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Living downtown Toronto can sometimes become overwhelming. Leaving my front doorstep I instantly become submerged in a sea of people – mostly tourists. Over time not escaping to somewhere with more nature and serenity can cause me to become pretty stressed. Knowing this I jumped on the opportunity to visit my hometown, Brockville, to chill out. Although the weekend was generally hectic I made sure to take a little trip and ‘poke around’ in some nature.
I knew of this location in Gatineau Hills because of a trip my first year photography class took. That day was a particularly good day for me as I was first meeting all my fellow photography students and, well, we got to go photograph somewhere awesome.
Here’s a photo I took 3 years ago:
(Notice the cheesy frame. Oh, that learning curve)
Here’s the photo I took Saturday:
Here’s a funny photo my mom found that I took when I was in high school. It’s homework teaching us about shutter speed – glad I figured that one out!
Tomorrow night I'm shooting the Polaris Music Prize gala! Pretty excited about it.
A new website! I'm so excited to finally have a website that showcases my work the way it deserves. The whole thing was designed and built by my good friend Brendan Rygus. If you're interested in getting a website I definitely recommend you check out his his work: www.brendanrygus.com. Huge shout out to him! THANKS BENDY! One thing I'm particularly excited about with the new site is the integrated blog. No more Blogger! Also, if you didn't notice you can now Facebook 'like' each blog post - a perfect way to share the love! (hint, hint)
So, I haven't updated my blog for a month! That's insane! I shot a lot of work for BlogTO (that's to come later) and got a few photos on the way.
I did a shoot with Maria, aka Supermaniak, she's another photographer in Toronto and shoots basically every dubstep show in the city. She's also a DJ herself! Check out her photography: http://www.thesupermaniak.com/
I recognized her at most dubstep shows and she always had a really interesting style so I asked her to pose for a few photos. Results:
I've also taken random photos during my adventures. Here they are.
One night I had the urge to go for a photo walk. Lately i've found them frustrating as I would basically walk for hours and not get any usable images. This time around I forced myself to slow down and really look around. Heres my results from a walk through Chinatown:
Okay, so as I mentioned earlier I've been shooting a lot for BlogTO. In addition to my weekly In The Window series I've also been shooting a lot of shows for them. Here's what I was up to during June:
A while back I covered a charity event where Metric was playing. We also had a chance to interview them. Here's the best from the night:
UnMasked article HERE
I also had the chance to photograph City And Colour when they played a free show down at Cherry Beach. I've been a huge fan of Dallas Green for years so i'm pretty stoked to have him in my portfolio. Check it:
I also wrote a review for this one. Check it and the rest of the photos here: City and Colour Review
During June was also NXNE. NXNE is basically a huge music festival that brings in hundreds of shows to Toronto over a weeks period. The whole week was a lot of fun! I photographed a lot of shows and drank a lot of beer. Gotta love NXNE.
First up was The Jagermeister Barbeque with The Flatliners and The Bouncing Souls.
Next night was Amos The Transparent again. I have no idea how many times I've photographed these guys - a lot.
The same night I was able to check out a local band I have been into for a few months now. They rock. Check out The Great Bloomers.
And then over to check out Today I Caught The Plague. The sound sucked in that venue so it was kind of disappointing but I still got this photo:
Here's the article where I review each of those shows: NXNE Article
For NXNE I also photographed Stars at Dundas Square
Review and the rest of the photos: Stars at Dundas Square
A big night last month was the night I shot the Much Music Video Awards. Shooting the MMVA's was definitely a cool experience but it really opened my eyes to that style of work. The whole night was extremely chaotic and somewhat unorganized. It was really interesting seeing the behind the scenes of the whole thing. I'm happy I did it but it made me realize I will never make a living off of photographing celebrities.
A few photos from the day:
Here's a link the rest of the article with more photos and a little write up: My MMVA Experience
At the end of the month one of my favourite folk artists Joe Purdy came to the city. I was REALLY excited for this show. I've been a huge fan of his for years and he played my favourite song, The Pretenders. Awesome night.
Here's a link to my review and the rest of the photos: Joe Purdy at The Horseshoe
OKAY! I think that might be it for now. Thanks for stopping in and for all the support you've all provided me over the last few years! I look forward to hearing what you guys think of the new site - hopefully it brings in some new clients!