Monday, December 31, 2012

ottawa: part 2 - my dad

I couldn't help but snap some photos of my dad snow blowing   We got at least 60cm of snow while I was in Ottawa... It was quite a white Christmas for us.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

ottawa: part 1

I shot a few rolls of colour when I was in Ottawa over the holidays.  

Here are scans from my walk through Stoney Swamp.  It was one of my favourite places when I was younger and it felt great to feed the birds, see the deer, and appreciate how beautiful it was again with my parents.

I thought I'd include a photo of my little buddy as well.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

merry christmas

I assume Santa must have trouble with NORAD every now and then....

Saturday, December 1, 2012

quick shot: kayla y

This is a shot of my good friend Kayla.  I just received some glass for my 4x5, so I thought I'd test it out.  I will be shooting a lot more on the 4x5, so stay tuned for a bunch of portraits.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Report on Business - eHealth

I was commissioned a few months ago to take some portraits for a story on eHealth.  Here are the three photos in the article.  Pick your copy up today inside the Globe and Mail, or check it out online here.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

BC part 1.5

I've been working on combining stills with motion for a while now.  Here's an example of one I made in Tofino at 7am (depending on your internet connection, you may need to let it load).

It's definitely a fun concept to play around with; I've always been a fan of the subtle.

I also thought I'd share a more traditional gif for fun showing what my shoes had to endure throughout the trip.

Unfortunately part 3 will have to wait until the new year... but I'm already in the process of writing some posts for the upcoming weeks, so keep checking back.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

something random

Yesterday, to my surprise, a photo of mine has been made internet famous on Reddit.

Want to make your own meme from my photo?  click the link below.


Monday, November 12, 2012

BC part I

I was lucky enough to work on set in BC with Nikki Ormerod a week or two ago.

Here's part one: my solo trip through Stanley Park in the beautiful Vancouver.  We had some time off while we waited for the tsunami warnings to clear at our next location, so I took some time to myself and walked through the forest.

I also shot a few frames of myself using some logs and sticks as a makeshift tripod to show some scale.

BC part II and III coming soon.

Monday, October 22, 2012

quick snap: nikki o

This is Nikki Ormerod in what was our office today (yes, I love what I do).

After the shoot was done, the location was a little too nice to pass up, so I took some quick shots of her in the setting sun.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

tom nesbitt and CX

Meet Tom Nesbitt.  For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of meeting Tom in real life, he's the incredibly talented producer for Chris Gordaneer.  He also has a vast knowledge of bikes, and has helped me out on countless occasions as I needed to upgrade or fix my own ride.

He invited me out to one of his cyclocross races, and so I decided to shoot some apres race portraits.  I don't even know how he could stand, seeing as the course was over an hour long and involved going up and down a ski hill, jumping over obstacles and sprinting past other cyclists...

I got there mid race, so I snapped some shots of Mr. Nesbitt in action.

...there were injuries...

...and a fellow morning glory teammate Kevin Higgins going ridiculously fast.

I've also included some extra snaps for some context about how epic this sport is.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

quick snap: peter

I had some free time yesterday, so I decided to bike around with Peter Olson.  He's a fellow assistant/photographer, and he allowed me to quickly photograph him with my 4x5.

I also rode around with a small film cam loaded with some colour neg.  It was a beautiful day with some great light.  

and some "bts" now...

I mounted the small 35mm to my bike for fun.  

I'm trying to decide if this was quick thinking, or lazy thinking.  Here's a shot by Peter of me using my bike, a super clamp, and a tripod head as a tripod for the 4x5.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

jason g

This is Jason.  He was an MVP at Ottawa U, is wearing gear from when he used to live in Japan, and is a very nice guy.

He's also the first in a bunch of creatives that will be showing up on the blog soon.  Keep checking back.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

the deadly nightshades

Meet the Toronto members of The Deadly Nightshades.  They are an all girl midnight bike gang and design collective.  They do all sorts of awesome stuff in the bike community, including a new film for the Toronto VeloReel.  I was lucky enough to get asked to light/shoot one of their motion ideas.  I snapped some quick portraits as well.

Here are a few key moments from the motion as a taste of what went down...