Eleven Dreams: An Experimental Micro Film

On Wednesday January 20th, I met up with three of my closest creative pals to collaborate on a small film project. Sabrina Smelko, Zak Scholtz and John Challinor helped me create Eleven Dreams, a short concept film that allowed us all to test some techniques we wanted to play with. We had the goal of playing with pockets of light and low exposure, to test a continuous take sequence, and to play with reversed footage. We were also really interested in seeing how far we could push the stedicam in some tight spots. We came up with a concept and storyboards …

Hamilton Portrait Photography – The Vaudevillian

I had the pleasure of working with the very talented Vaudevillian and his sidekick Norah Spades. They stopped by the studio in Hamilton to discuss collaborative projects, music and their wild adventure in New Orleans. Looking forward to sharing more about this group!

Out and About with the Canon 135mm

A day off means that I’m probably snapping photos of my lovely partner Sabrina or crazy pup Piper. One mild(er) January day we walked around Milton and I decided to switch up my usual go to lens (50mm) for my 135mm. I generally use the 135 for film projects, and I rarely crack it out for photography. After spending the day having fun with it, I realized I’ve been missing out by not using it more often. Here are the results:

Single Flash Portraits – II

My new years resolution of breaking the flash kit out more continues. Here’s a random assortment of gentlemen that took the time to stand in front of my lens. Special guest appearance by my father – can you tell which one he is? I used the Canon 5dmiii with the 50mm f1.2, with the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT.

Single Flash Portraits – I

I have a new years resolution to break out my flash kit more often in 2016. Here’s a few snaps of Sabrina with a single Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT. I stood her against the wall in my office and used my 5diii with a 24-105. Want to collaborate on some portraits in 2016? Shoot me an email!

The Grey Cup Presented by Shaw – Profile Film

I had the pleasure of working with my friends at Sway Advertising and Electric Mango Film Company to create this profile on Grey Cup Week for Shaw Communications. We created this piece using the narrative of Edmonton Eskimo’s quarterback Mike Reilly. I’ll follow this post up with some behind the scenes photos and information when I have a chance! I shot, directed, edited and coloured this piece.

The end of the Road To The Grey Cup project

20,000km+ travelled, seeing this great nation, I come to the end of my Road To The Grey Cup. I’m currently sitting in my hotel room in Winnipeg waiting for my first day of shooting all of the Grey Cup festivities. In the meantime, I want to share what is probably one of the biggest highlights of my career so far:  

Hamilton Portrait Session: Michael Banks

I shot some portraits of my good friend Michael Banks in Hamilton. Mike is a singer-songwriter, and he is planning to do some awesome stuff in the near future. He has a powerful story, awesome talent, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with him again soon.

Coming soon: Leon’s Holiday Gift Guide

I’ve been working with the Leon’s team, and a talented team of Canadian bloggers to create behind the scenes video for a unique holiday guide. This teaser is the first video of a series, that displays the personalities and people behind this one-of-a-kind holiday guide. I’ve collaborated with Leon’s several times before documenting #Mondayspetsonfurniture and capturing the Find Your Zen event. John Challinor from Electric Mango Film Company helped me with this one!