I have photographed Rick Mercer on a number of occasions, from one on one portraiture to event coverage and performances. I had not seen him in years and it was great to hear that one of my prints is still on his office wall. This series was done at an Ottawa convention and I was keen to capture a Mercer that was a bit different than one sees in his famous rants and 22 Minutes appearances. Onstage he uses a lot more body language than on television and in person he exudes a genuine nature that goes with his Newfoundland heritage.
Thanks Rick for keeping us laughing about the good, the bad and the ugly that is Canada. We promise to get it right.
We shot this recently for a Pembroke area company that is a thriving Ottawa Valley business. We get a lot of work from the surrounding communities, especially when they are real keeners on doing good solid marketing. There were no fancy ad agencies involved…just the guys and myself. The end result will be a couple of large billboards in the Pembroke area, a site and some collateral printed campaigns. These are not arty shots…they are simply well exposed, sharp images that will look good on huge signs and billboards. It might seem odd, but a huge percentage of photogs don`t seem to be able to pull this off…which is why we get to reshoot a lot of commercial photography every month. Schools seem more and more interested in letting their photography students…”express themselves”….but guess what, that is not what a huge percentage of commercial photography is all about. (end rant, lol)
Once again…half the fun for me is meeting these guys and helping them come up with strong shots with good expressions and tech quality that will help them grow their business.
We were contracted to create a complete new look for a boutique law firm on location in Toronto…. Sometimes we get to not only shoot, but effectively Art Direct an entire project…we are comfortable creating images either way. Today, photography for promotional uses has to be carefully planned, taking into consideration everything from site design, marketing aims, technical specs of the medium and yes, budgets and timeframes. We are proud to say that we have photographed over a thousand lawyers during the course of our history and have been official photographers to the Provincial Court of Ontario, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada……case closed.
We shot this for noted Ottawa artist Christopher Griffen at our Centretown Ottawa studio. It is tough to figure out the scale by looking at the shot…but to give you an idea, it takes two people to pick this little elephant off the ground. Luckily we have large cargo loading doors and a ground floor studio which makes this kind of shoot a….pardon the pun….snap.
We photographed Ambassador Heyman at our large Centretown Ottawa studio. Smart guy…but then again, the US Diplomats are generally the smartest guys in the room…The photographs were for editorial usage in Ottawa Life Magazine…a client for over 15 years.
We do quite a lot of work with the Canadian Military… My family came to Canada in 1655 to serve with our first Regiment and have not missed an engagement since that time.
It is great to record these men and women who serve our country and hear their stories.
Our style ranges from classic to ultra funky editorial….Each serves a purpose.
You really should go to the main portrait section of our site to get an idea of the range of our work. This particular image was used
to announce the new head of DND.
We shoot a broad range of people and products in our large Centretown Ottawa studio and on location pretty well anywhere you want to send us….
This is an international campaign for a California company called Piper that launched in Las Vegas this January. The images were used for a range of trade show, brochure and online PR and advertising. We helped art direct, coordinate and plan the campaign from sourcing props via Ottawa`s Kiki Interiors (who even helped us find the beautiful dog) to building concepts that would work to display these cool devices.
On time, on budget…it`s how we roll.
Currently the ad is running in about a dozen mags and has garnered attention from over 50 tech sites…not a bad investment I would say….