After spending the day helping makers make at the Cambridge Arts Festival last weekend, I was a little low on gas, but the intersection of the Summer Lights Festival with made-to-order summer weather got my feet on King Street in DTK. My intent was to chat with a bunch of people and I did just that. And shot a few incidental photos, too.
Above, some fire twirling/dancing at City hall in the pool.
This isn’t exactly a named alley, coming off Young Street, but it demonstrates the social success of crunching people together to achieve a certain density at an event. Big open spaces lead to meandering; tight allies lead to exploration and meetups. Nice work.
Stonehenge between Kaufman and One Victoria.
Julian was painting a rain barrel to be auctioned.
I didn’t quite get this shot, but when the light turned there were waves of people moving east and west on King at Water. As Juanita said: it could always be this way.
Even back here, Matt’s soul-cannon of keyboards and vocals can hit ya.
I loved this piece by…
Brent Wettlaufer and Al Doerksen.
Hilary! These 4-foot high portraits of real people in WR are a delightful contrast to the giant impossibly-beautiful stock-photo people that appear in ads around town.
Pretty healthy lineup at Agnes’ Mindful Makers tent on the right.
Chris! SLF board member and dedicated DTK’er.
Drew outdid himself with…
Articulated beak and eyelids.
What may be non-obvious is that in addition to all the making for a gig like this, Drew must train…
so he can survive on stilts…
for a long time.
It was a 26-degree night of serendipitous conversations with James, Laura, Doug, Matt, Michael, Joe, Stephanie, Robert, Sarah, Craig, Hilary, Emily, Cory, Jim, nik, Melissa and more. Sometimes all we need is a reason to be in the same place at the same time.
I finally got to see Lisa Birke’s piece Bombshell that is projected across the not-Mayfair space in the evenings for CAFKA. I was always too early or too late in the evenings to catch it until SLF. Gave me a lot to think about, Lisa. Bravo! And stirred up a little controversy I hear, so that’s a good thing.
Longer lineup to make LED badges.
Agnes, Jen and Neil putting in their second shift in DTK after CAF. Hardcore.
Of course I made a badge, too.
Shooting fire is always fun…
Lots of variables to consider in the shots. Slow shutter makes nice fire blur, but also blurs the figure as well.
Timing is everything.
nik painted a…
rain barrel for auction.
Feet on King Street. It should always be this way.
This is Kitchener.