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More from the beautiful fairy tale couple at Boldt Castle… (see previous blog post) they came all the way from Europe to have their dream destination wedding in the Heart of the Thousand Islands- my own little small town of Gananoque. After the gorgeous photos at Heart Island and a very enjoyable cruise with Gananoque […]
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I was absolutely thrilled when my friend Laura called me and asked if I would be willing to travel as far as London Ontario to photograph their wedding. I couldn’t imagine a nicer couple to celebrate with on their wedding day. Every moment of the day was special, surrounded by family and loved ones. It was […]
This week I had the opportunity to work with a friend and very talented jewelry designer, Lily MonsterMeat ( www.LilyMonsterMeat.com ). For those more conservative of my friends, don’t let the scary name throw you, she’s actually a total sweetheart, with a crazy awesome creative spirit. She set up the photoshoot at Bon Eco Designs in the quaint village of Tamworth, Ontario, where they specialize in gorgeous upcycled items- both artistic and functional. Most of the items in the background of the shoot are designed by the owners, Hans and Carolyn and are available in their shop,. They are very supportive of the community and local artists- so if you’re in the Kingston area, it’s worth the short drive North. The belts in this shoot are designed by Jake S Baer.
Special thanks to fellow Photogs on site, Cathy Burrell at lights edge, Los Tha Don LTD Photography & Design, & Bic E Dee Holly J. Also, Thanks to Jo Plumridge, Make Up Artist, and our awesome models, Arielle, Kelsea and Tiffany. It’s amazing what a small group of local artists can accomplish when we work together!
This dividing wall was made entirely from tires:
My personal favourite piece, an upcycled Mac, made into a hanging lamp.
Another fabulous belt by Jake Baer. Unique Stone Pendant necklace by Lily MonsterMeat.
An amazing piece of art created entirely out of used tires:
A portrait against the tire wall:
They’ve even created some funky clothing out of tires:
These photos are taken in the city of Holguin, Cuba. We ate at a 3rd story restaurant, so as I walked down the stairs on the outside of the building, I took the opportunity to frame this street from more than one vantage point. I find it interesting how each one tells a story of the city in a different way.
The first story to me is about architecture and the layout of the street, the second about the life and people of the city, and the latter photo is more about the man standing in his outdoor shop. Although I love all three for different reasons- I think I prefer the third- where the focus is more on an individual. Perhaps it’s because am primarily a portrait photographer, I am drawn to capture images of people more than scenery. What do you see in these images, and are you partial to a particular point of view?
On another note, Personal shops like this are everywhere in the city. We were told by our tour guide that Private businesses have been allowed for the last few years. The buildings are old, but still so beautiful. The people are very friendly- it’s worth it to take time away from the resort to go exploring the local streets.