Photographing the Inca Trail: 4 Days. 2 Summits over 13,000 Feet. Some Fog & a Wonder of the New World

I just remember nodding aggressively when Rebecca and Cliff at Intrepid floated the idea: photographing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. I had no idea what was in store, how far we would be hiking in thin air, or the Peruvian weather in March. Didn't matter. I was going to photograph Machu Picchu, something I've…

Marrakech Medina in Morocco

Magic of Marrakech: A Photographic Journey Through Morocco’s Medina

Come on adventure with me into Morocco’s mysterious Marrakech. There’s a deep sense of history that you can taste. It’s vivid. The whole city mesmerizes with its deep beauty and hints of secrets around every corner and bend as the Medina snakes in and out of the souks.

PHOTO SET: Sunset at Dundas Peak with Emily Hope? Yes, Please.

Working with a new model is always a pleasure. And Em was a champ, even suffering from a slight cold, we hiked a good 45 minutes to one of Ontario's best views: Dundas Peak. Take in the joy of summer with this golden hour shoot with one heckuva view. Model: Emily Hope. Click any photo to…

Trippy & Weird: Portraits with Fox

There's something to be said about style. About how one carries themself. How we showcase who we are, physically, to the world. Fox has style for days. For millennia. He comes by it honestly, drips with cool. The best part is this is my first session shooting with Elite Models Toronto. Beyond pumped. Can't wait…

Two Shoots. Three lenses. And the Beautiful Helena.

Life has been a whirlwind. Photographing WayHome Music Festival. Bathing in the love of a really close friend's wedding (congrats, Heather and Steve!). New office move. Featured on a new photography podcast (check it out, mom!). Quick vacation up in Muskoka, a heavenly gift. And bookended with another major festival that I'm shooting for the…

Bestival with Grimes, Tame Impala, Jamie xx and The Cure

The best festival is about the overall experience. What you really get out of it. Bestival always leaves me content. Satisfied. At peace. Otherworldly. Here are my favourite shots from the 2-day festival with Jamie xx, Tame Impala, Grimes (in my top 5 albums of 2015), and The Cure (a go-to favourite of mine growing up). A…

How Instagram Made Me a Better Photographer

In early May of 2011, I posted my first photo to Instagram. It was a shot of my then-girlfriend-now-wife, sun-drenched, waiting for the streetcar. In truth, a typical shot for any Torontonian waiting for the lacklustre TTC. That photo hasn't received any likes. I'm not sure how many people followed me at that point. Probably null,…

Smoking with Kiana

Kiana and I have been wanting to work together for a while now. After a good five months of discussion and planning, we were able to make it work. A purely creative piece for the both of us, we did as we wanted for locations, styling and direction. So we went out in -5 degree…

A Portrait of 2015: Friends, Bandits and Rock Stars

It's become a tradition. For the last few years I've posted my favourite portraits of that respective year. Like 2014. And 2013. This year got gnarly. To be paid for photo gigs now was the biggest difference of 2015. As the teens say, blessed. But seriously, I fucking love to shoot. Here are some of…

Chris & Katlyn Get Married And It’s Freaking Wonderful

I was a part of a special day. Having had the opportunity to shoot a number of weddings (and be a part of my own), it's touching to be in the bridal party. One of my oldest pals—and truly, I recall when we ate lunch together in Grade 3, and his hair hasn't changed much—was married on…