On Monday I did the art documentation for the catalogue of Vernissage - The Shortest Path by Alana Barrell. This prolific artist was diagnosed with severe paranoid schizophrenia at the age of 15. She has been making artwork for several years, but this will be her second solo exhibition of her vibrant paintings, at Usine C. The vernissage is tomorrow evening (Thursday) at 5pm.
Read more about the artist and her work here:
To RSVP for the vernissage: http://bit.ly/2BxHkzt
I will be doing the event photography next Friday (December 1st) for Maison Plein Coeur, who are launching a campaign to help fundraise for their continuing mission of supporting people living with HIV-AIDS. Anyone who wishes to contribute or attend the launch is welcome; free tickets and more details are at the following link (informations en français dans le lien suivant):
This summer, I got to meet and photograph Christine Gauthier (and her service dog, Batak) for the cover story of iRun Magazine's August issue. Christine was one of the first women to open up combat arms training in the Canadian military, but an injury forced her to retire. She went on to become a multiple-time world champion para kayaker, and represented the nation in the Rio Paralympics in 2016. Full article can be read here: http://bit.ly/iRun05-2017 http://ift.tt/2zQHqVh
The leaves are turning (and falling) now, and I have some upcoming availabilities on the weekends or early evenings, if anyone would like to book a photo shoot along the canal: old port, Little Burgundy, Griffintown, Atwater market, or on the mountain! Photo: another shot from a series of Moegi on Mont Royal. Full set on my site here: http://bit.ly/2mMx0er #fall #fallcolors #autumn #portrait #montreal
Newly added to my website is this series with Reyhane, of Montreal Art Therapy. Still working on the site, and trying out a horizontal scrolling format for the portrait category. Let me know what you think! http://bit.ly/2uanjv1 to view the set.
@c2montreal 2017 is coming up (in my neighbourhood, at @arsenalmontreal) in just a few days. This is a shot of a friend interacting with the Baillat Cardell & fils and Departement installation for @ubisoftmtl 's at one of the earlier editions of C2-MTL. Are you going, or have you attended in the past? http://ift.tt/2q1V4wk
My former teacher from ACAD*, master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain doing a workshop at École de Joaillerie de Montréal back in 2015, demonstrating enamel techniques.
*(back when I did a year of fulltime jewellery and metalsmithing training!)
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!
Ca vous tente un #déjeuner #santé et #facile? Essayez notre recette de #pudding au #chia, #Matcha SAKAO de #Kyoto et petit fruits pour la semaine prochaine? Vou...s pouvez préparer votre déjeuner pour la semaine !
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 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