Posted on April 24, 2013
Turns out I have a shit-ton of photos of Katie. Makes sense, seeing that we’ve been together for the past—well, shit—almost 9 years. This isn’t meant to be a gushy post about my unwavering love (albeit, it’s there) for the lady, but to show the many faces of Kate. All of them beautiful in their own way. In the I’m-just-Kate kind of way. Some irreverent. Some odd. Some cute. Some pensive. Some overjoyed.
Anyway, enjoy the various faces of Katie—in black and white.
Posted on March 10, 2013
Quickly apparent on this website, I like photography. Adore even. Maybe not quite as apparent, but I also enjoy Instagram. (Who doesn’t?) Anyway, here’s a collection of some of my favourite shots as of late from all over the place. There’s no common thread with location, style or perspective for any of these shots, save for Instagram filters. That’s about it. So enjoy!
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To see more of my Instagram shots (should you feel the need), click here.
Posted on January 27, 2013
by RYAN BOLTON, originally published in Chill Magazine
Gentleman, facial hair is here to stay. Why? Well, in part, because celebrities made them cool again. (Read: George Clooney and his salt-and-pepper moneymaker and even Brad Pitt and that odd billy goat thing he was rocking). And, let’s admit it, we can be a little lazy at times, shaving every day sucks and it’s cold outside. There’s been a welcomed resurgence in the everyday stubble (thank you, Gosling). The mustache has its own dedicated month (thank you, Movember). And, not to forget, the classic beard popping up on A-listers all over the red carpet. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment of the resurgence, but while there won’t be any playoff beards (single tear) we still have Zach Galifianakis to keep our spirits high and our faces warm for these winter months.
Ryan Gosling and the Pretty Boy Beard
Gosling is able to make anything look good. Three-piece suits, magazine covers, poor boy caps, crushing skulls in elevators and sporting overgrown stubble on the cheeks. With a long angular face, Gosling is able to add a layer of well-maintained scruff while keeping the jawline pronounced. It gives him the “rugged” part in his patented pretty-boy-yet-rugged look.
Should you rock it?
Sure. This one is the easiest because you can also pass it off as being slightly lazy. Five o’clock shadow is dreamy and all, but a little more scruff gives you the “Yeah, I haven’t shaved for the past week, and I look damn fine” look. Aka. handsomely rugged. Read More
Posted on January 2, 2013
Posted on December 22, 2012
It’s been another great year for live shows. Especially in Toronto. Outside of Toronto, Osheaga this year was easily the best festival I’ve ever been to. Black Keys, Bloc Party, Sigur Ros, Florence and the Machine, Santigold, MGMT, Passion Pit, and, of course, Snoop Lion. It was beautiful. Anyway, back in Toronto, here are my top 5 shows that I saw with blogTO.
FLAMING LIPS / YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE / JUNE 16
This one is easy. It was a perfect June night. Thousands descended upon Yonge-Dundas Square. Confetti littered the air. Wayne Coyne crawled atop of the boisterous crowd in a human-sized hamster ball. And in a classy but sombre tribute, Coyne et al. remembered Radiohead’s drum tech who died earlier that day when the main stage collapsed at Downsview Park by playing “Knives Out.”
SIGUR ROS / ECHO BEACH / AUGUST 1
Truly unlike any other concert I saw all year, this was the most arresting live show I made it out to. A haunting beauty that, at times, brought near silence to the thousands gathered at Echo Beach. If you were there, you know. Read More
Posted on December 8, 2012
It’s been a fantastic fucking year. Truly has. And although I had my camera (and all my photos) stolen in Ecuador in March, it was a great year to bring the camera along. Here are some of my favourite shots from the past year, including trips to New York City, Boston, Vermont and Montreal. Anyway, here’s to 2012 and looking forward to shooting in 2013. Enjoy.
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Posted on November 28, 2012
I just came across these shots of Times Square from our trip in the summer. Its one of those instances in that these shots immediately transfer me back to the moment they were taken. A flood of savoury memories. That inexplicable glee. That sense of odd wonder standing there in the middle of this lunacy.
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