Jalani Morgan

LAST CHANCE: Last Day of Hermann & Audrey Contact Show SUN. SEPT. 22 by Shingo Shimizu

photo by edgar wong baxter jr.

May has been such a crazy month. I participated in a Group Art Show opening for Contact 2011 with Jalani Morgan and Hermann & Audrey, Issue #2 of Scion Canada Magazine came out, working on a flurry of other projects. At the end of the month I will be DJing with the Hot Sauce crew, for a good cause. (more info>)

Regarding the Contact show with Jalani, I wanted to say thank you to the following volunteers who took time out from their busy schedules in assisting us with the build of our 2 pieces for the show. Some of them actually pulled all nighters with us. Jesse I know you've left for Alberta. Let me know when you come back I definitely owe you a few rounds!

Thank you:
Kimberly Yun
Kiyotaka Kamata
Yohei Asano
Javier Lovera

Simon Rojas
Jacquelyn West and Jason Eano (Hermann & Audrey)

HUGE thank yous also go out to Edgar and Adam at Toronto Laser Services for cutting all the acrylics for us, as well as advice on how to build it and most importantly how to mount these GIANT pieces. Please check out their site. They do pretty amazing stuff! 

PHOTOS from Opening Night!

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Sadly, our CONTACT group art show (Hermann & Audrey) is coming to an end this Sunday, September 22nd. If you haven't seen it yet, it is definitely worth checking out, especially if you're in the Queen west area. Other artists in the show include: Steve Carty, Che Kothari, Javier Lovera, Scott McIntyre, Jalani Morgan, Simon Rojas, Cory Vanderploeg and Skam. I will have photos of all the behind-the-scenes footage in producing the work soon, but for now you can check it at our Tumblr page!

99 Sudbury Gallery

99 Sudbury St
Toronto, M6J 3S7

Thu – Fri 4 - 9pm
Sat 12 - 9pm
Sun 12 - 5pm

CONTACT: Group Art Show! @JalaniMorgan x @Shingo_Shimizu by Shingo Shimizu


I paired up with Toronto Photographer Jalani Morgan to develop an innovative installation that blurs the distinction between 2 and 3-Dimensional art. Bringing my 'usual' sensibility fused with Morgan’s fashion portraiture, we manipulated our complimentary elements into intricate puzzle-like layers of fine acrylic cuts.

Check out our exhibit as part of Scotiabank’s CONTACT Photography Festival at 99 Sudbury, May 6, 7-11pm.

The exhibit also features the works of Photographers/Artists – Steve Carty, Che Kothari, Javier Lovera, Scott McIntyre, Simon Rojas, Cory Vanderploeg, Elicser and Skam.

*COME EARLY to avoid disappointment at the door. Hope to see you there!


Follow me @Shingo_Shimizu and Shingo FB Page for updates!

Interview by Hermann & Audrey by Shingo Shimizu

Photography by Jalani MorganPhotographers much like Illustrators, make people look much better than they do. I don't think I'm photogenic. To be honest, I'm pretty squeamish when having my photo taken on a set. But I have a lot of respect for photographers. Unlike, us illustrators who may need a couple days to capture a moment, they do it almost instantly. They also have to be able to direct people, so their subject feel comfortable in front of the camera. Pretty cool. Oh and they can make a raccoon look human.

I rolled onto the set that day, pulling an all-nighter, because of some crazy deadlines. Despite the sleepy raccoon situation, my mood was happy because of the great company on set: Kimberley Yun, Willie Tsang and of course Jalani Morgan.

I had the opportunity to meet the talented photographer from the Hermann & Audrey collective, and kept in touch ever since. Thank you for the interview Jalani!

Read the interview