Sneakers, NBA All Star Weekend, North POV

With 25+ sneaker enthusiast years under my belt there could be lots of things to discuss, but let's be honest, I don't want to get into it all that mumbo jumbo at the moment. Whether your'e a vintage og or new to the scene we're here for the same passion, it is finally nice to see the cdn sneaker culture get love from the rest of the world. Drake's putting up massive billboards in 6ix! it also happens to be right over the new Jumpman23 store opening in the heart of downtown core, the city is buzzing with intense excitement over this all star weekend, hardwood floor in the ACC is ready! feels like yesterday but it's been 20 years since the birth of the Raptors, it's nice to see the team/city get the respect we deserve, those who get to experience some of this weekends festivities will be quite surprised at how prepared we really got for this. Also shout out to the long time family over at solecollector.com for this lil write up they did on myself and a few other cdn cats, talking about sneakers from a north pov. 

center court @ the Air Canada Centre \\ Nike Air Trainer 1 Mid PRM QS 'Brogue   

center court @ the Air Canada Centre \\ Nike Air Trainer 1 Mid PRM QS 'Brogue

 

Always being watched

it's funny how you never think about these things until something happens that relates to being captured on camera, daily videos get posted that expose the good & bad. Watch what you do, cameras are everywhere and people are constantly recording with their phones, security cams run 24hrs and see what you do. As much as I want to say that this is a reminder for the younger ones, it's just as much of a wake up for most adults as well. 

Creator \\ Lucas @eye_projekt

American Museum of Natural History pt II \\ NYC

American Museum of Natural History is quite the place, it's really like travelling through time as well as the world. Only disappointing thing was the heavy rain outside, didn't give me a chance to take a pic of the exterior building itself. If you have a opportunity to visit be sure you do

Creator \\ Lucas @eye_projekt

Materials from the moon 

Materials from the moon 

Reading years of ice 

Reading years of ice 

so life like 

so life like 

LeBremner inspired

On a recent visit to Montreal with the wife, reservations made weeks ago one late evening celebrating our anniversary brought us to LeBremner in Old Port. Co owned & was chef'd by Chuck Hughe's but now in the hands of master chef Danny Smiles. The atmosphere, staff and mainly the dishes left a wonderful lasting impression on us. Now that we're back home I wanted to re-create a simple appetizer that we loved at LeBremner. Sour Dough bread, loads of whipped butter, radish with a good amount of salt/pepper. Just try it. (next time I'd cut the bread thicker haha)

Creator \\ Lucas @eye_projekt

eye trickery \\ app vs CS5

It's probably not only myself that gets fooled with photos these day, seems like more and more people are using their iPhones to adjust/edit images, even when the images are taken straight out of dslr cameras and dropped into your iPhone, a few apps later, your creation is posted on line, shared with the world. My normal routine when it comes to photography is pretty simple like most photogs. All photos taken with my Canon get uploaded to my PC, than my CS5 software takes care of the rest, whether it be small edits or going all out with some crazy work. Seeing it big on my HD screens is something I prefer, never did I think to work on a full sized image via my iPhone and all those wonderful apps that are under our finger tips. Few fellow photogs I know have been doing this steadily for quite some time now, their work turning out beautifully. I decided to grab my amateur skills and try the same thing, taking a image of my Adidas ZX700's with my Canon 7D + Sigma 30mm f1.4 lens, uploading to my iphone5, seeing where this simple crop/color/contrast/sharpen edit takes me. This is what feedback I can provide on the subject. With the amount of photo processing apps that are available for free(or small cost) I have pretty much downloaded majority of them. Each app has something different to offer, but I did realize that most apps offer the same features(crop-color adjust-contrast-sharpening-filters etc...). I found it a tad awkward working on such a small screen (perhaps a ipad could solve that issue) but as for the final outcome, I am quite pleased. I also took the same image and did a very similar edit on my CS5 Adobe via PC. Personally it was still better to work on my PC, being able to see the image in full size even magnified to as much as you need is at most times a must.

However, I can truly say that I can see me doing more out of camera onto iPhone edits in the future. Now you be the judge, which image was done by iPhone & which one was done via CS5 Adobe on PC?

Creator \\ Lucas @eye_projekt