One of the most badass, kindest, most generous, wise and strong women I know. She's incredibly beautiful inside and out, and this simple photo session we did a while back ended up giving ME some profound insights into who I am. Thanks for helping so many people level up and laugh, Parneet!
It's been a long time since I have posted anything! I have been busy with mostly graphic design work, but here is a shot from a fun session on a foggy morning with Moegi. Full album now up on my website: bit.ly/2mMx0er I have also recently updated themes on my site and am going through the process of adding portfolio, with several albums that had been published in print but not shared online! Of course, I appreciate you taking the time to look, and especially provide comments or feedback. If you would like to do a session like this, contact me!
Yesterday I was moved to hear the announcement of the peaceful passing of Cheryl Braganza in December. I only met this woman one time, at a group art show held at the Montreal Art Centre that I documented back in August of 2012. We had a brief chat, and she seemed like a very compassionate, warm and vivacious woman, as well as a proud mother and grandmother—with one of her sons attending the event with his wife and little girl.
From the memorial notice last night, and reviewi...ng her website, I learned that she had been diagnosed in 2005 with multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer that usually has a short term prognosis, and that she had been close to death already four times. This spurred her to be extremely prolific in her creation of paintings, and art activism on the behalf of international women's rights.
She was named Montreal's Woman of the Year in 2008 by the Montreal Council of Women. Her work was featured in media and published internationally, and she was elected President of the Women's Art Society of Montreal.
A talented musician, in her teens she was offered a scholarship to Juilliard, and she played the piano, organ, accordion and harmonica. According to her son Miguel's writing about her life, after her last remission she "learned jazz from scratch, started her own jazz band, and played to sold-out crowds in Griffintown" in her last two years.
Among many other images of her artwork and documentation of her artistic and activist career, she has some paintings of herself playing the piano with her band on her website: www.cherylbraganza.com
Fundraising has begun to preserve her artistic legacy as well as start a foundation in her name towards supporting international women's rights: https://www.gofundme.com/cherylbraganza
I initially got into photography to help overcome my shyness and be able to learn more about the people around me. I'm honored that my work has facilitated meeting extraordinary people like Cheryl, and it is clear that a very large number of people will mourn her passing, as well as celebrate the very bright and colourful life she lived. Below are the photos I took of her with some of her family, and her artwork.
Some new and tasty work for Japanese green tea and accessory brand Entreprise Sakao!
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Recent event photography for HAVEN creative space's launch.
THANK YOU! We are simply overjoyed with the success of our Haven Launch Event! The love in the room captured what Haven is all about: CREATIVITY, COLLABORATION,... WELLNESS <3 We cannot thank our incredible sponsors/collaborators enough for their fantastic work. Thank you to all the 100 guests who came out to launch our new space with big smiles and open hearts. We look forward to having you at our upcoming workshops and events! Event photography by Ian Woo - Montreal photographer #MADEINHAVEN
Rey is the wonderful owner of Montreal Art Therapy. She was looking for an update to her professional headshot, on a plain background. Of course, I generally book 2-hour sessions, so we were able to fit in a few different looks and have a lot of laughs while doing the shoot!
I found love at Deli Sokolow. Admittedly, your mileage may vary... but here is a selection from the rest of the pictures I did in-resto for this all-day breakfast and ice cream spot in St Henri! There are a few things we haven't shot yet, such as the latke poutine with smoked meat, and I hungrily await the next session.
I haven't shot enough sets to make Freckle Friday a thing but let's pretend I have. Or perhaps you can refer me to someone with amazing freckles who would like to book me for a portrait session this summer/fall. :)
So I have only used my dSLR twice to make any video at all, and this is the second time. Just a locked shot that I thought was a neat version of a still I posted not long ago, due to the light coming through the leaves of a tree outside. Collaboration with the talented chef-for-hire / private chef Michaell Jaramillo
First set of pictures for Deli Sokolow in St Henri, at the corner of Notre Dame O and Ste Marguerite. This Jewish delicatessen has all-day breakfast, a lunch menu with casse-croute fare, sandwiches, home-made desserts, as well as hard and soft-serve ice cream.
One of my favourite events that I photographed; a great fashion show of Quebec and Morrocan designers alike at the beautiful Dar Al Maghreb (Moroccan cultural centre), put together by the talented and dearest Fati of The Montreal Fashion Blog.
From Marrakech to Montréal, a fashion show by The Montreal Fashion Blog featuring Michel Desjardins, Yves Jean Lacasse, Helmer, Duy, Smail Akdim, Meryem Al Jana...ti, Esther Benlahssen and Maha Iraqi. Featuring an exposition by Jean-Claude Poitras.
Partners: Voyages Palmeraie, Le Saint-Sulpice Hôtel Montréal, Moroccan decor by TUYYA, catering by Fantasia Elfantasia
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Here's the full album of a set I took of the Montreal Iranian community celebrating Persian New Year with a series of folk dances, followed by the crowd filling the space to dance together. It was not the warmest day, but the sunshine and the mood was wonderful.
A woman taking photos from beside me at one point explained to me some of the background of a dance. She asked how I found out about the event, and I mentioned my friends (who I had not found in the crowd yet), and she replied: "We're all friends here".