Analogue Gallery Celebrates 5 Years

It was a night of some old time rock & roll at the Analogue Gallery this past Friday.

Located at Queen and Bathurst, the gallery celebrated its 5th year anniversary by hosting a birthday soirée showcasing some of the most iconic moments in music history. Novella had the honour of attending the birthday bash and got to check out some of the coolest most intimate photographs taken of our cultural icons. Since the owner and Creative Director, Lucia Graca, founded the gallery in 2009, it has become Toronto’s premiere Rock & Roll gallery.

Guests were greeted with some wine and good old-fashioned jazz beats while browsing through the iconic photographs taken by the industry’s most noted photographers such as Ethan Russell, Danny Clinch, among several others including the gallery’s owner Lucia Graca. Whether it was Keith Richards walking out of his Rolling Stones private jet with a drink in hand, or David Bowie’s passport inspired photo, or even Jay-Z smoking a cigar, every photograph had us wondering how amazing it must have been to be there at that moment when the image was captured.

Overall, the birthday party soirée was a great success and showcased what the Analogue Gallery has to offer. Visit the gallery for some exclusive photographs that were taken behind the scenes of some of you favourite cultural figures taken by some of the most talented photographers in the industry. Cheers to another 5 years!

Analogue Gallery Website

(Photo Credit: Cover Photo – Ray Stephenson, Photo 1, 2, 7, 8, 10 – Analogue Gallery, Photo 3, 4 – Ethan Russell, Photo 5 – Danny Clinch, Photo 6, 9  – Lucia Graca)

ARTATTACK! An Auction In Support of Buddies In Bad Times Theatre

On November 6th, Buddies at Bad Times Theatre most outrageous fundraising event ARTATTACK is back with a remarkable line-up of Canadian artist curated by Chris Ironside to help the support of the largest and longest-running LGBT theatre in the world. This years list of amazing artists includes Charles Pachter, Stephen Andrews, Brendan Fernandes, Tristram Lansdowne, Sonja Scharf, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Kirsten McCrea, and Brian Rideout.

The silent auction features an amazing array of design treasures and cultural excursions from The Gladstone Hotel, The Canadian Opera Company, Hard Candy Fitness, and more.

The Rock Hudson Memorial Tuck Shop will be selling on of a kind art objects and limited edition prints.

This years fabulous event also includes a for one night only Andy Warhol’s Factory pre-party. Experience interactive art installations and view the auction collection while enjoying great food by Parts & Labour, tasty treats by Frostituion, and cocktails by Corby and Steamwhistle.

For tickets and more information, visit here

Profile – Georgia Esporalas

Five Questions With Photographer Georgia Esporalas.

 

What would be your theme song and why?

My theme song would be “Wild One,” by Flo Rida and Sia. I have travelled all over the world meeting different people from different walks of life. It was an honour and privilage to have photographed them and the landscapes they lived in.

What is your secret obsession?

Day dreaming with a dark chocolate crushed almond raisin. An escape a from daily routine.

If you could “Eat, Pray, Love” your life, where would you go?

Thailand.

What makes you smile?

Eating, photography, travelling and climbing… in this order!

Fill in the Blank: I could not live without ___________.

My camera.

 

For more information on photographer Georgia Esporlas and her amazing work, visit her website here.