New Zealand International Arts Festival countdown to launch - 2004, The Overcoat
I've decided this week, in the lead up to this year's NZ International Arts Festival, to show one image from each of the previous years I've photographed. So - here we are, starting in my first year as official Festival photographer, 2004, with a show from my home town of Toronto: The Overcoat, by Morris Panych. I'd seen a few of his shows before - the hilarious Vigil and 7 Stories, at very least - but this one, he'd written an entire show without words. Worked well, I thought!
It was nice to have an old friend from university in the cast, too - way too few people come to visit, this far from from home!
And as a note for the photographers - yes, I am taking the opportunity to re-process the original raw files - from a Canon 10D in this case - using the most recent version of Photoshop, and all the noise reduction / colour tweaking / contrast adjustment techniques I've learned in the last eight years. So glad I didn't just shoot .jpg, back then!