Category Archives: Artistic

Two-Tap

A fun shoot today at the Koffman Academy of Music and Dance. It’s always entertaining to wrangle a bunch of kids and get them to be serious about posing for photos. Really, it’s almost easier to let them be themselves and catch the magic as they subconsciously fall in line. …

Fireworks

I love fireworks. I love the challenge that they present in terms of capturing them in such a way as to tell a story. There are a number of images in this particular set – but this one is one of my favourites.

De-Railed

If you have never been to the High Line, make sure you check it out if you ever visit New York City. It is essentially a linear park built on an elevated railroad spur along the west side of Manhattan. It is an excellent use of an abandoned section of transit, …

Eye In the Sky

There is a green space near my house that is cut off from most of the light sources in the city. It’s a great place to take photos of the sky at night since there is very little interference. To have such an ideal place to shoot allows for some …

Light Show

As part of another project, I would visit events to sample technology and interview creators. While many of these events were pretty snazzy, some were even more glitzy than others. This was an attempt to capture some of the interesting lighting at one of the events that I had attended.

Choices

Birthday parties for children have evolved from trips to Mother’s Pizza to all kinds of interesting crafty activities. One of my favourites is The Clay Emporium, where kids can pick out various ceramics to paint, which are eventually fired and cured. It’s a great place that reminds us how creative …

Art Imitates Life

I have always loved spiders and their webs. On top of the incredible properties of spider’s silk, the design of the webs is elegant and beautiful. I captured this image at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. This one particular angle really highlighted how some …

Natural Frame

I was taking a quick photo of my daughter on a Sunday afternoon when a butterfly touched down in the lilac bush just behind her. It was having a veritable feast and didn’t look to be going anywhere anytime soon. Sometimes luck has everything to do with it.

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 …

Prepared

When I studied Karate (Goju Ryu), ascending to the next level meant several tests as well as the creation of a photo portfolio comprised of various poses from katas. It’s not difficult to make those types of photos interesting, but I also like to take a few that are engaging …

One’s a Crowd

After taking this photo earlier in the month, I wanted to try some more photos using just a flashlight and a very long exposure. This time I used some really slow slide film. I found the colour saturation to be much better. It’s a neat effect which I am going …

Dave

It was the end of our annual Interior Trip in Algonquin Park. August 2006 had brought a great experience. On the last night, while everyone was asleep, I did some experimental work. This one turned out almost exactly the way I expected it to. I will definitely try it again …