Thursday, February 2, 2012

24/7 Blog: 24 Things I Did Instead of Shooting For This Blog

I'd like to get the fact that it's been a "little" while since my last blog post out of the way. 
There it is. It's been awhile. 
I've been beating myself up enough about it over the last few months that I don't think it's necessary to display that kind of self-inflicted abuse in front of you.
Firstly I'd like to thank my nearest and dearest for all of the guilt trips, the whiny voices and sad-eyed looks that said "it's a pity you stopped blogging", because I took those pitiful glances as a kind of compliment, thankful that there are at least a few of you who enjoyed my weekly typological photography blogging.
The photo above is a quick list I scribbled out of 24 things I did instead of take pictures for this here blog. I'm almost positive that I've accomplished more than 24 measly things in the last 7 months, but nonetheless, those are the first 24 I could think of (turns out cheap tequila makes it onto more than just my grocery list)
So although I can't guarantee that I will be continuing with the "24/7" concept of shooting a roll of 35mm film a week, I can promise to start posting more on here about what kinds of work I've been doing (personally and professionally). 
ALORS MES AMIS, let us begin.
A great new addition to my photography life has been shooting as a contributing photographer for Fashion East. This is a Halifax-based street style blog that my good friend Krista Comeau asked me to be a part of. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to shoot for a blog collaboratively with photographer friends who's work I admired. 
Here are some of my favorite pictures I've taken for the blog:
Fashion East:

Shooting for a street style blog has been a great way to break in my new camera. Right around the time when we were starting up Fashion East, I was in the market for a new DSLR. I have to give credit to the Canon Rebel that carried me through countless school and work assignments, but I really had outgrown it. Truth be told, it was as soon as I took a few snaps from behind Riley's 5d, the love affair with my tried-and-true starter camera was nearing its end.
Nowadays you can see me walking the blustery streets of Halifax searching out street style subjects with my 5d MkII slung across my body, not unlike the way a mother slings a precious newborn across her chest. My new camera re-invigorated my love for shooting digitally.
Regardless, I'll never lose my love for the look of film, and in the past few months I was still shooting rolls including some medium format:

The Coast:
One of the most fun covers I've shot for The Coast was during Pride Week. Loukas at The Coast let me have free reigns as far as concept and so this is what I came up with:

I was really excited when fellow Fashion East contributor Christina Arsenault asked me to submit some photos for a group show for Nocturne of self portraits done by local female photographers. The beautiful poster for the event was designed by Colleen Sweeney, who also designed our Fashion East logo.
Here is one of the images I submitted to the show:

So you see? I was just busy doing other things with my cameras. I'm back now though, and I'm so glad to have this blog as yet another creative outlet.
Thanks for dropping by!
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  1. you're awesome! never beat up on yourself! xoxoxo

  2. You have accomplished so much since you last posted! Nobody could blame you for occupying yourself in other ways. We all need a break and a little inspiration and it looks like you've found yours.
    Gimmie more!

  3. I love your photos!my favorite
    is the girl in white socks.I adore her

  4. Do you do family photo sessions??

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