Joya Banerjee - HIV/Aids and Sexual Health Advocate
I recently had the pleasure of photographing Joya Banerjee, a health advocate that works with both large corporations and governments, as well as grassroots organizations, to launch health initiatives around the world. Take a look at her great TEDx Barcelona talk about what led her to help launch the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS!
Before leaving for New York I had the pleasure of spending a few days shooting (and eating) at El Catrin for interior designer firm Munge Leung! It’s a beautiful space with a breathtaking mural, glowing skulls, and a great patio with giant fire bowl. The space has an amazing atmosphere and transports you away to a warm festive land for the night.
This type of job is why I love doing editorial work - a fascinating subject, a great article, and amazing design to bring it all together.
Christian Bök is a Canadian poet who “has spent the past 12 years attempting to write, genetically encode and implant a poem into the DNA of a bacterium, hoping to create a living poem.” He previously wrote a book called Eunoia, which has 5 chapters, each one only containing single-vowel word. Read the article here.
Magazine: University Affairs Art Direction: Underline Studio
I’ve recently had the pleasure of tasting (and photographing) the fanciest mac and cheese I’ve ever had, made by Nigel Findlay of The Chase. It’s part of Canadian Business’s ongoing series The Lunch Box Special. See the previous ones I’ve shot of The Farmhouse Tavern and Rose and Sons. Also, watch the video (below) of the inspiration and process behind this fresh take on a family classic.
Client: Canadian Business Art Direction: Rachel Wine
As some of you may know, I’m spending the fall in New York, getting a feel for the city, working on a few projects, and meeting awesome people! Recently I had the pleasure of photographing Fjóla Evans, a musician living in Brooklyn. A thank you goes to Rachel Wine for introducing us! Listen to her music below and find more here: soundcloud.com/fjolae
There’s been a lot going on lately, but the big news is that I’m spending the fall in NYC (now until Jan)! This is the King Blue sales suite I shot for interior design firm Munge Leung through A-Frame Studio. At the time I still had my foot broken but we pushed through! I’ve been shooting a lot of interesting projects for Munge Leung lately, including several spaces in Las Vegas, so look for more one the blog.
I’ve been excited to share this for a few months and it’s finally out! It was interesting working with kids and trying to get them to do really specific things, but they pulled through. A big thanks goes to Rhobi and her two boys for all their help! It was also my first time working with Cottage Life, which was great, I can’t wait to shoot for them again.
Art Director: Kim Zagar Associate Art Director: Vicki Hornsby
It’s been a bit quiet on the blog here, a few weeks ago I broke my foot through an unfortunate series of events. I’ve been trying to take it easy while at the same time having the busiest month ever work-wise!
But we’re back, here is a portrait I shot for Ryerson University Magazine. Sam was really great to shoot and played it up for the camera. He’s wrapping up his second master’s at Ryerson while also pursuing a PHD, all while working full time!
I was recently commissioned by BMW and CONTACT Photography Festival to create new work for the BMW Art Auction. An annual auction which supports the Air Canada Foundation. I was given a car for 24 hours with the only restrictions being that I had to shoot from inside a moving car.
The direction I choose was to create a set of dream-like collages by driving by each landscape six times while shooting bursts of photos. Then all of those images were combined into a single idealized scene.
Check out the video below describing the project and visit the auction site for more info, all the images, and to bid.
I was recently commissioned by interior design firm Munge Leung to shoot a new restaurant they designed - Weslodge. We pulled an all-nighter, shooting from 11pm to 11am, but it was worth it. There are so many great details that contribute to the transformative atmosphere!
See the rest of the images on Munge Leung’ssite. And see more architecture work at A-Frame Studio.