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…

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,…

The City at Night Photo Series

I'm continuously looking for a shot. As I live and work downtown Toronto, everything is a possible subject. Back alley. An odd angle on a building. How the light hits a bridge at night.

Day 1 of WayHome Festival in Photos with alt-j, Future Islands, The Decemberists and Neil Young

What a day. I'll be posting photos from the inaugural WayHome Festival for the next couple days. Having a photo pass makes an adventure with beauty friends and wild bands (read: alt-j, Neil Young, The Decemberists, Gaslight Anthem, and Future Islands) that much more wild. Here are some snaps from Day 1 of WayHome. Click…

Shooting the Shit at Nite Owl Barber Shop

This one was a pleasure. I first met Brian Hurson briefly when he was a barber at Crows Nest Barbershop. Like any good barber, he had this air about him. Passionate. Dedicated. Mustachioed. And, from what I heard, was damn skilled with a straight razor. Trained in Dublin at the prestigious Waldorf Barbershop, Brian recently…

Before You Say “I Do,” Travel the World with Your Lover

"Take that person [you love] and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world…. And if when you come back to JFK and you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.” That nugget of pure wisdom is from none other…

Woodhouse Beer Photo Shoot

I have some rad buddies. And I'm not just saying that. Tattoo artists. Musicians. New York Times illustrators. And breakthrough beer brewers. My buddy, Graham Woodhouse, started up his own titular beer company last year, Woodhouse Brewing Co. And now it's in over 70 bars in Toronto. And good bars at that. The can itself…

My Love Song to Toronto

Toronto is my muse. Here are some of my favourite shots of this great city as of late. Go explore. Would you like a print of Toronto, shop my framed photography here! To see more of my photography, go here. If you'd like to use or purchase any of my work, contact me here.

What I’ve Learned Inside a Tattoo Shop

Tattoo shops can be intimidating places. Here’s the oxymoron about tattoos: it’s an uber-personal thing that is, in turn, public. What I mean is, your choice of tattoo, be it a skull on fire or a unicorn shitting rainbows, is a form of self-expression. It’s a very personal choice. And that personal choice is then…

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…