I LOVE when my visions are brought to life. :) I have wanted to shoot this editorial for a while now.. Earlier this week, I teamed up once again with one of my fave makeup artists Alexandre Deslauriers and model Lauryn from Sutherland Models, and for the first time with super talented hair stylist Matthew Lill (P1M) and fashion stylist Joelle Litt (Judy Inc). I got to capture the amazing looks put together by the team at some beautiful locations around The Beaches. Huge thanks to Neda Ahmad for following us around and capturing those behind the scenes. Full editorial coming soon!
So much fun this past weekend shooting fashion editorials at the studio! I teamed up with some of my favorite creative people in the industry: makeup and hair stylist Alexandre Deslauriers, stylist Lea Krpan, new face Inde from Sutherland Models, and Tye, also from Sutherland, for a "Old Hollywood" inspired men's editorial. Then I teamed up again with Lea and makeup artist Irene Sy for three other editorials with 3 up and coming Spot 6 Managements models. Here are a few behind the scenes shots!
This week was filled with creativity! I got to put together this fun 1920's inspired editorial with an amazing team : stylist Kathleen Osland, makeup artist Melanie Rose and NEXT Canada new face Gemma, who was perfect for the shoot. Take a look at some behind the scenes photos taken by my wonderful assistant Anastasija Smirnova and keep your eyes open for the editorial coming out very soon. :)
This weekend I got to shoot GTA based fashion designers Knight & Taylor's new line, coming out in 2015. It was a pleasure shooting with these talented guys, and the whole team was a blast to work with! A huge thanks to Ed Tse for taking these awesome behind the scenes shots!
1- You are not alone - Toronto is filled with photographers!
This can be a bad thing if you see photographers as your competition, but it can also be the best thing for any photographer! Share your thoughts on photography, your tips and techniques, and you will in return get inspired more than ever if you make them your friends. In fact, photographers should be your best friends.
2- Most people in Toronto have an open mind and are supportive.
A big percentage of people in this city do encourage artists and entrepreneurs. Work at being creative and standing out of the crowd, and you will be successful without a doubt. There are many organizations and communities for artists - I highly suggest looking into them!
3- People are friendly.
Before I moved to the big city, I heard so many times that Torontonians were rude and cold. But it’s basically a generalization that people have about bigger cities. After I moved, I met so many down to earth and friendly people, so you really have to see for yourself. One thing that is true - Canadian are nice people. Which makes it easier for artists and entrepreneurs to make friends and connections.
4- There are a LOT of opportunities.
Everywhere you look. If something doesn’t work out, you can be sure to find something else without too much trouble. Just keep your eyes open at all time!
5- The money is here.
Being good at business is a must, and if you excel at it, the money will flow. Toronto has this great advantage over smaller cities in Canada.
6- The city keeps growing.
This means even more of everything in the future - more people, more talent, more jobs, more opportunities, more art. :)
What other reasons makes Toronto a great city for photographers and artists? Share your thoughts below. :)