Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Blog New Website!

Happy New Year!

And with every new year comes new beginning. With an even fancier pantsier new website, I've decided to keep the new blog more closely attached and move away from Blogger.

I hope you'll join along in our new adventures there - starting off with the amazing puppeteer and talented performer Frank Meschkuleit from the video above.

All the very best of 2014!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

 It's been a wonderful year and we're looking very forward to 2014.

All the very best of Christmas Day and of course a very Happy New Year!

Friday, December 13, 2013

401 Richmond Gallery 44 Exhibition

It was really nice to show a couple of pieces (from the White Dress/Red Umbrella series) at Gallery 44 at the 401 Richmond building along side some very talented photographers. Lots of great artwork still to be had - last day is tomorrow!

Happy Friday the 13th....

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Movember 2013 with Jules

Click images to see them larger - go on! They look better that way!

For the last couple of years, we've done some fun Movember projects and didn't want this year to slip by on us without doing something cool.

So we decided to invite people to shout out on our Facebook page to nominate the spiffiest 'stache in their network. Thanks to Eve for pushing Jules and his snazzy nose neighbour out into the spotlight! 

As soon as he stepped into the studio we discovered we have a lot in common - I photograph a   lot of musicians and as it happens, Jules works with a lot of them as well. Check out roundtableradio.ca for podcasts, reviews and interviews with newer and more established musical acts both in Toronto and beyond....

Thanks also of course to everyone else who participated by nominating a groovy moustache from their inner circle.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

TVOKids Reading Rangers eBook: The Mayor's Muffins

Update: we're proud to share that our Tumbleweed's Yard Sale eBook has just been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award (formerly Gemini) as a Digital Media Nominee in the category: Best Cross-Platform Project.

Back in August there was a post about a Reading Rangers eBook we photographed for local Ontario television studio TVO for their TVOKids division.

And now that our rhyming is in good shape from the last eBook, we're all set to get to work on some tongue-twisting fun with the recent release of The Mayor's Muffins (...yes, bean muffins...) available free for Apple and Android devices. Download the eBook to find out how to master tongue-twisters with Cookie's famous precious, peppy, puffy bean muffins!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

White Dress: Creative Portrait Photography Toronto

Click images to see them larger - go on! They look better that way!
[Update: a couple of these pieces are now showing at Gallery 44 in the 401 Richmond building for a short time!]

This is the stuff I love to do....

The new element here was being ready to shoot at day break. Some swear by morning light, but during summer in Toronto, that means you're set up, ready & shooting as the sun is coming up somewhere between 5:00 - 6:00am. Luckily in October you can get an extra hour of sleep, but the trade off, of course, is that it's already starting to get cold. That means a well-rested (or better rested - it's still early!), but rather chilly model.

Just under 10 degrees celsius is definitely nippy for a little summer dress and a photographer constantly asking for such small adjustments from frame to frame, but Erin's pretty tough in the cold with no complaints all pinned with extra fabric everywhere. As a bit of a sissy in the cold myself, I know I would have been useless - not to mention the fact that the dress might not have suited me quite as well. Just the cut of it, I guess....

Erin Siegel is an artist and designer who also happens to model. Check out her art & design work here and her modelling portfolio here.