I had another name lined up for this but it seems someone already thought of humans...
the people of new york are as varied as anywhere i have ever been, and yet everyone seems to move in their own little bubbles, blind to the other people around them. maybe that comes from living in a city that has a larger population than most states, and some countries.
streets of new york
nights of new york
the sense i had that new york seemed like a european city mixed in with the modern world disappeared at night when the lights clicked on. if you can get high enough up, it's like looking across a galaxy with a billion little stars. looking into the city from across the east river or from the jersey side of the hudson, really shows you how busy manhattan's achitechture is.
buildings of new york
Every country I go to, I end up spending my time looking up. Buildings, new and old, from churches to houses to museums to skyscapers, just seem to captivate me. I think it is a combination of the architecture and the staying power of them. Appearance, certainly, but the solidity and, sometimes, the history of them just amazes me. That and the effect that one building or one group of buildings can have on the skyline and the character of a city. I did not at all expect, for example, that New York would feel so European, and that was largely due to the buildings. Between all the giant glass edifices we associate with NYC, are brownstone walk-ups with amazingly detailed stonework and accents. The contrast of these standing beside massive skyscrapers made New York a city with views everywhere I looked. Just beautiful.
emily valentine fall/winter 2015
this was about my fifth time shooting with emily valentine and our second seasonal lookbook together. it was another great day with fun people. can't wait for the spring to do it all again.
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emily valentine spring/summer 2015
emily valentine jewelry spring summer 2015 lookbook. Shot in an awesome little downtown toronto loft (which contained a Nintendo Powerglove) with a great little team, this one was a lot of fun. We have an outdoor adventure coming later in the summer as well.
Musicians, comedians, travellers, professionals, artists, lovers, family, friends, strangers; I love what the camera does to moments in a person's life.
I've known my friend jeff since grade eight when we met at an arts camp put on by our schoolboard. once a year, for one week, students left school to attend a camp that allowed the weird kids to focus on physical and performing arts without the usual public and high school stigmas. it was great and strong bonds were formed.
after a few years out of school though, jeff and i had lost touch. we found each other again years later on facebook, but we hadn't met face to face in 16 years before this day. in that time, jeff had started and is now the executive president of the polycystic kidney disease foundation of canada, been a drummer in a number of bands, fallen in love with baseball and his wife, brandy and, now, also, has a beautiful little daughter.
it was a great day.
Etherift are a tough band to describe. Lots of rock, lots of blues, lots of metal, a bit of prog, a bit of jam. I'm lucky enough to know a couple of them and so I get to shoot their rough edges from time to time. This time was april 11th, 2015
something about the emotional investment of music makes photographing musicians so easy and enjoyable.
The sky has all my favourite things in it: clouds, birds, stars, lightning, planes, storms...if you ever see me with my camera, you'll almost always find it pointed up.
Like lightning, animals take patience to shoot, simply because they have no idea what you are doing.
This is easily one of my favourite trips (it was mine and my wife's honeymoon) but also one of my favourite countries ever. Beautiful beaches, green-sloped mountains and some of the friendliest people I have ever come across. I can't recommend Sri Lanka enough.
I have been very lucky in my work in the travel industry. My job and the bonuses of my job have taken me to places across the world: Russia, Thailand, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Scotland, England, France, Spain, across Canada (though I missed the middle) and most of the Caribbean. It is a great crime to deprive yourself of travel. It opens hearts and minds.
Politics aside, Russia is one of the most beautiful countries I have ever had the luck to visit. Unreal in it's size and stunning in it's architecture, visiting Russia is the only way, I think, to even begin to understand and appreciate it's people. October 2009: St Petersburg, Vladimir and Moscow