Green Rush

I’ve photographed various aspects (some less than legal) of the marijuana industry for several years as I worked on my It’s Medicinal project. So I jumped at the chance to create some dramatic portraits for Report on Business’s cover story about Canada’s changing marijuana laws, which go into effect today, and the big players paving the way forward. 

The video below explains the new laws and the various challenges, with footage shot by me. The whole article by Craig Offman is definitely worth a read!

Magazine: Report on Business (Globe and Mail)
Photo Editor: Clare Vander Meersch

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!
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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!

El Catrin Restaurant

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.

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Shot through A-Frame Studio for Munge Leung

Christian Bök for University Affairs

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

Periwinkle Mac and Cheese
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 BusinessArt Direction: Rachel Wine High-res

Periwinkle Mac and Cheese

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

King Blue for Munge Leung

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.

Cottage Life - S, M, L, Muskoka Chairs

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

Sam Jama for Ryerson University Magazine

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!

More updates coming soon!