2019 IN REVIEW
I thought it might be interesting to take a look back on 2019 and take a look at all of the stuff I worked on in the course of a year. There have been some huge shifts in my life and I think it comes through in a lot my work.
It was a relatively cold night in January when I got out for the first shoot of the year. Haley, who is always down for whatever I throw at her, was happy to help me put together a few images to use as a pitch for a webseries.
ft Haley Holtslander
In February I went out to Vancouver because my dad had to get a medical procedure done and my mom isn't real comfortable travelling in a different city, so I was more or less her body guard. To my surprise my parents picked the coolest possible.
I don't know a ton of people in Vancouver but luckily I got connected with Kristina and we were able to shoot at this rad location. I only had the Blackmagic and my old Zenit-E 35mm camera so I ended up with an interesting combination of work.
ft. Kristina Harnett with The Numa Network
When I got back home from Vancouver I feel like something had clicked in. I feel like this is often something that happens when I'm able to get out of Regina. This set was a change in direction that would be apparent throughout my work moving forward.
ft Beki Stilborn
I find this shoot really interesting because the first half of the shoot I spent shooting that way I would usually shoot; a hard direct light to create an edgy look. Then I started experimenting with the soft glowy look again.
ft. Haley Holtslander
If I'm not mistaken, which is entirely possible because this is mostly going by memory, I shot Autumn the next day after I did the pizza and whiskey shoot with Haley. I think at this point I was completely convinced and was ready to explore a new direction.
ft. Autumn Kroeskamp with Stray Model Management
This was my first shoot with Mariah, who is a total gem. I am starting to explore the dreamy aesthetic a little more heavily at this point. Also, the frequency of my shooting suggests that I am either very motivated or am sort of using creative projects as some sort of therapy substitute.
ft. Mariah Taylor
Warm enough to be outside, briefly. This was a quick shoot but I was really happy with it. Jackie had lent me her Lens Baby and Hennessy is always a complete joy to shoot.
ft Hennessy Klyne with Stray Model Management
The first part of the year I was in the process of moving out of my space in the Creative City Centre and the main room was more or less empty, so I was shooting fairly non-stop while I waited for the weather to warm up.
ft. Paige McKinnon with Stray Model Management
This was the first really nice day of spring and we were shooting downtown on a Saturday so Adrianna and I were lucky enough to have a strange man show us his free style rap skills.
ft. Adrianna Stadnyk with Edge Agency
I don't know Calista but she strikes me as a very wise person. I went through a phase here where I was often taping things to the wall.
ft. Calista Faith
Here's another wall taper:
This was one of the first shoots in the year where I worked with hair and make up to get a look. It certainly enhances the set a fair bit but I was just in love with the simplicity of having a model just show up and shoot.
ft. Erica Zarazun
Hair - Kristina Halwas
MU - Vanessa Fahlman