Toronto Photographer

Cranes and Sunsets

These past few weeks have been pretty insane to say the least. Recently moving into Toronto has given me more reasoning to get out there and shoot. On my latest adventure with one of my good friends Zach Bird  , we brought along with us Toronto Model/Photographer  Danya Maclean.  I always enjoy shooting with new people, and this was no different. 

We decided to hit up one of our favourite spots to catch the sunset, and it did not disappoint. 

We arrived to our spot around 7:45 pm. We aimed to get there for this time so we could capture the golden hour, as well as the sunset. The Golden hour creates very nice light and shadows for portraits, Zach took full advantage of the opportunity.

After shooting from the roof, we wanted to get just a tad higher. We then went up the crane. Where some of my favourite shots from the day were taken.

Big ups to Danya for climbing up the ladder! After this shot I noticed the cotton candy skies coming in, I was just a tad excited!

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Hope you enjoyed this series! With the summer just getting into gear, expect many more to come.

 

SBC

 

 

Caution!

On my most recent adventure once again to the roofs, and I can honestly say as I am writing this my legs are feeling very weak. Another climb of a 60+ floor building can really make you question your body shape. The climbs are always painful, but the views are always rewarding enough for me to keep climbing.

This mini series is a combination of 2 buildings, kind of in the same area but with different architecture. 

Construction sites can sometimes be a challenge to shoot due to a lot of safety fences blocking your view, but what I see is a playground waiting to be discovered.

This concludes the mini series! Wish I could share more info hehe.

SBC.

 

 

en route : Montreal

One of my favourite things about being a Photographer is exploring new cities. Late this week, my friends and I decided to take a road trip to Montreal, Quebec. I've always had an interest in visiting, but have never had the chance to. 

Our trip started late Friday night, we left Toronto at 10pm. Our plan was to get into Montreal for sunrise. We arrived into Montreal around 4:30am , leaving us plenty of time to find a spot to take some photos. Unfortunately it was quite an overcast morning. 

We decided to go to Mount Royal Park, a great lookout spot for the skyline of downtown Montreal. It was very cold and windy, and let's just say I was not very prepared for the cold. None the less, I was quite happy with some of the images I managed to capture. 

With it being a very cloudy sunrise, I was a little bummed but it made for some very detailed clouds. 

After catching up with some much needed sleep, we continued our day into the heart of the city. I was actually quite surprised on the downtown core. It was a very clean and beautiful city!

Being from Toronto, I'm used to seeing 70+ floor buildings. Montreal is a much smaller city, but that didn't stop me from getting on a roof. 

I was told by a few people that checking out Old Montreal is a must. I've always had interest in photographing old architecture. The small details in some of the buildings were truly amazing.

Montreal is a city that I would love to visit again, as I did not see as much as I would have liked. All I want to do is travel and see the world. 

Stay tuned for more!

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!