Shooting Toronto’s Flatiron at Night

Cold as balls. Check. Late at night. Check. Lots of snow to make setting up a tripod a challenge. Check. Every time I drive pass Toronto's flatiron building—known as the Gooderham Building (1892), which is actually older than New York's flatiron—I want to jump out and grab a shot. Instead, I waited until it was -10…

Old Montreal

Montreal, a Love Song

Kathryn and I are heading back to Montreal tomorrow. This time, as a mini-honeymoon. (Yes, photos to come of the wedding day). Here's an article I published in Chill magazine this summer, and only fitting for why we love Montreal so much. by RYAN BOLTON Oh, Montreal, you sweet and seductive vixen. You with your…

The Top 10 Coolest Workplaces. Maybe Ever.

A new piece just published in Chill magazine. If you’re reading this at work, it’s best you take a deep breath and maybe go for a walk. Otherwise, life might become temporarily frustrating. We present to you the coolest workplaces on Earth. (Seriously, you should probably leave your cubicle right now and find a place…

Adventures in Detroit 11

More Detroit. More Downtrodden Beauty.

I never got around to fully editing all of my shots from our Detroit adventure. As such, here are some of the b-roll shots. In case you missed the first batch of photos and a little story about Detroit, please go here. Detroit is on the mend. At least that's what I'm telling myself. Such a…

Police officer in Detroit

Detroit: There’s Beauty in Decay

He stands alone with a mammoth building looming behind him. There are puddles at his feet. The sky has a quickened pace with beams of sun breaking through, dancing on the building. His dark sunglasses, well-kept mustache and military-grade buzzcut are a part of the uniform. His nametag reads "J. Dubois" and he is the…

Night Street Shot no. 10

Night Street Photography Session

I told myself if I was having trouble sleeping this past week, since it was so bloody hot out, I'd do some night photography. And sure enough, on Wednesday, I couldn't sleep. So I grabbed the tripod and camera and headed down to Toronto's Lake Shore to experiment with some night street photography. Not all…

PROJECT: CN Tower via Instagram Filters

Living in downtown Toronto comes with its perks, indeed. One of those advantages is having solid vantage points for shooting Toronto's iconic phallic symbol: the CN Tower. Over the past couple years, only using my iPhone and some Instagram filters, I have been taking various shots of the CN Tower, much to the chagrin of some of…