Category Archives: People

Festive Dinner

I was hired to shoot the holiday celebration for a company in Toronto. They held their event at the Windsor Arms Hotel, a posh location in Yorkville. Old architecture mixed with a great DJ and modern sensibility in style to make an interesting evening. When I first arrived, I saw …

Halloween Mood

The local school holds an annual Halloween pumpkin carving night each October. A good chunk of the neighbourhood comes out to participate. Kids and parents alike wield carving tools and create some spectacular Jack O’ Lanterns. At the end of the night, the carved pumpkins are all lined up, lit candles are …

Cobra – Portrait I

My friend Shaun has a band. The name of that band is Cobra. This is another one of the shots I did for them in the Humber Valley. The fact that they were each dressed in different styles really gives the viewer’s mind something to think about: these three are …

Cobra – Shaun Portrait I

This is another one of the images from the Cobra shoot. Lighter elements in photos usually tend to be a distraction; I thought I would turn that idea on its ear by making a dark subject the main distraction in the image. The eye moves to Shaun, crouched and at …

Cobra – Standing Tall

My friend Shaun has a band. The name of that band is Cobra. They are a great band with a unique sound. I wanted to do a shoot that was just as unique so I told them to meet me in the Humber Valley. I had a feeling that they …

Cobra – Sing It Loud

I went to see my friend’s band Cobra for a performance in the underbelly of Toronto; I took my camera along to capture some images for him. In the basement of a pub, Cobra performed to a packed audience (a testament to their popularity, as the other bands that night …

Baby Whisperer

I enjoy doing family shots, especially baby and kid shots.  The typical “prop the baby up unnaturally” bit really bothers me (as I have stated numerous times), so I like to shoot a healthy number of “serious” photos and then spend the rest of the time capturing the bits in …

Reaching

Sometimes the things that we like to remember about our children are not necessarily physical attributes; behaviours, likes/dislikes, and things along those lines are just as interesting. In fact, I know that my memories of my own child are split between remembering what she looked like, and reminiscing about how …

Sitar Hero I

My friend Mike is a very cultural guy. As I told his mom once, he’s someone who is very much into authenticity. Mike does not go halfway on anything. So when he told me that he bought a sitar, I had to see it. I knew that it would be a very beautiful thing …

Anticipation

I took this at a birthday party for a two-year-old. The dessert was a tray of very nicely decorated (and frankly delicious) cupcakes. One of the most fun things to watch is a child imagining what it would be like to eat one of those cupcakes. Given the number of …

Holy Heaven

Near my house there is a bridge that is being reconstructed. There is rubble everywhere and rebar sticking up out of the base of the bridge. The supporting columns of the bridge have huge bases that are adjacent to the river. They afford a great platform upon which to take …

Solitary Paddler

After a rainy long weekend in August, 2008, one of my friends decided to escape the campsite early on the last morning that we stayed. He’s easily one of the strongest paddlers I know, cutting through the water like one of the loons I had seen that morning on that …