Thursday, January 9, 2014

Husband to Heisenberg

Last spring, I became addicted to Breaking Bad.  As a result, I spent quite a bit of time googling Bryan Cranston photos.  Once of my favourite photos below was posted on Breaking Bad's Facebook page.  So, I decided this past weekend to do a portrait shoot with my husband inspired by the photo below.

Riffing is better than replicating, so the shots that were too similar to the one above were trashed.  The photograph's beauty served as the basis for a portrait shoot that allowed me to stray from the original idea and create something different and my own.  Turning my husband into Heisenberg didn't hurt either.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

In Retrospect: My Favourite Pictures from 2013

Neil Osbourne during 5440's 50th show at the Commodore Ballroom.

The fans.
Tanis Fritz of T2 Communications shot on location at the Burrard Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. Hair and makeup by Atefeh Shojaie.

Mountain View Cemetery.
The following four pictures are part of a personal project I'm working on. 

Sebastien as Spiderman.
And Nicholas as Ironman.
CTV News Anchor, Tamara Taggart, and her kids shot for the cover of TV Week's July 20th issue.
This was probably my favourite photo from the TV Week shoot.  
Musician Dave Genn and son Beckett.
Waiting for crepes at Le Marche St. George.
Peonies at Le Marche St. George.
Devin Cuddy at the Biltmore Cabaret.
Designer Jennifer Scott of a Good Chick to Know shot for Framework Magazine.
A little detail shot I captured during Framework Magazine Shoot.
My son Sebastien making a silly face. 
Nicholas looking serious (and probably getting very impatient with this portrait shoot).
Sebastien was a bit more into it.
Tofino, BC.
My friend and fellow portrait photographer Linda Mackie.  One of the loveliest, most authentic (not to mention talented of course) people I know.  I wish there were more people like her.
Spanish Banks.
Main and Hastings.
Performer, Allison Riley.
The Agency Girls.
Probably my favourite moment during a recent family shoot where these three brought out their amazing masks.
Impromptu portrait of my niece at Sugar Studios.
Carnations at Finch's in Strathcona.  A very cozy coffeeshop you must visit when you are in the area.
CTV News Anchor, Tamara Taggart.
Nutritionist Diana Steele shot at Sugar Studios.

Artist Ilze Bebris in her North Vancouver studio.

James and Jasmine 
Model Rosie Silty shot for Madame Moje at Sugar Studios.
PR and communications guru Shelley McArthur shot at Sugar Studios.