What is Connections?

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We are undergoing a lot of changes here at 1840 Danforth! We have a new brand name, Alternative Photo Services, which encompasses the gallery, print shop and pop up shows. Within this new brand is Connections.

Carissa and Bob are very excited about this new venture, and hope you are too! Here they give a bit of history surrounding Connections, and what to expect!

 

Bob

How did Connections come to be? 

 Connections is Carissa’s name, but the concept is a very long time coming for me.

When I started my company in 1991 I only did film and contacts.  My loyal customers have kept asking me to do more, like print portfolios, print exhibits, frame and mount, this led to the Elevator Gallery at 9 Davies in 1998. This experience showed me the difficulties of running a gallery but as well the need for a place for photographers to exhibit.

Now we see the need for our artists to exhibit and be known in other markets, which enhances their visibility and builds solid CV’s and reputation as a reliable working photographer who exhibits work.

The move to the Danforth, and building the gallery (which is above our printing and framing facility) was the first step.

The addition of Carissa and her marketing abilities allowed us to first work with groups in Montreal, now Washington, New Orleans and five other locations swirling around in her brain.

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Alt Photo Revolution does Glen Echo!

First stop on the US tour is Glen Echo Park, visiting our friends at Photoworks!

On March 28th 2017, we will be setting up the pop up show in the Ballroom Annex. During the afternoon, we will be hosting portfolio viewings and inviting curators and gallerists to come see the show. In the evening, a more formal reception will take place that is open to the public.

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Ballroom Annex

Accommodations and Attractions

The main area of downtown Bethesda, the closest city to Glen Echo Park, is around Bethesda Avenue and Elm Street. Here you will find plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes. Both the Hyatt Regency and and Hilton Garden Inn are within walking.

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Alt Photo Revolution does New Orleans!

The second stop on the US tour is to New Orleans to visit our friends at the New Orleans Photo Alliance!

On March 31st, we will be hosting a VIP reception for curators and collectors who will come see the show and view portfolios. April 1st will be open to the public, with general viewing in the afternoon and a reception in the evening. We will be taking advantage of the Julia Street First Saturday’s, a monthly event where all of the gallery’s on Julia Street have their openings at the same time.

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Culture Days at 1840 Danforth!

 

Alternative Photo Printmaking Demos and Vintage Portraits

October 1st and 2nd

10am-5pm


Watch a demo for historical printing processes platinum palladium and multiple gum over. Then have your portrait taken with a vintage camera!

Bob Carnie, master printer will briefly present the various steps involved and show you one part of the process.
Photographer Aurélien Muller will be combining the tech of a 21st century digital camera with a 19th century camera to take your portrait, creating an accumulative pop up portrait show in the gallery.

Demonstrations are 45 minutes long and will start on the hour from 10am with the last demo starting at 4pm
Portraits will be ongoing from 10am-5pm

Activities are the same for both days.

Please call or email to book your slot!

carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca  416.778.6969

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The Printing of Vivian Maier

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Bob Carnie just ticked off one item on his bucket list: printing Vivian Maier.

“It was an amazing experience printing Vivian Maier. Being so close to her work, I quickly realized that she was extremely passionate about photography, much like many of us”

Below are a few process shots taken during the printing.

Stephen Bulger Gallery is exhibiting Vivian’s work until September 10th.

1026 Queen Street West (Ossington/Queen W)

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