Friday, January 27, 2012

Ian Delaney for ROB

I have some work related news for the blog today...

I was hired by the Globe and Mail's Report on Business magazine to shoot Ian Delaney for an exit interview.

I found out he was a very avid flier (both fixed wing and helicopter), so I asked him if he'd like to throw airplanes around his boardroom.  Luckily he said yes, and he even made a few of his own.

From Castro to barracudas, he is quite the interesting guy; I recommend reading the article below (click to see it bigger).

Thursday, January 19, 2012

snap - Matt L

Here's another no concept portrait.  This time, it's Matt Le Blanc.  I walked out to ask him a question and BAM.  Squall + back alley wind + Canada + Matt L + awesome beard.

If you don't know who Matt is, he's Westside's studio manager/blog post writer.  Check out the blog for some great words + photos

This post is far from becoming a wordy one, but I thought I'd mention that there are a few slightly planned shoots coming up soon, so keep checking back.

Monday, January 9, 2012

oh right... it's 2012 now

It's a little late, but happy new year!  

This post took a lot longer than expected to write.  In the end I cut almost everything I wrote and summarized it into these four sentences:

1.  2011 was a really big year for me.  

2.  2011 was full of new experiences, new people, new skills and new ideas. 

3.  I feel going into 2012, I have finally started to figure out where I want to go and what I have to do to get there.

4.  It only gets crazier from here...

Since this is a photo blog after all, I thought I'd post a shot I took of a friend and fellow photographer Steph Martyniuk.  She decided I was worthwhile photographing, so I sort of insisted I snap one of her after she had finished shooting me.

I don't really do many no concept - just shoot you how you are - portraits, but I think I'll suck it up and shoot more of them.

Also, I thought I'd include some of my favourite shots from the year of 2011.  It was fun going back through a years work.  I'm sad how little I actually shot, but I'll be all new years-y and say that'll change in 2012...