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hello my name is eduardo

“I don’t know where I am going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring”. Words of the great David Bowie. What I am looking for at OCAD? Maybe taking the long road to where I want to be, maybe having a great time, maybe trying to break the routine of work (I have a full time job), maybe trying to be less stupid & less lazy. I like drawing (mostly people), photography /everything/anytime/, writing, graphic design, and would love to try sculpture, fashion, music, digital art… And (the big master plan) combine them all. I’ll see how that can actually works.

Some artists I admire: Egon Schiele, Rodin, Francis Bacon, Cindy Sherman, Terry Richardson, Klaus Nomi, Grace Jones, etc., people that work with concepts of identity, movement, transformation, emotion, love, tragedy, sexuality, memory, creation; so many movie directors and producers, graphic artists, fashion designers, architects, photographers, musicians, and that kind of people who enjoy cooking and actually knows how to create food from “stuff”. That’s magic.

Born in Colombia, enjoy traveling, but more than that I’ve been trying to experience life in different cultures. So far I’ve lived in 5 countries: Colombia, Cuba /for a short time/, USA, Spain and Canada. I would like to see Germany, Japan and Holland in the future. Who knows.


Hello, my name is Anna.


Hi, my name is Anna.

 I’m not entirely sure what to say… I feel like I’m writing an ad for a dating website. So I guess I like candle-lit dinners and taking long walks on the beach. Just kidding.

I am nineteen years old and I’m from London, Ontario. I graduated in 2008, but decided I would return to high school for a victory lap in the fall. I thought I wanted to go into psychology, but I ended up dropping out of the semester and realizing what I truly wanted to do. My high school photography teacher told us to NEVER pursue a career in photography, because it is such a competitive field and we would live a starving artist lifestyle. But then I thought, so what? I rather live my life doing what I love, even if I am a starving artist. At my interview for OCAD I showed up with a portfolio of photographs and had forgotten to write the piece on why I should be accepted to OCAD, so I had to write it on a piece of lined paper with a pencil. When I walked into the room there were so many other individuals with huge canvases and sculptures. I wondered why I was even there, doubting that I would be accepted considering I’ve never taken any formal art classes before. And now, here I am! Never doubt what you may be capable of.

I am currently in first year art, and I want to major in photography (evidentially). I mostly enjoy to do themed photography. I love the entire process from planning a theme with an underlying meaning, to setting up a shoot, to styling a models hair and make-up and clothing, to capturing the image itself. I love digital photography, but not as much as I love film. Today almost anyone can be a “photographer” in the digital world. Film photography is a long process but I find it so enjoyable. I also enjoy photo manipulation, videography, fashion and music. I am a singer/song-writer as well as a musician. I play the violin and piano self-taught. I have had some really exciting opportunities and am currently working on my own music. I would say my music has a jazz/soul/ambient vibe to it, and I hope to do some local shows soon. 

You can view my photography at www.flickr.com/photos/annavalerio

As much as I am nervous about taking some formal art classes at OCAD, I know it’ll be worth it in the long run.