My friend Katie & I hung out at her place to make some portraits of her at home. Katie is one quirky, creative, funny, and thoughtful woman. We had a blast playing around with different poses, outfits, and lipsticks. She even prepared a spread of cheese, bread and olives, which we washed down with a bottle of cava. How could I not have loved shooting with her? Thanks for the great...
A Morning Run in Ottawa
Last weekend, I traveled to Ottawa to visit my sister. I managed to get up early one morning for a run that took me from Byward Market, past the Parliament Building, down the Rideau Canal, and back again. I’ve decided that I’m going to start a series of photos taken during runs in different cities, called On the Run. Going for runs is my favourite way of getting to know a new place....
A Morning Run in San Francisco
Taken with my iPhone during a morning run in San Francisco. I visited the city for the first time recently. Everywhere you turn, there’s a great view worth capturing.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina's Wine Regions
Photos from my time in Mendoza & Cafayate. Really wishing I was back there now.
Horseback Riding in Argentina
The beginnings of spring here in Toronto. Captured with my new 24mm 2.8 lens (new for me - bought it used off ebay since it’s an old model recently been discontinued in favour of a more expensive updated model). Can’t wait to make use of this lens for portraits indoors and outdoors.
Shot this late at night and lit it with a cheap $10 lamp perched on a bookshelf. It’s designed to contrast with this shot, taken during the day time in the exact same position.
Jujuy, Jujuy Province, Argentina
Last Summer Part II
I miss summer. The original shoot here. The other lost photo from the same set here. Edited to add: I enjoy the stark contrast in setting between this photo and the previous one posted. Completely unintentional.
Bolder than the Frost
Commerce Court, Toronto
Oh Switzerland I never thought I’d have you as a friend I’m praying it was not at all pretend I need you now To help pick me up from off the ground My little sister visited me last week and one afternoon, we went out for a shoot around Toronto’s Financial District. During her visit, a friend introduced us to wonderful song called “Switzerland” by The Last Bison...
Toronto (Word Art)
Salinas Grandes, Jujuy, Argentina
San Telmo, Buenos Aires
Even More Ghent, Belgium
This city is just too photogenic to fit all of my shots into one post!
Salta from the Teleferico (Tram)
Saint Francis Church, Salta
Mountains of Tilcara
This may be the last piece I’ve been able to squeeze out of a shoot I did with my little sister last summer (see the other here). I’m a big fan of the lines in this photo.
More from Ghent, Belgium
This historic city’s medieval architecture has been well-preserved throughout the years. Walking around Ghent’s old city centre is the best way to get to know the city’s rich history.
Antwerp's Zurenborg Neighbourhood
During my trip to the Netherlands and Belgium last year, I was lucky enough to stay in an AirBnB rental in Antwerp’s beautiful neighbourhood of Zurenborg. I spent a morning exploring the area on foot and admiring the area’s Art Nouveau architecture. What a gem of a place.
Toronto Island Triathlon 2012
Summer Sweat Fest 2012 - Portrait
Climber’s Rock, Burlington, Ontario.
Summer Sweat Fest 2012
Climber’s Rock, Burlington, Ontario. Aug, 2012. (These photos are long overdue.)
New Year's Resolutions
Photo above taken with an iPhone 4 and processed with VSCO Cam.
The Road to Steinbach, Manitoba
We took day trip from Winnipeg to Steinbach, Manitoba to eat pizza from Niakwa Pizza and buy some farmer sausage. It’s a flat and often empty road. The surrounding landscape is bleak and barren in the winter but during the spring, fields of grass and canola flowers will blossom. Photos above taken with an iPhone 4 and processed with VSCO Cam.
Some thoughts on The Tree
During a weekend trip to Kingston last month, I set out with my favourite collaborator to take some shots on the Queen’s University campus. Unlike previous shoots, we didn’t have a clear concept in mind (she didn’t have notes like ninja or zombie). Luckily, we stumbled upon the most awesome tree at the side of a campus building and it immediately became the focal point of our...
Flourless Hazelnut Chocolate Cake
A rich, dense and chocolatey cake infused with hazelnut flavour through two means: ground hazelnuts and Frangelico (a hazelnut liqueur) are mixed into the batter. Be sure to finely grind the hazelnuts - without turning them into hazelnut butter - to keep the cake’s texture as smooth as possible. Try the recipe here.
More from Boston
Boston Aerial View
More from Stawamus Chief
More views from the first summit of the Chief. The second photo provides a great view of the adjacent town of Squamish.
The hike up Stawamus Chief (or just Chief) is worth it, even if you’re hungover and sleep deprived, because it means you get to experience THIS. And the photos are not even half as awesome as taking it in yourself.
A small homage to Annie Leibovitz & Lance Armstrong. I’ve taken inspiration from their collaboration to create this portrait of an urban cyclist, who trains against a backdrop of condos and skyscrapers.
Peach & Raspberry Crostata
It’s late in summer and I’m continuing to binge on beautiful Niagara peaches before they disappear. A couple of weeks ago, I had a huge basket on my hands. It was a bit ambitious to think I could eat them all before they went bad. Though I often loath to bake with peaches (they can easily end up tasting like canned peaches), I would rather bake them than lose them completely. And...
Who wouldn’t want to come home to view like this? Shot this as I took the ferry from Billy Bishop Airport to downtown Toronto.
View from Bathurst Bridge, Toronto
...By Night Before & After
When I returned home to Winnipeg a month and a half ago, my sister and I spent two back-to-back evenings powering through mini-photoshoots. Thus far, it’s been the groundwork for a number of blog posts this summer (including this, this, and this, on top of her graduation shoot done on a different day). …By Night is another creation born from that incredibly productive time together. ...
Ninja? Superhero? Part of a modern day Night’s Watch? All plausible identities.