Empty NAC – S11E09


The National Arts Centre with partnership with Instagram, hosted an event called Empty NAC on Wednesday morning. The event invited Ottawa Instagrammers and welcomed the new Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly.

As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary, it was fitting that Instagram will be holding events across the country leading up to the celebration in 2017. The goal of the empty events is to bring people together around photography and celebrate Canada’s wonderful arts, culture and digital media scene.

With Empty NAC, we were shown the hidden spaces around the building, as well as what’s planned for the renovations leading up to 2017. I had the opportunity to shoot with a digital camera, a Polaroid camera and iPhone. It was fun to shoot with the past and present devices through the eye of the lens.

It was a privilege to meet with other Instagrammers and a surprise to meet the new Minister of Canadian Heritage. When Joly approached me, she talked about her use of Instagram and how she loves the arts. It was quite interesting to see a politician be knowledgable in technology and the arts scene.

You can check out the photos over at Flickr by clicking HERE.
There’s photos by various Ottawa Instagrammers from #EmptyNAC over on Instagram. CBC Ottawa also covered the #EmptyNAC event on their website.
In case you don’t have me in Instagram, posted below are a few photos on Instagram. As well of a few Impossible/Polaroid photos.

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It Was an Enjoyable Thursday – S07E30

Sorry for the delay because plans from Wednesday fell through and it got pushed to Thursday (March 15). The March 14 radio show was posted on my Facebook page. This week’s show was mainly a music show and due to the fact that CKCU-FM had Camp Radio for the kids on March Break. The other part was hanging out for Fundamentally Sound from 12-2pm on Thursdays and the fun part were the live performance from a 13 year old and the kids at Radio Camp hanging out at one point of the show.
I’ve been posting a lot of photos at CKCU as Instagram is still the population destination for social media fanatics and avid photographers like myself. You can view the Instagram photos to click here.

Lastly, it was a great opportunity to interview Hey Ocean! as they were in Ottawa for a show on Thursday. They were originally scheduled to perform back in November but due to the lead singer’s health, they had to cancel. It was nice to see the trio back in fine form. The coolest part was one of the members remembering as it has been over 2 years that I haven’t seen the band. Expect the interview to be aired for March 21 on CKCU-FM.
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