Archive for the ‘inspiration’ Category


Online Gallery of my show

May 25, 2010

I’ve posted an online gallery of the Polo Motion photos from my current show at Snowball Gallery.  If you haven’t had a chance to see the show, you can view the images here.  You can also use this site to order prints from the show.  Simply enter the size of print you would like in the comments section, and click the ADD button.  When you’ve finished making your selection, click the SUBMIT MY ORDER button and fill out the form.  I’ll email you to confirm your order.

I’ve had a few queries about the very reasonable print prices for these images.  I debated whether to offer limited editions, at higher prices, but in the end opted for non-editioned prints, and a lower price point. I feel that I would rather have more people able to purchase prints and enjoy them on their walls.

This weekend is the last chance to see the show in person!  Snowball Gallery is open Thursday – Sunday, at 1690 Queen Street West.

BTW, this online gallery is a Lightroom template from Lightroom Galleries, and it’s available as a free download (donationware).


Show Announcement!

April 12, 2010

Nadia Cheema and I are having a show of new photographs at the Snowball Gallery on Queen Street West, near Roncesvalles.  The show is titled Stillness and Motion, and features Nadia’s haunting Irish landscapes, and my abstract images of the game of Polo.  They make an interesting contrast.  Please come to the opening if you can, or drop by during the month of May.  Here’s the invite:

Hope to see you on the 6th!


On Being A Professional Artist

March 25, 2010

I’m very pleased to announce this new workshop, taught by my long-time friend Wayne Dunkley.  This workshop is for anyone interested in pursuing photography or new media as a fine art.  Wayne will guide you through the often confusing world of galleries, arts councils, foundations, and schmoozing the art scene.  He will explain the importance of your Artist Statement, and Project Proposal.  You’ll have an opportunity to start writing your own Artist Statement and receive feedback on it.

Wayne will share the knowledge he’s acquired through 20 years as a working artist in Photography and New Media, as well as his experiences with funding organizations as both an artist and a jury member.  This is going to be an amazing workshop!  I’ve posted a detailed outline and schedule for the day here.

Workshop Date: Saturday, April 24     Location: My studio in Downtown Toronto

Workshop fee:  $210 (incl. GST) ($100 deposit to register)

Contact me here to register:


The Creative Nude… by Struan…new date!

March 24, 2010

This workshop was a great hit last month!  Everyone involved had a fun time, and some great photographs were made!  So Struan has decided to run it again!

The (very full) day will start with a presentation and shooting demo by Struan, where he will explain how he shoots, works with models, and produces his unique and provocative nude studies.  He’ll work with our models, showing a variety of lighting set-ups and shooting styles.

We’ll take a brief lunch break (served in the studio), then you’ll have a chance to apply what you’ve learned!  We’ll break up into small groups to photograph the models on a variety of sets.  Struan (and I) will be on hand to offer suggestions, help with lighting and answer questions.  At the end of the day review your work and hold a brief critique.  Here’s a PDF with the complete workshop details.

Workshop Date: Sunday, May 30   9:30 – 6:30            Location: My studio in Downtown Toronto

Workshop Fee:  $350 (+gst) includes Lunch ($100 deposit to reserve a space)

There are limited spaces in this workshop, and  it will be popular, so enroll soon!  Contact me below to enroll:


Poured Resin Workshop

January 20, 2010

This very exciting workshop will teach you one of the hottest looks in fine art photography right now.  It consists of a method to mount photographic prints on artist’s boards, then enclose them in a poured resin finish.  It  looks as if the prints were coated in molten glass.  It’s a great way to present and enhance your work!  And best of all, it’s a technique you can do at home with some basic materials and know-how.

Talia Shipman will once again lead this workshop.  She’s perfected this technique through years of trial and error, and you will benefit from her experience as she demonstrates the technique and guides you through creating your own finished artwork.  You’ll provide us with an image, and we’ll make an 11×14 print which you will mount and resin coat during the workshop.  You’ll love the results!

You’ll also receive a step-by-step guide with photographs and a materials list so that you can do this technique on your own at home. It’s a fun process and the results are quite stunning! If you’d like to see some samples I have them here in my studio, so give me a call or e-mail and drop by and see them.  Here’s a PDF with more information about the workshop.

Workshop Date:  Sunday, April 25      9:30 – 5:00

Location: My studio (downtown Toronto)

Workshop Fee: $360 incl. materials (& gst)

Advanced registration and $100 deposit is required, so contact me here:


One click “aged photo”

April 25, 2008

I’m not usually one for “one-click” solutions, but this is just too cool.  Upload a jpeg to this site, press the button and shazam… instant antique photo!  Then if you want you can grab the resulting image from the site.  (yes, the site’s in Japanese, but it’s pretty simple to understand)  Here’s an example



Have fun!


Another Great CAPIC event for students!

February 6, 2008

CAPIC invites its Student Members (and welcomes all new members joining today) to the premier event called the The CAPIC Student Portfolio Review. Four Art Directors from Advertising, Editorial and Publishing will be reviewing the portfolios, one-on-one with each student. A great opportunity to ask questions and get great advice on what’s working and how to take your portfolio to the next level. It’s on May 10, but reserve now.. it will fill up quickly.


Random Inspiration!

February 5, 2008

Stumbled on a great online mag!! AnOther Magazine…. great photos, some very edgy, many inspirational.  I’ve just started to explore, but the shots of Tilda Swinton are amazing. Enjoy!

%d bloggers like this: