Friday, August 13, 2010

Turuq (or 'pathways')

Oh cards.

I'm so sorry,
For being so selfish;
for always thinking about my benefit,
and my disease.

But please, SOS.

Help me heal,
Help me grow,
help me amend my sins.

I wasn't born a human compass,
So inspire me to find the path home,
because now I'm running around,
Fighting my demons with only sticks and stones.

Lead me,
because I've missed the warning signs.

You've got no motives and no remorse
to say what no one else will mutter,
not even to themselves.

It's in no way a demand,
but a ritual call for help.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Waiting Game

The one and only bathtub/suicide video I'll EVER do. Had to get it out of the way. Warning: Sound issues ahead :(.

Thanks to A.Farousha for the translation.

Colorado - Grizzly Bear
Devil Take You - Zola Jesus

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Human Nature

Sooo, here's the video that inspired the pictures in the Aphrodite Chronicles.
Every time I would ask adults when I was a kid why there was war and violence, the answer I would get is that it was in our human nature to do so. But is it really in our nature to constantly fight each other, or is it simply tradition? And what do we get out of it?
I tried to compress our "naturally human" struggle for power in 4 minutes, with the statues of the famous Aphrodite of Milos, The Thinker and The Discus Thrower.

Music is Math by Boards of Canada.

The Aphrodite Chronicles

In preparation for my final project, I went and had a photo shoot with the female actress for my video Human Nature. She's not in her full costume and does not have make-up on in these ones.
I was inspired by the sculpture of Aphrodite(or Venus de Milo). I use what the goddess represents in Greek and Roman mythology to prove some points in my video.


These Hands

Red-light District

Scars & Bruises

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I wanted to create a picture of my sexuality, since it seems like the whole subject is influencing my work quite a lot recently.


Detail shots:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Great Escape

Ever since I can remember I've never stayed put in one home/city for more than a couple of years. Now that I can fully appreciate the full impact a city can have in someone, I notice the weight of the things I could leave behind once I move away.

The Great Escape


Montreal, Je t'aime <3.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Layer Cake

Lately I've been using the layer function on Photoshop quite a lot.

Let the Right One in, 2010
Photographs by Paulina Gallardo, Adobe Photoshop
11 x 8 in.

Polaroid Lullaby, 2010
Photographs by Paulina Gallardo, Adobe Photoshop
7 x 11 in.

I wish, 2010
Photographs by Paulina Gallardo, Adobe Photoshop
8 x 11 in.

Mix Tapes

I really enjoy making mix CDs for people. What I love more, however, is designing the CD covers. Here's my latest two:

Education Anxieties, 2009
Photos by Rosario Gallardo, Adobe Photoshop
10 x 15 in.

Meet you in Japan, 2010
Photos by Teppei Takahashi, Adobe Photoshop
14 x 7 in.

Widescreen Bed-in

Here's a photo shoot I did back in December. Jen and Andy have been together for a long time now, and I wanted to somehow create a visual example of what intimacy seems like after the enchanting novelty of a new relationship wears off.
I added the widescreen strip because I felt the shots had a cinematic feel to them. Cindy Sherman's Film Stills were definetly an influence.

Anger/Passion, 2009
Digital photo, Adobe Photoshop
10 x 7 in.

Behind her, 2009
Digital Photo, Adobe Photoshop
10 x 7.3 in.

Mine/Yours, 2009
Digital Photo, Adobe Photoshop
10 x 8 in.

Caution, 2009
Digital Photo, Adobe Photoshop
10 x 7.5 in.

Analog Dreams

Some analog photography from the past year. I mostly photograph people but I really enjoy when I can capture an interesting pattern like the bead curtain in Diamonds are 4ever. Enjoy!

Memories, 2009
Celluloid film, Adobe Photoshop
10 x 7.5 in.

Diamonds are 4ever, 2009
Celluloid film, Adobe Photoshop
10.5 x 7.5 in.

Through the Looking-Glass, 2009
Celluloid film, Adobe Photoshop
7.5 x 11 in.

Versus, 2009
Celluloid film, Adobe Photoshop
8.5 x 12.5 in.