Fascinating shoot at Strutt House in the Gatineau Hills…I was amazed that the place was built in 1956.
We shot with Kurt when he was one of Ottawa`s top television personalities on CTV. His new incarnation is going to make quite a splash in the Ottawa real estate biz and we were only too happy to help. I wanted to do a traditional shot for a range of purposes and we also planned a “fun” shot, since that is a hallmark of Kurt`s appeal on television and now in sales. The chair thing just popped into my head and I guess you could call that…inspiration. It is good to have a plan…but just as good to improvise.
A great portrait is not an expense…it`s an investment.
Might seem like a cliche, but the cost of a great image is a tiny portion of what you will spend to use that image over the years. In todays`s world of a zillion images bombarding the consumer it is critical that yours stands out among the crowd.
These are some recent examples of portraits shot in my Gladstone St studio. Having a large space allows me to do things with light and with people that no other studio in the city can….lucky me.
I photographed artist Christopher Griffin in my Gladstone Studio while he was in the process of carving these amazing polar bears out of styrofoam.
He later coated them with concrete…but I loved the texture before even more…They now sit in a medical office in Ottawa.
I shot these on the coldest day in one of the coldest winters in Ottawa…the year they started using the term…Polar Vortex. In downtown Ottawa the
temps were around minus 30…with windchill minus 40. At the top of this building, 22 floors up, which faces the huge plain of the Ottawa Valley, I am fairly certain it was around minus 50….which pretty well matches a shoot I did in the Arctic Circle a few years ago.
Such is life when you need to get the job done on the day they are installing the product. I enjoyed the challenge!