Polaroid Style Photo Journal : Monastiraki’s Sweet 16

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch. Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Mile End store of all art ecclectic Monastiraki is paradise for browsers and treasure hunters. It’s an antique store, a gallery, and something of a paper creation repository. Every trip inside yields new delights ranging from a well-loved paperback that travelled to Helsinki to a one-of-a-kind replica of the entire 1981 Ralph Lauren collection but in Barbie size to wonderful prints and paintings by store owners Billy Mavreas, Emilie O’Brien and any of the artists they feature. Zines, collage, art exhibits. The entire place buzzes with life. The store has been sprinkling the Mile End district with its arty fairy dust for 16 years. Here’s Michael Bakouch’s polaroid touched photo journal of the sweet 16 party that took place on Sunday August 17.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

Monastiraki. Photo Michael Bakouch.

 

Monastiraki is located at 5478 St. Laurent. Hours are Wednesday 12-6 p.m., Thursday and Friday 12-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.

For more of Michael Bakouch’s photographic work, check out his website HERE and his blog HERE.

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About Michael Bakouch

I'm Michaël, a photographer focused on people in different places. The streets are my medium. So what is "street photography?" Street Photography is an art. It communicates the human condition in public places, within or without urban environments. The presence of the street is not necessary. Its people and or objects can be absent. The environment in which the image is projects the essence of human character. You will discover through my lens how I capture a city, its people and moments. A picture speaks a thousand words Its reality is untouchable, transparent and invisible to our fixed and restrictive fields of vision. (Michaël Bakouch) Contact: Website | More Posts