In today’s Willful episode, photographer Connie Tsang discusses:
• How her mother’s advice to “Mo-mah-fahn” (don’t bring attention to yourself) shaped her eye
• Taking spontaneous road trips to (in this case) Nashville to follow locals with her camera
• Freelance tips for staying focused
Connie Tsang (@ConnieMTsang) is a Toronto-based artist and documentary photographer whose alternately quirky and deeply nostalgic take on life that has landed her photos in galleries in Toronto, Vancouver and New York, as well as books like, Sweet & Sour: Life in Chinese Family Restaurants and Neil Pasricha’s The Book of (Even More) Awesome. You can see her work at connietsangphotos.com.
Willful is the web series that tracks how artists and creative entrepreneurs work, thrive and survive. We used to interview one artist a week, then post five three-minute snack films from that interview on YouTube every day. Then we got realistic. Now we publish a new episode "every sometimes," to borrow Tim Urban's digital strategy for his wonderful blog, Wait But Why.
Finally, thank you so much, Mr. Greg Garson, for hosting us at your house of deliciousness, The Merchant Taps & Tavern (181 University at Adelaide). Our viewers may not know this, but the Merchant Tavern is the only independent restaurant in its section of the Financial District, Toronto. The District is a sea of corporate concepts with menus and venues that feel pretty canned by comparison. You can be sure that someone in Calgary and Vancouver is having your entrée today, but no one else in Canada is having Greg's Egglplant Stack with their Old Tomorrow Beer or their Steam Whistle Pilsner. Stop by and Greg will pull out a chair for you and snap open your linen serviette.
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