As the final whistle blew I grabbed my camera and rushed out to document one of Toronto's largest Portuguese neighbourhoods. Moments after defeating France to win the 2016 Euro Cup, Portugal fans flooded Dundas St. West in celebration. Coughing through breaths of colourful smoke, dizzy from the heat rising up from the road, and my ears ringing from a symphony of car horns; the victory hoopla was sensory overload.Read More
Last week Magnum Photos had a print sale on their website that flooded my Instagram feed with breath-taking work by some of the legendary agency’s masters. Browsing through the website reminded me how much these photographs by those photographers were and always will be my biggest inspiration, and why I got into photography in the first place.
So I called up my buddy Cal and together we went on a morning walk through Toronto’s financial district. I need to get back to shooting the streets again. I miss it so much.Read More
A few weeks ago I reached out to radio personality Miss Ange and asked her if she would like to come in for a portrait shoot. It was not long after radio station FLOW 93.5 let three female hosts go, Miss Ange being one of them. Although I’ve only known Angeline personally for the past two years or so, I have no doubt that this will mark the beginning of something else for her, just as good if not better.
We had some laughs and had a bit of a dance party at the studio. Oh yes, and took some photos. Take a look at one of the most vibrant, fun people I’m lucky to know!Read More
Up until few days ago I was pretty disappointed as we thought this “vacation” to be everything we needed. Family, friends, hot weather and some well deserved rest. The parents of you reading this are probably laughing out loud now and that’s ok. We know that when you have an infant (or a toddler/kid/preteen/teenager), there is no rest. I guess “change of scenery” is the better term to use. With all honesty, I’m over the disappointment at this stage. Life doesn’t wait for you and things like that happen. Sometimes you win and other times you lose. And that’s ok.
From here to there I managed to snap a few shots during our strolls. In fact, the mundane, repeating schedule we had here made me notice a few interesting things about the place and culture I come from. Israel is a place you need to love unconditionally, especially if you grew up there. It can be both beautiful and ugly at the same time, the people can be extremely warm but yet surprisingly harsh, and the beautiful hot weather will sometimes put you on edge. Knowing all of that, puts everything in perspective for me. Although I never know how really feel every time I go back, leaving is always painful.Read More