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"Man I Wear Black"

"Man I Wear Black"

Written by André Larnyoh

There are a lot of associations for people who wear black. I could do a whole essay on it, but personally, I associate it with people in the performing arts. For many actors and dancers who find themselves training in an attempt to hopefully someday tread a board, black clothing is de rigueur. It’s seen as the great equaliser - that absence of colour allows others to see past clothing and focus on the individual and skill.

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Glenn Gould

Glenn Gould

Written by Tony Sylvester 

“My clothes do seem to command an inordinate amount of attention. But then I’ve always been repulsively sure of myself.” - Glenn Gould, Weekend Magazine 1956

From the heavy military overcoat latched up throat high to the fingerless gloves, you’d be hard pressed to guess that the subject of the photograph is relaxing on holiday in the Bahamas. But then, one gets the impression that piano wunderkind Glenn Gould was not really the relaxing type. 

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Shearing Day

Shearing Day

Written by Cassandra Harada

Our knitter, Cassandra Harada shares her experience of every wool farmer’s favorite day of the year, shearing day on her family farm in Warsaw, Illinois.

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Mike Disfarmer

Mike Disfarmer

Written by Tony Sylvester 

While very little is known of American glass plate photographer Mike Disfarmer besides basic biographical facts, his legacy as a de facto social documentor of early 20th century rural life in the American South is colossal. 

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The Core of Things

The Core of Things

Written by Ethan Newton

 It’s the opportunity of a lifetime - You’ll be sequestered to a place you’ve always dreamed of living, for three perfectly temperate months, doing something you’ve always wished to do. The height of formality will be a dinner date at a restaurant, the most casual a picnic in the park or a Sunday afternoon barbecue.

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