Tuesday, February 26, 2013

50th Wedding Anniversary!

That's right, Fifty years of loving and living together!
These days, more and more couples are into alternative living arrangements: common-law, "shacking-up", open relationships, etc. The fact is, couples are not cementing their partnerships by getting married. Statistically,  50% of marriages end in divorce. So it is quite rare these days for two people to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary in fine style, in good health, and with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as with friends from Canada, the Philippines, and from around the world.
It was indeed a privilege to take part in this rare feat of a  celebration! Please click here for more photos!

Friday, February 22, 2013

"... exploring the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual"

To This Day is a project based on a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan: (http://www.shanekoyczan.com) called “To This Day”, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.

Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. We can give them a starting point... A message that will have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying.

Animators and motion artists brought their unique styles to 20 second segments that will thread into one fluid voice.
This collaborative volunteer effort demonstrates what a community of caring individuals are capable of when they come together.
Watch the call for entries here: https://vimeo.com/56131212


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

iPhone Diaries #564: Onion heart

Green onion piece at the end of a chopstick, in a bowl of  menu item #P1  Pho House Special, at Pho Saigon, the best Pho place in Guelph. $7 of heaven in a bowl. Feb 19th.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

LX3 Diaries #563: woman in the window

a detail from the image below
Original shot: 12.8mm (35 equivalent: 60mm)1/640 f4.0, ISO400. Kingston Road, The Beaches, Toronto. Feb 16th.

iPhone Diaries #562: woman at the window

Kingston Road, The Beaches, Toronto. Feb 16th.

Friday, February 15, 2013

"when Hayley proposed to Karlee"

I responded to a Want ad on Craigslist for a videographer to document a marriage proposal. Hayley, a stand-up comic who has performed in many venues, was planning on proposing to Karlee, onstage at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club in Toronto.
I jumped at the opportunity to hone my skills in a situation where retakes is not an option, and where stage lighting would be tricky and recording the audio would be a challenge. I can read up on how to do this but there's nothing more exhilirating than just jumping in.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

iPhone Diaries #561: Rob

A portrait should always reflect, hint at the very least, the sensibilities of the subject. Rob is a modern-day photographer with the sensibilities of the classic B&W portrait photographers of the early 19th-to-mid 20th century. Think Speed Graphics and Rolleiflexes.
iPhone 4S using PS Express, Be Funky, Snapseed, and finally, Photoshop CS6. Feb 14th

iPhone Diaries #560: Coffee with Rhoadie

Weekend morning coffee with family, the long shadows of a February early morning sun, and Rhoadie, the gentle Ridgeback. Feb 9th.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Belles of the Ball

Memories from the 2011 Emma-Rose Enchanted Ball. This biennial event will once again be celebrated this year on October 25th. Tickets are now available at here.

iPhone Diaries #559: "the Proposal"

The stage at Yuk Yuk's (Toronto) for a go-with-the-flow video gig with a surprise twist. Should be a lot of fun, hoping the audio is decent. Stay tuned for the video that is currently being edited, coming up soon! Feb 12th.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013