Artist, photographer, writer
After travelling much of the world as a freelance writer and photographer Alex Jowett returned to Canada to do a solo art show at The Spoke Club in Toronto. Within a short period of time Jowett started Atelier 688, a small art and design studio that melded the worlds of photography, art, and design into one entity. Jowett considers his path not as one of one continued aesthetic, but as a holistic exploration where worlds, cultures and aesthetics collide.
Head three hours in any direction from Toronto and you will be able to find lakes the size of small seas (perfect for sailing and even occasionally surfing) , hills the size of mountains (great for skiing, mountain biking etc.). However, a day is not enough to see why Toronto and its surrounding countryside is a source of inspiration. One long weekend will have to do.
Pre-internet designers would traditionally either need a large company behind them or would have to settle for selling locally. These days the internet has leveled the playing field while also forcing designers to become multi-talented small business owners. The rules have changed.
05/20/2013 07:36 EDT
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