I was writing for St. John’s arts-culture paper The Overcast right up until my recent move to British Columbia. As part of the gig I was also tasked with getting headshots of the folks I wrote about. This one was my favorite: Jose Rivera, director of the Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council (RIAC). Photo taken outside his office on Water Street, St. John’s, June 2014.  Original article here.




 
On September 22, 2014 at 6:40pm

I was writing for St. John’s arts-culture paper The Overcast right up until my recent move to British Columbia. As part of the gig I was also tasked with getting headshots of the folks I wrote about.

This one was my favorite: Jose Rivera, director of the Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Council (RIAC). Photo taken outside his office on Water Street, St. John’s, June 2014. ¬†Original article here.

 

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On August 18, 2014 at 5:24pm

This is Victoria Forsey, a singer and performer who has asked me a couple of times to shoot pics for her promotional materials. Here are some of my recent favorites. She’s also one of my oldest friends and my surrogate sister.

These were shot between December 2013 to July 2014 in Fort Amherst, Quidi Vidi and downtown St. John’s.

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On July 22, 2014 at 5:30pm

This is local artist Christina Hamlyn. She’s been commissioned by the city to do some work on our otherwise ho-hum traffic light boxes. She did the “Starry Night” inspired Signal Hill work near the Village Mall and is currently at work on this majestic (and very purple) caribou at the corner of Lemarchant and Harvey Road.

She also hates having to wear a city-mandated safety vest while working outside, but she is willing to suffer for her art. You can check out some of her other work here.

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Happy lady, downtown Vancouver.When she posed for this shot, she first hugging a passed stranger, saying “Come on! Get in the picture with me!” The stranger just ignored her, which seemed borderline rude, frankly. At least say ‘no thanks.’(But perhaps I’m naturally siding with this woman since I was trying to take her picture. I have no idea how I would react if a stranger hugged me. I have a hard enough time with people I know wrapping their arms around me. I wasn’t raised in a huggy household, I guess.)At any rate, our subject here was unfazed and struck several poses, this being my favorite.
On April 5, 2014 at 6:05pm

Happy lady, downtown Vancouver.

When she posed for this shot, she first hugging a passed stranger, saying “Come on! Get in the picture with me!” The stranger just ignored her, which seemed borderline rude, frankly. At least say ‘no thanks.’

(But perhaps I’m naturally siding with this woman since I was trying to take her picture. I have no idea how I would react if a stranger hugged me. I have a hard enough time with people I know wrapping their arms around me. I wasn’t raised in a huggy household, I guess.)

At any rate, our subject here was unfazed and struck several poses, this being my favorite.

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Smooth looking gent, San Francisco.Not quite a zoot suit, but that is some serious panache all the same. He specifically requested those two-tone shoes be in the shot. And how can you say no to that? 
On March 31, 2014 at 9:16am

Smooth looking gent, San Francisco.

Not quite a zoot suit, but that is some serious panache all the same. He specifically requested those two-tone shoes be in the shot. And how can you say no to that? 

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Kid goofing around, San Francisco.
On March 30, 2014 at 10:00am

Kid goofing around, San Francisco.

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Sharp looking gent, San Francisco.
On March 29, 2014 at 12:06pm

Sharp looking gent, San Francisco.

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Wine casks beneath the Mondavi vineyards, Napa.
On March 27, 2014 at 9:17am

Wine casks beneath the Mondavi vineyards, Napa.

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Couple canoodling, San Francisco.
On March 26, 2014 at 10:00am

Couple canoodling, San Francisco.

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