Sunday, May 27, 2012

Light behind a column - Black and white photoraph

Light behind the column, 2012

"Column or pillar in architecture and structural engineering is an structural element that transmits, through compression, the weight of the structure above to other structural elements below in, other word column is a compression member. For the purpose of wind or earthquake engineering, columns may be designed to resist lateral forces. Other compression members are often termed "columns" because of the similar stress conditions. Columns are frequently used to support beams or arches on which the upper parts of walls or ceilings rest. In architecture, "column" refers to such a structural element that also has certain proportional and decorative features. A column might also be a decorative element not needed for structural purposes; many columns are "engaged with", that is to say form part of a wall."


Street Photography: Girls, 2012

Girls in, 2012
B&W image by Susan Bondor

"A mirror image is a reflected duplication of an object that appears identical but reversed. As an optical effect it results from reflection off of substances such as a mirror or water. It is also a concept in geometry and can be used as a conceptualization process for 3-D structures. In chemistry, a '"mirror image'" is a molecule having a spatial arrangement that corresponds to that of another molecule except that the right-to-left sense on one corresponds to the left-to-right sense on the other, the left handedness being known as "levo" or l-x and the righthandedness being known as "dextro" or d-x, where "x" is the referenced molecule."

Street Photograph: Blanket

Blanket, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Street Photograph: Alone at English Bay

Alone in English Bay, 2011

"English Bay is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, west of the downtown peninsula, which separates the bay from Burrard Inlet connecting to the northwest, and False Creek to the southeast. English Bay Beach, near the city's West End residential neighbourhood, is the most popular sunbathing, swimming, and sunset-watching beach in the downtown Vancouver area. Other downtown beaches facing English Bay include Sunset Beach, Second Beach, and Third Beach. Along the south shore of the bay lie Kitsilano Beach, Jericho Beach, the Spanish Banks beaches, and Locarno Beach, while on the North Shore are Ambleside Beach and various smaller cove-beaches in the city of West Vancouver. English Bay beaches are all major tourist attraction to visitors all year long, with the peak season being late summer."

Street Photograph: Pan handlers

Beer fund, 2011

Pan handler, 2011

Pan handler, 2011

Street Photograph: Torched flyer, 2011

Torched flyer, 2011

"Arson is the crime of intentionally or maliciously lighting structures, wildland areas, cars or other property on fire. It may be distinguished from other causes such as spontaneous combustion and natural wildfires. Arson often involves fires deliberately set to the property of another or to one's own property as to collect insurance compensation."

Chaos, 2010

Chaos, 2010

Wrinkles, 2011

Wrinkle in the bedsheet, 2011

"Wrinkle is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. Skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of aging processes such as glycation[citation needed], loss of body mass, or temporarily, as the result of prolonged immersion in water. Age wrinkling in the skin is promoted by habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, and various other factors."

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Skull rock, 2011

Skull Rock, 2011

This skull rock is located in Surrey, BC in a deserted lot.

Street Photography: Fallen hope, 2011

Fallen Hope, 2011

"Hope is the emotional state which promotes the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life. Despair is the opposite of hope. Hope is the "feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best" or the act of "look[ing] forward to something with desire and reasonable confidence" or "feel[ing] that something desired may happen". Other definitions are "to cherish a desire with anticipation"; "to desire with expectation of obtainment"; or "to expect with confidence". In the English language the word can be used as either a noun or a verb, although hope as a concept has a similar meaning in either use."

Street Photography: Jar of discarded cooking oil front of rubbish

Jar of discarded cooking oil front of rubbish, 2011

Street Photography: Barbed wire, 2011

Barbed wire, 2011

"Barbed wire, also known as barb wire[1] (and sometimes bob-wire[2] or bobbed wire[3]), is a type of Barbed wire, also known as barb wire[1] (and sometimes bob-wire[2] or bobbed wire[3]), is a type of fencingwire constructed with sharp edges or points arranged at intervals along the strand(s). It is used to construct inexpensive fences and is used atop walls surrounding secured property. It is also a major feature of the fortifications in trench warfare (as a wire obstacle).

A person or animal trying to pass through or over barbed wire will suffer discomfort and possibly injury. Barbed wire fencing requires only fence posts, wire, and fixing devices such as staples. It is simple to construct and quick to erect, even by an unskilled person."

Street Photography: Alone in the city

Alone in the city, 2011

Street Photography: Lost your shirt

Lost your shirt, 2012

Idiom: Lose your shirt - If someone loses their shirt, they lose all their money through a bad investment, gambling, etc.

Street Photography: Sunbather

Sunbather, 2011
Photograph by Susan Bondor

sun·bathe (snb)
intr.v. sun·bathed, sun·bath·ing, sun·bathes
To expose the body to the sun.

sunbather - someone who basks in the sunshine in order to get a suntan
do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, bum - person who does no work; "a lazy bum"

Alone, 2012

Alone, 2012
Photograph by Susan Bondor

Conceptual Photography: Reincarnation

Reincarnation, 2012
For the memory of my mother in law.
Photograph by Susan Bondor

"Reincarnation is the religious or philosophical concept that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life's actions."


The Actress, Dyptich, 2012

The Actress, Dyptich, 2012
Black and white photograph by Susan Bondor

After 1660, when women first appeared on stage, actor and actress were initially used interchangeably for female performers, but later, influenced by the French actrice,actress became the usual term. The etymology is a simple derivation from actor with ess added. The word actor refers to a person who acts regardless of gender, and this term "is increasingly preferred", while actress refers specifically to a female person who acts. Actress "remains in general use", although in a survey of a "wide cross-section of current British English", compiled in 2010, actor was almost twice as commonly found as actress. Within the profession, however, the re-adoption of the neutral term dates to the 1950s–60s, the post-war period when women's contribution to cultural life in general was being re-evaluated. Actress remains the common term used in major acting awards given to female recipients.

Susan Bondor - Self Portrait, 2010-2011

Self Portrait, 2010-2011
Photograph by Susan Bondor