Tag Archives: Toronto

Oscar Predictions, 2016

With The Oscars around the corner, I couldn’t help but pick the brain of my long-time friend and the infamous producer, Byron Martin.  For those Oscar followers that want a little sneak-peak, take a look at these awesome picks!

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Meet Toronto’s Film Producer, Byron Martin

What does X-Men, The Carbon Rush, and The Boondock Saints all have in common? The answer is Byron Martin, film producer extraordinaire whose projects also include The Chronicles of Riddick, Death Race (with Jason Statham), Resident Evil: Afterlife, and even two American Pie movies.

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Meet Street Artist Mediah

Cycling the alleyways through downtown Toronto is truly my favourite way to catch up on Toronto’s local street art. I remember finding my first MEDIAH piece, one beautiful summer day. There it was, hanging on a garage. I stopped, quite suddenly, not wanting to miss it. I almost flew off my bike in the process…

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Meet Street Photographer Theresa Groth

I have a secret to share…I have been experimenting lately with black and white photography.

Colour, of course, will always be my passion.  But in my personal feeds, I can’t seem to escape the tone, mood and dramatic beauty of the black and white picture.  I have become a huge fan.

Using her Ricoh camera as a means to express her artistic photography, Theresa Groth is a photographer who has definitely captured my attention in the area of bnw.  I am so excited that I got a chance to connect with this amazing and up-and-coming street photographer!  Can’t wait to share her with you!

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Meet Street Artist Jason Botkin from EN MASSE

Wonderful Montreal has one of the best subway systems in Canada. I suppose this is arguable because I have not ridden on all of them. But I promise, Montreal’s Metro certainly beats Toronto’s TTC, hands down…

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Street Photography with an iPhone

There is a quiet war on the streets about what kind of camera you are using to capture your photos.  For some photographers, it is a fancy DSLR camera, complete with a variety of lens and a snazzy camera bag. For others, it is the ubiquitous iPhone, or some other device that slides in and out of your pocket.

Who wins?  I know in my previous article, 7 Reasons Why the iPhone 6 is My Camera of Choice, I was very clear on my preference of cameras.  But, I thought of putting personal bias aside and discovering if there is more to this DSLR and smartphone issue than meets the eye?  As a street photographer, I am always trying to improve my craft.  I feel it is time for me to take a look at this camera war a bit more seriously and weigh out the pros and cons of each camera type.

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My Favourite Yogis on Social Media, Part 1

I have been practicing yoga for quite some time, and have a secret envy for those that are able to do handstands. Admittedly, I am not there yet, but I am looking forward to the day when I can let my body go, and trust that my head won’t fall through the floor.

What has really helped me lately with my postures? I avidly follow others in social media, and watch them perform their poses. As a visual learner, I can honestly say that this has advanced my own practice tremendously. So, I thought that this week, I would share with you some of my favourite yogis doing their thing and help awaken your mystic beast through your visual senses.

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Toronto’s Best Street Artists, Part 1

There is nothing like a bit of sunshine to warm up the walls and bring our street artists back outside! In the last couple of weeks, I have been so happy to have been invited down to shoot some fantastic work in and around the city of Toronto.

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Q & A with Director James Buffin

It is hard to believe, but I met James back when I was about 13 years old.  He was dating my bestest friend, Elyse, and we would often all hang out.  James would sometimes ride my friend on the back of his motorcycle.  Even back then, he radiated coolness.

It turns out that his film, Jingle Dress, just had its premier at the Aboriginal Education Centre, in Toronto, Canada.  This incredible film from Veritus Pictures, will be one worth seeing!

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Introduction of ScubaGal – Meet Me

I must start by saying that I am as surprised at writing this article, as you, my friends and family, are at reading it.  Who would have thought that this secret and quiet passion of mine would amount to anything, let alone, THIS?  Thousands of photos later, I am choosing the ones that changed my life, to share with you my journey that brought me here.

The Thinking Pool
My First Instagram Photo, The Thinking Pool

I remember clearly posting this picture. It was my first Instagram shot.  I had been staring, so transfixed in the moment, blue ripples hypnotizing me.  It was during this time that I needed creative release more than I ever did.  We all have those moments, for sure, and with the uniqueness that makes us human, we all express them differently.

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