Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Toronto Strobists Group Challenge 12

July 25, 2009

15 photographers, 3 models, 2 makeup artists, 2 bikes inside, 1 car, a warehouse plus lots of strobists gear and what do you get? A Toronto Strobists Group Meetup.

Model: Dan
Makeup Artists: Christina & Karolina


Model: Avrel
Makeup Artists: Christina & Karolina

Model: Shaifa
Makeup Artists: Christina & Karolina

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Sujeeone gets married

A fellow photographer Sujee got married this past weekend. I was not the TOG but was inspired by Jeff Ascough to try shooting with a prime all night long.






Sunday Salsa @ Six Degrees

July 20, 2009

Sunday night was the opening night for Salsa Sunday @ Six Degrees.

Salsa lessons to start the night by Oscar and Tania

Then it was dance the night away with music by DJ Kruz





Friday, 17 July 2009

Waste of a street closure

July 17, 2009

Just for Laughs makes it way to Toronto for its 3rd year. I believe that last year's show started after Montreal's ended. So the same crew and events from Montreal performs in Toronto for the free street festival.

Yonge street - one of the busiest streets in Toronto was closed for the festival. Last year - it was worth it.

The green bug - from 2008

The dueling drummers - from 2008


Fireworks - from 2008

This year we get:
2009 - Guys with Balloons...

Don't know if the lack of the big parade is because of the Toronto City Workers Strike or because the crew is still in Montreal due to the concurrent festival dates...

But what a waste of a street closure - why close down Yonge Street if there is not going to be a big parade. Big disappointment for me this year - especially after the great shows from last year.

Cadence Showing and Official Launch Party, City Connect: Vancouver/Toronto

July 15-16, 2009

I had wonderfully time taking part in a self produced show from a Toronto based dance company – Cadence. They specialize in progressive contemporary ballet.

The show included dancers and choreographers from Vancouver and Toronto. The performance was staged at The Winchester Street Theatre – a converted church with beautiful stain glass windows. Too bad they had to be covered for the show.

Choreography by Courtnae Bowman and Donald Sales.

Since I failed the dance auditions – I got to take the pictures :-) Below are some photos from the rehearsal and performance.





Sunday, 12 July 2009

Salsa on St. Clair street festival

July 11, 2009

I missed out on the festival last year, this year, I decided to catch the Sat. events. I wanted to test out the newly repaired D2x - the sensor was replaced by Nikon just last week. Everything seems to be working. Also trying out a new workflow on the back end.

Results can be seen below:

Performance by Dance to Live Student Group

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Talent Defined 2009

June 27, 2009

Show time for the annual Talend Defined showcase and I was invited to take part in the show as the offical photographer. If you didn't get to go, you missed a great show but there is always next year and you can see a brief slice of the show below.

From the Talent Defined website:
"Talent Defined is an annual showcase of emerging and professional dance companies and choreographers.

The event is sponsored by City Dance Corps for the purpose of promoting and supporting local dance companies and choreographers and sharing their art forms with the community. Talent Defined provides an opportunity to present new work to a welcoming audience in a professional venue.

Since 2004, Talent Defined has been showcasing cutting edge dance works in all styles of dance including Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet, Salsa, Tango, Break Dance, Belly Dance, African Dance and Aerial Dance to name a few."