Photographer Lisa MacIntosh opened her ASK exhibit of photographs at 3030 Dundas West last night – to great success and lots of fun!
MacIntosh uses natural lighting, indoors or outdoors, photographing her subjects in spaces that are special to them to create her stunning black and white images of 15 strong, go-to, positive-force women.
Some of the expressions are dreamy, some pensive, some whimsical. All are beautiful. Whether the subject is looking directly at the camera, somewhere off in the distance, or at a beloved animal friend or object, MacIntosh’s photographs capture the essence and energy of these remarkable women.
The atmosphere of excitement, love and support was palpable as friends, family, colleagues and a handful of the women featured in the exhibit filled the space. Old friends and new friends ate, drank, chatted – and excused themselves as they leaned across tables to see the framed images that lined the wall behind the bench seating. All good – everyone was there to support the artist and the women she photographed. Loved the vibe in that space at 3030 – will definitely be going back.
All images are $400, with a portion of the proceeds going to The Ronald McDonald House, an organization near and dear to MacIntosh’s great big heart.
Subjects for ASK include (in order of exhibit appearance, left to right):
Gael Hannan – hearing loss consultant/writer/actor/public speaker
Genna Bauder – social innovator/founder & owner loft104
Talli Osborne – inspirational speaker/punk rocker
Lita Mae Button – boxer/mom/nurse/motivational speaker
Kate Drummond – actor/former teacher/dreamer/jock/dog lover
Marnie McBean – Olympian/mentor/author/speaker
Sam Campbell – media maven by day/cowgirl by night
Jill Miwa – physicist/traveler/photographer
Brenda Bronfman – founder & ceo wishing well sanctuary/peace seeker
Anita Kunz – artist/illustrator/teacher
Katie ‘Kaboom’ McConnell – musician/accordionist/artist
Jo-Anne McArthur – animal advocate/photographer/author
Sook-Yin Lee – broadcaster/filmmaker/musician
Andrea Ramolo – musician/teacher/dancer/road warrior
Amanda Palmer – musician/author/asker
Running Red Lights (Scarlett: lead vocals/percussion/acoustic guitar, Dave Puzak: guitar, Kevin Howley: drums/vocals and Jeff Carter: bass) rocked the house with high-energy, foot-stomping original tunes and covers. Everyone had a blast.
ASK is up at 3030 until October 15 (it was originally scheduled till Oct 4, but was recently extended for 2 more weeks!). Get on over there, have a pint and check out these amazing pictures. You can also follow Lisa MacIntosh on Twitter. Enjoy!
In the meantime, here are a few snaps I took last night:
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