Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Change is good.

I haven't been shooting very much but this road to enlightenment has been kicking my a**. It has been getting me into my creative flow much easier. I will link the album, Here are a few as a preview. Thanks
http://www.flickr.com/photos/28249013@N04/sets/72157621816109713/
I'd love to hear what you guys think.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Urinal Conversation

Here I stand, all full of beer
The night is young, and friends are near
Some things, we do forget
But not tonight, No Regrets!
I see the crowd, sway like an Ocean
I strut my stuff and walk in slow motion
15 minutes until last call
I Find a girl and give it my all
Slurring my words as they barely come out
I took her home only to pass out
Hope you enjoyed that poem. I didn't really know what to write. These are just photos of the Men's Washroom at Zaphods. I hear some pretty weird conversations in there sometimes.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Firsts.

This was my first B&W nude. I personally prefer photos that don't show the naughty bits. I shot this in front of an 8 foot softbox. At the time we were using Nikon's d70. I blame it for the blown out highlights. This image is of the same shoot. I tried to mimic an early morning sunlight.
The following is an image I prepared as a mock up for an independent fashion magazine called "Prestige: Canadian Fashion Magazine." It was rejected for photo of a local "celebrity. " I'd like to put the blame on that, for the magazine not putting out a second issue. I did a 5 page spread in the magazine for a local designer. (I will post those images once I get her permission) It was my first publication.
Here's a link to the site. There you can see the cover they chose instead.
http://prestigecfm.com/

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blast from the past

This is a scan I found from first year. It was actually one of the first prints I made in College. 2003 was it? A lot has happened. I still think of how exciting it was to play around in a studio a few times a week. I'm looking to have a few personal projects on the go this summer. I'm very interested in collaborating with other creative minds. With the amount of creative people I know, it's amazing how Ottawa is still not recognized as a place for artists. Any ideas welcome.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

March 14th, 2009, It was one of those virtually cloudless skies that were still so rich with color. Joined by my fellow Photographer and long time friend Lee Ladouceur, we set off to shoot, and enjoy the falling sun. With my recent interest in HDR photography(HDR is when 2 or more photos are combined to gain detail in high contrast situations), my original plan was to bracket everything while locking everything down on a tripod. I set up my current 5D with my canon 70-200mm L/2.8 lens and set the camera to manual. Shooting RAW and JPG simultaneously I set my focus and started to shoot. Slowing my shutter speed little by little, bringing the continuous photos I was taking to become closer to the proper exposure, as well as going too bright and back down. After reviewing my first few shots on the back of the camera quickly, I saw the scene in a completely different way.

The recent release of the 5D MKII, with the result of digital video being thrown into the world of digital photography, my intrest was bound to evolve. I set the camera to my prefered exposure and kept shooting. Starting with the manifestation of smoke only to disapear like a boring yet amazing phenomenon that we've all seen a million times. Later to move on to other scenes that had captures my interest. I started to play with manual focus, and zooming and decided I was going to take every photo from the day, and put it into a video. Sorry about the speed of the end of the video. I didn't know how to change the frame rate for the video production. This is the final product, Enjoy.

video
Help me justify $3000 for the 5D MKII.

Monday, February 23, 2009

27 York

If 27 York ever do another show, I would advise everyone to check them out. There's something completely unreal about the deep pounding hiphop beats and the outstanding vocals these guys put out that makes you move wherever you are.
"life's a b*tch and then you die, that's why we get high"

Friday, February 6, 2009

Lights, Camera...

Last Tuesday, Lights from Toronto was playing at Zaphods. Both bands that played were great and played a great live set. The show was sold out so I decided to stick to my corner and just enjoy the show more than focusing on the photos.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Monster

This is probably the coolest/craziest cat around. This shot was taken quite some time ago with a home made ring flash. I've been doing more assisting than shooting lately so I decided to post this, I'm not sure if anyone has seen it. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

If you can't beat'm, Join'm!

If any of you have seen Bryan lately, his beard was getting a little out of control. He decided he was going to shave it down to a light scruff, but before he did I mentioned that I should take a quick photo. This is what I came up with. The reason for the title is we've been on this rant about central banks and many many theories as to why, the world as we know it, will end.I'd like to think it looks pretty legit. I used my duvet cover as a background. One large shoot through umbrella real close to Bryan. A small speedlight pointing up at the duvet in the background. I used my 70-200mm L @f4, and probably the first time in years where I've used manual focus instead of auto... this was one of the sharp ones.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Background.

I haven't done any shooting in a while. I figured I'd post something anyway. So this is my background I've been on my MacBook since the first theater I was at on my NACO tour. I thought some of you might like it. It is 1440x900 if you click on it.