The view from Panorama 180 lounge, located on the 51st floor of the Manulife building, Toronto.
Vance Joy - From Afar
Moorea, Tahiti. The sunburn I’ll never forget. This winter certainly made me consider moving here. Looking back at all my photos makes me want to move here completely.
I miss Seattle quite a bit when I think about it. Each year feels longer and makes me want to go back sooner. These were shot at Whitby Island and Mount Ranier last year.
Toronto west. Lansdowne ave. and Bloor St. W. Shot with an Olympus EP1 w/ 17mm f/2.8
The Algoma Quebecois. From the the Mariposa Tour boats in Toronto’s harbourfront.
Sold out show at Kool Haus for Young the Giant. Vance Joy delivered a great opening.
One of the perks of this gig isn’t just meeting all kinds of different people, but meeting all kinds of talented people. The most recent talent to step foot in front my camera is Nigel Irwin. Equipped with his guitar and a love for music, Nigel proved to know his way around the guitar strings while having fun doing so. If you don’t believe me, listen to him play here.
The shoot was short but definitely fun. Check out more from the shoot here on the main page.
Recently did a photo walk with my friend Danny who’s been living in Toronto for over 10 years, and was able to get some good shots along with some good tips to a few good spots to shoot around the city. Check out his photo stream here. We also did an early morning shoot in the beginning of January but unfortunately those photos were less successful than this one. So bad, that it wasn’t even worth editing for me. Perhaps looking back at them a few years from now may change my views on them, but will probably only bring back memories of how I almost surrendered to Toronto’s harsh -30 weather that morning. Brutal.
This time wasn’t too bad though. The weather was more forgiving and I was able to get some good results throughout the day. The best results I got were from Toronto’s Harbour front. These shots were taken between 3pm and 4pm in the afternoon. More of them here.
Vans employees can get pretty silly and creative. They proved it when I shot their holiday group photo! Yes, that’s an igloo, and yes some of then are wearing holiday cowboy hats. Where’s the connection? I have no idea, but we had a great time shooting.
Just before the end of 2013, I was commissioned to do a photoshoot involving Swarovski crystals. It came from left field and gave me very little chance to plan out the shoot, but it ended up turning out better than we expected. From an estimated 2hr shoot, it expanded to a good 4hrs and left our two gorgeous models exhausted but happy (after some post-shoot giveaways from our client!) Check out a few more of the shoot here.
Here’s a snippet from the latest shoot I did with James Cole and MUA Jordan Inneo.
With this particular shoot, we aimed more for a film noir style and look. With the winter months coming right ahead of us, we spent a majority of our time shooting indoors. The setting took place 3 floors above ground in the nice warm condo provided by Jordan and James. But that didn’t necessarily hold us back from shooting outdoors.
This shot was captured after a few accidental inhalations by James. Despite the aching lungs by the end of the shoot, we were able to pull off looks similar as those you would see with James Dean. Many thanks to James, who flew back to England days after this shoot. And of course to my MUA Jordan who has helped make my recent shoots come to life!
Check out the rest of the photos in the HERE in the main page.
My work just installed a new display: Nikon D800E submerged in a water tank.
Thanks to MACK extended warranty, a customer’s Arctic-water-submerged D800E was fully replaced in no time. Ideally, having a damaged D800E sitting around unused, my boss decided it’s best to show off it off in it’s final resting place; underwater. Adds a nice touch to the store.