Latest gig: The Weeknd x Junos after-party with Hadisworld

I recently had the opportunity to photograph the official after party for Juno winner The Weeknd. This night was made possible by Hadi Teherany. A crazy night for sure. After Abel's performance and successful night at the Juno's, the party started.

Fresh off The Weeknd's successful night at the Junos, Maison Mercer was LIVE! The Weeknd not only won R&B/Soul Recording of the Year but also Artist of the Year.  


Be sure to check out Hadi's Instagram for more upcoming events , click HERE

Exploring : Camp 30

Over the last year or so, I have found a new style of photography that I have a deep passion for. Most people know it as “Urban Exploring". This can be anything from checking out abandoned buildings or getting onto roofs of condos in the downtown core.

In my latest adventure, some friends and I checked out Camp 30. Located in Bomanville, ON. It is an abandoned POW camp where they once held german soldiers. This was the closest Canada ever came to WWII.

Camp 30 is a very common place to explore not only for photographers/videographers , but as well just for people to see history. As you can see in the video I created, the camp has been beaten down quite a bit. Which creates many opportunities and ideas.

Camp 30 is made up of several buildings scattered across a large property. Each building has a very eerie feeling as you can almost feel the history. There are holding cells, a cafeteria, gymnasium and much more. Each building also has tunnels connecting to every other building, this can make for some very scary exploring.

Being a photographer, my goal is to make the audience being able to make a grasp of the feeling of the photo. Getting the shots at Camp 30 can be challenging for a few reasons. Most buildings are boarded up and locked down, this creating poor lighting conditions.

Here is a little video I threw together, hope you enjoy it!




A visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario

Living in Toronto, one place I have never been to but have always wanted to was the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) The thing that has always intrigued me was the architecture. Although I have never really been into paintings and such, I have always respected art in any form.


 Shot with 14mm 2.8 

Shot with 14mm 2.8 

One of my favourite displays was this beautiful room with several paintings. This shot was taken on a overhead lookout of the room. Thought it created a different perspective. 

I couldn't help but notice of how every person in the gallery looks at each piece differently. It is very interesting to see. If you haven't visited the AGO, I highly recommend it!


Stay tuned for more!



Collabo : SBC x 6ixside

After recently doing a collaboration with 6ixside Clothing, I wanted peeps to know about where it started. I decided to chat with the founder of 6ixside, Richard R. It went a little something like this..

Photo by Zach Bird


Cam : Introduce yourself!

Richard : My name is Richard, 26 year old entrepreneur from Toronto, Canada. Born and raised in the city, lived in the westend most of my life, love the culture and the diversity this city has to offer.


Cam : How did 6ixside come together?

Richard : The term was coined by Drake and Jimmyfromthe6 last summer, referring to Toronto/416 as "the 6". I knew the city would love that reference just as how Tdot caught on. I liked the idea and saw a opportunity to create a brand, a love for the shared through a new meaning and reference. I created the logo actually weeks before Drake dropped his ovo line, but did some final tweeks and a sample shirt made. Started to share it through instagram and see the response, then created more shirts and the story unfolds. 


Cam : Are you surprised with the rapid success?

Richard : The rapid growth and following surprises me, but at the same time people from Toronto love to represent our city. If this new wave of "the 6" is here, you can assure the people of Toronto will let the world know who we are.


Cam : Do you have any further plans for different gear?

Richard : Yes. We have a few different designs coming up and some new items for spring 2015. With the addition of snapbacks, tank tops, sweatpants and shorts and much more.


Cam : Where do you see 6ixside in the near future?

Richard : 6ixside Clothing will be hosting a few pop up shops in the city through 2015. First one will be at Ryerson University on March 18th. Some other festivals throughout the summer and a exclusive one weekend pop up shop in the hear of the city.

If you're looking to rep the 6! Grab your gear here!

Photos @snappedbycam