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When I was enrolled in the Interior Design program at Ryerson University in 1992, downtown Toronto, we were encouraged to play with different mediums like photography. My roommate had just graduated from the photography program, so I asked her to help me with an assignment. Roxanne was happy to show me the ropes for what I had in mind, a negative print. From which film to buy, to how to shoot my concept, to developing and printing in the darkroom...I was hooked. Shortly after I quit interior design and volunteered as an entertainment photographer for the school newspapers.
They supplied equipment, film and press passes to the rock concerts I wanted to see...until I was politely reminded my student card had expired. Out of school, without a job, my mother bought me my first bag of second hand camera gear. The Pentax K1000 with a couple of lenses armed me to hit the streets of Toronto and I never looked back.
From that first negative print experience, I went on to experiment in the dark room, shoot with different films, and processing techniques. Chrome slides were my favorite because I could manually mount negatives to create double images or just cross process the film for a distorted/saturated color print. I also enjoyed cutting snapshots to montage more intricate images to expand into panoramas or multiple images. These were such raw, creative days that lead me fearlessly forward.
The digital evolution has enabled me to really run with the conceptual photograph. I will continue to be fearless and push myself further in the pursuit of art. KASHA
KASHA continues to build her body of work for an international audience.
2013, Series of 6 original 1/1 conceptual photographs.
This unique collection of famous faces is available as a set.
Archival metal prints
MICKEY ROURKE, TIESTO, BOB SINCLAR, ADRIAN GRENIER, CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER, RICHIE RICH are interpreted as geometric shapes in this first conceptual photography series by KASHA. Each shape epitomizes the careers of each public figure.
MICKEY ROURKE, Actor: 'Full Circle', shot on site 2008 at Mynt Lounge South Beach between filming of 'The Wrestler'. This roll proved pivotal, winning Mickey a Golden Globe and reestablishing him on the A list of Hollywood.
TIESTO, DJ, Producer: 'Infinity', shot on location his room at the Fountain Blue hotel, 2009 Miami Music Conference. This portrait represents TIESTO's magnificent career and contribution to the music industry will transcend time.
BOB SINCLAR, DJ Producer: 'Bisou Bisou' translated to 'kiss kiss' Shot on location at the Royal Palm hotel 2009 Miami Music Conference. This portrait depicts BOB's persona of peace, love and happiness that resonates in his music.
ADRIAN GRENIER, 'Chosen' shot on location during NYFW 2008. Known for his golden boy lead role in the TV series ENTOURAGE.
CHRISTIAN AUDIGIER, 1958-2015, 'Six of Dice' Shot 2008 on the Raleigh hotel rooftop press conference during MIAMI SWIM. This portrait represents the famous French fashion designer's risks with VON DUTCH and ED HARDY brands resulting in international powerhouses.
RICHIE RICH, 'Zipper' Shot 2009, backstage during FUNCTION Fashion Week, South Beach. Known as a 'Club Kid' from the NY scene. Best known as the co-founder of fashion label 'HEATHERETTE'.
2015, Series of 4 original 1/1 conceptual photographs.
This is available as a set.
Archival metal prints
Repurposed digital images of South Beach hotel umbrellas, from the 2008 Exhibition 'Abstract Images of Character'
RALIEGH HOTEL: Red Rose
DELANO HOTEL: White Chrysanthemum
TOWNHOUSE HOTEL: Blue Iris
SAVOY HOTEL: Gold Poinsettia