Unplug, unwind & explore in Canada. We caught up with our friend, Jon Trend after his time in our neighbor to the north. His nature photography blows us away so we had to get the inside scoop. READ MORE
We got to chat with the ultra talented Aussie, Yasmin Mund. The travel photographer has a lot of creative ventures & we needed to know more!
EYES & EDGE: Your accomplishments are incredible, as is your photography. Can you tell us what led you to photography, and in particular travel photography? Yasmin Mund: I started experimenting with photography when I was in high school. I took a photography subject and my school had a few film cameras, a dark room and some digital cameras. Knowing vaguely that I wanted to do something ‘visual’ I enrolled in a Design Visual Communications degree that I didn’t really love until my final year, where I undertook an honours project on universal dreams and dream imagery. I spent the year researching and creating working only half a day per week at a photo studio to pay the bills. It was one of the best years of my life so far. I learnt so much about myself as an artist and developed the start of a style for myself as a photographic artist.
From there I went on to work full time for the photography studio for three years. At this point I knew that I wanted to travel but hadn’t managed to save enough money to do so. So, I quit my studio job and picked up another four off jobs and saved up and left on a one way ticket.
The Wonder Ballroom was the ideal venue for the all ages show. Upstairs, lobby level, and basement bars were all in full force pouring up liquid courage and tasty brews. For those who were not able to legally take advantage of the adult beverages, the majority of the ballroom was available to the folks ready to tear up the dance floor. Although the Ballroom is a rather large venue, J Boog and crew had the building pushing capacity. With the vibes and established following all the artist brought to the stage, it wasn’t surprising to see such strong fan support.
When J Boog hit the stage, the crowd was already entranced by the sounds of Slightly Stoopid and Iration. From the time Boog first set foot on the stage, to when he said his final thank you’s and left the stage, the crowd was completely locked in finishing songs lyrics and providing the occasional background vocals. The Compton native played songs from his latest album, Wash House Ting and some cuts from his sophomore albumBackyard Boogie, an album which let the Reggae world know he was not to be taken lightly.
The weather was nice, the vibes were on point, and J Boog with the help of his crew brought the house down. Anytime there’s a live band with a good artist like Boog, there is nothing to be had, but a good time.