Tough concept to illustrate…Cancer Survivors. I wanted to signify childlike hope…which may very well be part of the cure.
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!
We shot the Kathleen Battle concert in Ottawa for Julian Armour…what an amazing talent this woman has…and I am no opera fan. Funniest thing is
that this was my first opera. What a way to start!
The New Year is a time to ramp up your image.Here are some folks who got great usage from our recent work…
One of the reasons I enjoy the business is the fascinating people I meet. I enjoy being the one chosen to highlight their successes. Oh and by the way, congrats to Bernard Grandmaitre on recently being named to the Order of Canada. What an amazing career!
Congrats to Janice McDonald of Ottawa on her latest achievement…being named to the Top 100.
Here`s the bit from the Post….
A serial entrepreneur in the music and apparel/accessories industries, Janice McDonald is a sought-after speaker on leadership and a mentor to women in communications. She is chair of the National Board of Canadian Women in Communications and received its National Leadership Award in 2011, complementing the World of Difference 100 Award she received in Washington, D.C., from the International Alliance for Women. McDonald is an advisor for Cornell-Queens Executive MBA program and Carleton University’s Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work at the Sprott School of Business. She works with international executives on new venture/management consulting projects and is chair of the International Women’s Forum, Ottawa Chapter. She is also president of the Organization for Women in Trade, Ottawa Board.
We shot these at Ottawa`s Chateau Laurier hotel for Wedding Dreams….what a fun concept. Thanks to all our models, stylists, makeup, hairstylists assistants and to the Chateau Laurier. After probably more than 100 weddings at the Chateau it was fun to just play with a cool concept by Diana.