Venice Beach Snapshots

Being lucky enough to call Venice Beach my home for for the past couple of months opened my eyes to another side of the idyllic landscape one encounters as a tourist. When the marine wall rolls in and covers the beach in its thick fog the place looks post-apocalyptic. There is a solid group of local characters who hit the strip every day carrying Christ’s cross (with the help of a wheel – cheating, no?), practicing energy healing, fishing, skating, flexing, training pigeons, collecting cans, sharing religion, selling reggae cds, selling flowers, and much, much more. It is first come, first serve and there is no fee to set up a booth on the Venice boardwalk and sell your wares as long as you are selling original artworks. This limitation creates an economy of creativity amongst the many homeless who live on the beach. It is not a bad life. Eclectic to be sure. Here is a little collection of snapshots I took on 35mm film during my stay. xo

FLA Travelogue

From the swamp around Grandma’s house in Ocala to New Years Eve on Ft. Laurderdale Beach to a snake encounter at an abandoned women’s penitentiary in Plantation this is how I brought in 2017 caught on 35mm. xo

Camisado Vintage 2017

The Camisado Vintage 2017 lifestyle campaign was shot over 3 days in Ibiza with our awesome team of models Mario, Elisabetha, Beilla & that cute random passerby in the Nike tank from Moldova who spoke no English but agreed to skip rope for us and let us take his photo. Shout outs to you, wherever you are. πŸ™‚ Camisado is run by two rad babes from Toronto, Staysail and Kristen. They open the Costa Rica location through the winter and the Ibiza location through the summer. Check them out in person if you’re lucky enough to be in either fabulous locale or online for all your vintage needs:

Camisado Ibiza & Camisado Costa Rica

Nike Tees for Sale

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The Nike, Goddess of Victory limited-edition, dye-sublimated tee is still available in sizes small through extra large. We have about 15 left. They make a lucky holiday gift. You can buy yours on www.jennifertoole.com or in store at Q. Rockford Visual Healing Arts, 222 Spadina Ave. 2nd floor. xo

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Vanessa.

Vanessa-1The enviable beauty encasing the brilliant mind in a visual tribute to singer Sade and photographer Mario Testino’s “Towel Series.”

Photo: Jennifer Toole // Make-Up: Christina Spina