and something that I wish was discussed more in our Canadian history education system is the small black community that once stood on the southern shore of the Bedford Basin, Africville. This was a community whose roots can be traced back to the mid 1700s and the historic Underground Railroad, an important symbol of African identity and the struggle against racism.

After a major fire in 1947 burnt several houses down, the topic of relocating Africville’s people was the government’s main focus, instead of rebuilding the homes in their community.

Africville is now an industrial area and off leash dog park..

CINEMATOGRAPHER + FILMMAKER

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