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Jessie Reyez is one of those artists who will be playing bigger and bigger venues each time she sets out on tour. Last time I caught her was on a small little festival stage with a moderately sized crowd. Fast forward, and she’s won a few Juno awards, and each one of those people that were in that small crowd have told ten of their friends what an incredible show this extremely powerful young woman puts on.
I photographed Hey! Ocean recently at a corporate event, but that was a smaller event that didn’t allow the band to explore the stage fully, so I was excited to see them headlining on the main stage at Uptown Live 2018. They have such a tremendous energy, and put on an incredible show!
Over ten years ago, Ché was one of the first musicians I ever photographed portraits for. I was using my first digital camera and a broken lens, so a lot of the images were slightly out of focus, which I didn’t realize until later… Fast forward 10 years, and for some reason, I have never seen, let alone photographed Ché live, until today. Something always got in the way. Another show, wedding, an event to photograph, or just life got in the way (working graveyard comes to mind..)
All photo effects created in-camera
I’ve was a fan of Tom Petty long before I ever got to see him live in concert. Today, as he passes on, he leaves a legacy that will inspire generations of musicians to come. He was a marvel to behold, and he will be missed.
I’ve been listening to Barenaked Ladies since I was about Eight years when my parents brought home a cool little cassette tape of what is probably their biggest album, Gordon. I was hooked, along with most of Canada. The folk festival itself was also quite interesting, and an article will appear on ABORTmagazine later this week with my thoughts on that. So until then, enjoy the photos!
The 2017 New Westminster Grand Prix happened this week, and while it blocked off my apartment from the rest of the world, I was able to literally just head downstairs with one camera and one lens and grab some shots. I’m all for not having to carry around a heavy camera bag!
All shots here are shot for fun, with the D800 and the Nikon 50/1.4 Lens playing around with some shutter dragging (no flash) to try and capture some compelling shots with a sense of movement. It was a challenge, but I came away with enough shots to share. So enjoy!
I’ve been shooting Ninjaspy for a decade. That still hasn’t sunk in quite yet. Ten years of photos, ten years of friendship with these talented musicians. June 24th 2017 marked their tour homecoming and official release of their new full length album Spüken, and the locals could not have been more welcoming.
I may have shot way too many photos at this show, but I was more than a little excited to be there to show my support.
I picked up two drives last week to re-backup all my photos. Since I am in the double digits of Terabytes, most clouds are just not for me. I wanted the slim drives specifically, and Seagate was the only one offering this size of drive in 4TB models right now… These are going in the safety deposit box I got at my bank.
It’s been a few weeks since news came to light that Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip came forward to advise his fans that he faced, and has been facing a particularly nasty bout of Cancer. Unfortunately the cancer diagnosis is not good, and will likely take Downie’s life in due course. Such dire news, however will not stop the band from performing one last tour with as much energy and love for their fans as they have in the past. I am happy to have had the opportunity to photograph this eccentric man on two separate occasions. I’m also happy to share some of my favorite photos.