my pals over at TPJ asked me to send over an editorial for halloween, so I took that as an occasion to go through my archives and put together a series of previously unpublished works from my me vs others series spanning the last year or so.
These images feature friends, acquaintances, artists I admire. This series revolves around fictional dress up, self portraits rooted in no reality. These images in particular mostly remind me of how burned out I’ve been, it’s a bit of a documentation of that.
You can see it on their site here :)
Images 1 & 8 –Monica Rekas
Images 2, 11 & 14 –Hana Haley
Images 3, 9& 16 –Lyndsie Alguire
Images 4, 7 & 15 –Lora Mathis
Image 5 –Root Feeldz
Images 6, 10 & 13 –Rhiannon Collett
Image 12 –Lux
Hi! I’ve been working on a series of artist interview videos with adolescent content and the first one is out! I shot this one with Hobbes Ginsberg a couple of weeks ago and had a lot of fun with it <3 talking about her work, trans representation, filmmaking, etc etc. You can view the full video on the adolescent website.
Here is also a few photos I shot of Hobbes back in June with some of her no name canadian grocery items. I shot these to show at camp gallery in July but never actually posted them on here so there you go :)
In other news, I also had an interview published in Wonderland magazine today, head over there to read it if you want :)
& I’ve been getting lots of love in germany recently, which got me thinking I might go visit later this year! Just had a show with curated by girls last week in berlin and I’ll have some work in hamburg this weekend for container of love #4 :) check it out if you’re there!
Hi! This blog post is long overdue… for those of you who don’t know, I spent all of July running and curating a pop-up gallery, shop & community space called Camp Gallery along with Starchild Stela & Ambivalently Yours. We were there every single day and hosted events almost daily as well so it was a very draining experience but I learned A TON and got to collaborate with so many of my favorite artists so in the end, I’m happy we did it. But at the same time it’s been good to go back to my regular freelance life and I’m ready to focus on new projects!
I’ve collaborated with Adolescent Content to make a little vlog of my experience with the project, which you can view here : https://www.adolescent.net/a/camp :) It was filmed very on the go but I’m working on more video content that should be out soon!
I also spent all of today gathering all the images I had of our exhibitions, our space, etc. I wish I had taken more photos but I was really busy running the space, and still working full-time as a photographer & being a human that whole month so yeah. For now here are my memories from camp :)
& special thanks to everyone who participated and organized events and workshops at Camp <3 <3 <3 :
July 4: Transtrenders: Contes queers par Sophie Labelle et Roxane Nadeau
July 7: Tough words, Soft tones poetry and zine readings with Alexandra Tremblay, Ambivalently Yours, Billy Starfield, Cecelia Opatken-Ringdal, Clara B.Turcotte, Flora Fauna, Laurence Philomene, Rochelle Rinne, Roxane Nadeau and Morgan Sea
July 9-10: Camp Conference Weekend
-Tea party round table with Celia Edell
-Activism & Academia round table
-Camp Artists round table
-Art movie screening Matthew Kennedy, Lori Malépart-Traversy, Hobbes Ginsberg, Ambivalently Yours
-Soft Masculinity Skillshare with Root Feeldz
-L’échec des féminismes contemporains par Caroline Trottier-Gascon
-Evening tea & Readings by Gabrielle Tremblay
July 11th : Grant writing workshop with Cookie Kendle
July 13th: Cute fluffs life drawing
July 13th: Movie night
July 15th: TenderSounds at Camp with Juniper, Skin and Lyndsie Alguire
July 16th : Summer Soft Market
July 17th: Self-Care Day & Clothing Swap at Camp
July 20: Bitter Sweethearts Club Zine Launch
July 22: Dear Diary Artshow/Zine launch By Simon Fortin
July 23-24: Camp activities weekend!
Amanda Craig, Ambivalently Yours, Amanda Jasnowski Pascual, Bao Ngo, Brett Manning, Charline Bataille, Christina Mazzulla, Chu, Cryote, Emily Cole, Emily Döhler-Knox, Fatine Violette Sabiri, Flora Fauna, Geneviève Darling, Ginette Lapalme, Hobbes Ginsberg, Jenn Woodall, Jon Estwards, Kendra Yee, La Fille Bertha, Laura Alger-Barkley, Lauren Crow, Laurence Philomène, Liv Thurley, Lora Mathis, Louise Reimer, Lucky Los Santos, Marc Beauchamp, Mel Stringer, Miles Petrella, Minipete, Myriam Bourgeois, Nakita McInnis, Neah Kelly, Nosebleed sundae, Pauline Krawczyk, Rochelle Rinne, Sabrina Scott, Samantha Conlon, Sarah Rosenberg, Shanna Van Maurik, Simon Fortin, Simone Blain, Squid Vishuss, Starchild Stela, Susana Sykes, Swarm, Tiffany Paige, Vanessa Aisling, Wishcandy, Worried Eyes, Zuzu Knew
infinite thanks to all our artists and volunteers <3
just a little post to tally up some of the interviews/press I did this summer :)
interview on curated by girls (september 2016) : http://www.curatedbygirls.com/itw-laurence-philomene.html
interview in jungle magazine (august 2016) : https://jungle-magazine.co.uk/laurence-philomene/
feature in I-D magazine (august 2016) : http://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/6-photographers-changing-the-body-conversation-on-instagram
feature in forge mag issue 12 (july 2016) : https://issuu.com/forgeartmag/docs/issuu12
interview on konbini (june 2016) : http://www.konbini.com/us/inspiration/instaweek-cotton-candy-pink-queer-photographer-laurence-philomene/
interview in wildabout magazine (june 2016) : http://www.wildaboutmagazine.com/8411-2/
I’ve also got some work coming up in the reboot of “we, other” curated by Miles Petrella for Art Pop here in Montreal, the opening night is Sept 21st -rsvp on facebook here!
& for those of you in Berlin, I’ll have some work in Curated by Girl’s first IRL show, “Freer in Berlin” opening on October 8 - rsvp on facebook here!