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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

 

 

Vertigo

Yet another rooftop series, but with a new twist. I recently picked up a 14mm ultra wide angle lens primarily for shoots just like this. I decided to revisit one of my favourite look out points, lucky enough for me I was able to visit this time during the day (which is a first for me). There were several shots I had in mind that I wanted to capture, and there were a few that came along with ideas from some of my friends.

14mm on a full frame camera is beautiful. These are some look down shots I have always wanted to capture but is impossible to do without this lens.

This is a spot I have always wanted to visit during the day as the view is quite breathtaking. Unfortunately with recent events with some younger crowds visiting and damaging the property, this spot is out of question now.

Hope you all enjoy the photos! Hopefully they give you some sort of feeling ;)

 

Lens in the clouds

If you asked me a few months ago to scale these kind of heights, I would say you were crazy. Rooftopping has taken storm over the last year or so in Toronto. Whether being done for photography or just taking in a view of the downtown core, it's quite the adrenaline rush.

Recently, I revisited one of my favourite spots in the city. Usually I wouldn't be so hyped to get back and see the same view, but my from my own personal growth in my photography I wanted to recapture the view.

The plan was to get to the lookout for sunrise, but some hiccups along the way changed the plans. An old saying really holds true "A picture doesn't quite do justice". It's something you really have to see in person.

One of my favourite shots from the shoot. I wanted to get a light trail of the cars on the highway. As you would imagine being up this high creates some challenges in taking long exposures, mainly high winds.

The main reason why this is my favourite spot is because you have a 360 degree view of the city, which allows you to capture everything.

We got lucky to get a pretty nice evening, considering the last time I was at this spot it was about -20 with the windchill. It was a decently warm evening with the beautiful moon behind us, as you can see here!

Hope you enjoyed the read + photos!

 

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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