These Great theatre performers getting ready before their big show!
During a designer gown shoot for Nina Couture, I captured this beauty head shot for the Anna the Model.
About strength and standing your ground idea to this look.
The feeling that something is about to happen or has already happened with this emotion in the headshot I wanted to capture here.
A moment of reflection.
A corset victorian fashion look, while the lady becomes invested in her book and own world.
I had an idea of a mirror in your home taking your selfie in the future, and this post edit came together in my mind's eye.
A break and gearing up again.
Curiosity of what is happening in the room.
Wondering what can be and what could have been.
wanted to blend fashion corset with dress with a feeling of a victorian ghostly feel.
Shoot with fitness athlete Greg LeChance
A gorgeous pose while in a gorgeous gown.
A concept of a modern consumer look of Marie Antoinette as a corporation letting the poor have cupcakes to put a twist on the famous phrase to be attributed to her in history, 'let them eat cake.'
Nature meets High Fashion
Just feeling the sense of joy emerging from darkness.
The exterior tells us everything is in control but what lies beneath the skin and calm composure in her life?
Temptation exists all the time everywhere.
Anyone who knows me, knows I adore film, and have a special place for great Horror Films and the B ones too lol - But I digress. It made me think, what if Alfred Hitchcock had worked with Marylin Manroe and Sophia Lauren in his classic horror film, "The Birds"? That inspired this emotion filled photo from my shoot with Anna Louise Jaeger as Marylin and Dana Thody as Sophia
Combining the 50's high school vibe with a modern day aggressive punk look and captured in a way to make my friend Meaghan look like a super hero at the same time.
I have suffered from panic attics in my life and have spent years learning to find calm and balance in my mind and overall health. This photo is a little bit off in that it should be an island paradise, but you can see the anxiety in her body lines creating tense emotion and facial clenched teeth expression being stuck when she is free. There is freedom all around her, but she cannot see it trapped by her own mind and the perceptions of it. She feels imprisoned by her mind as much as she struggle to break free from the perception that something is holding her down. Even her beach house in the distance has become a a guard tower on this island of isolation and anxiety.
When fear is gone and acceptance has fully arrived, we have true and pure love. The anticipation of this moment I captured demonstrates this freedom.
Two female fire fighters in the Toronto area who are super heroes every day of the week.
Two amazing and gorgeous beauty pageant contestants who are filled with vanity to the point that they cannot even stop looking at themselves with selfie snaps in the middle of an actual shoot. some beauty and social commentary intended.
Stan, a fitness trainer and fitness athlete adding a touch of fashion and style.
In Nature during the summer, a feel of the the moment and the memory of a beautiful road trip and day under the sunshine.
Taking a look at what is coming her way.
A film noir feel of a time gone long ago.
Everyone loves TV and media and everyone looks to be a star ever since the TV was invented and placed in homes.
This black and white of a friend pic has that old cute Hollywood feel to it I think.
My friend Dana with her gentle look.
Joy captured in a moment.
My tree in my front yard is just excited for spring!
Only time will tell what happens in life.
I was thinking this would be a fantastic photoshop creation along with the fashion look photo I took to create a backdrop that matched with orange black and white colours with depth and felt like within a space capsule.
Why can only the men shake the Martini glasses as mad men of an earlier time in North America when women can as well.
What happens in an instant when fire takes someone's home away from them. - Note (People were safe and insurance paid for relocation)
Just the feeling of memories of summer in our minds conjures up different things for us all that feel incredible.
The look of curiosity and feeling caution and confidence.
The feeling of emotion and thought.
Imagining the New York city landmark of the statue of liberty coming to life as a Godess to travel and a stop in Toronto.
Fashion mystery meets the fitness world in this photo.
The dedication for strength and hope for the best health and vitality in life.
Plastic Trees of the Future and our precious environment being reduced to artwork on a wall and our connection with our past in nature.
Koren, ballet dancer and her caught in mode leap.
Gorgeous Gown and model Alicia showing off the beautiful full dress with great joy.
My Dad is Greek and my Mom is Italian. On Sunday June 17th, Greece is having a historic election to decide whether or not to remain a part of the economic union in Europe. I fear that the same vote will happen in Italy, and many other nations in Europe. So when I took this photo, I thought to myself, what if all we had left of our banking system was an illusion of safety?
Fashion meets the Hardcore Gym
Beautiful blue gown design with some zest
In this whip around over the shoulder look, Kate demonstrates her gorgeous smile!
I combined a corset worn by model and make up artist Melissa Leslie with a corset designed by Dianna of Starkers corsetry a dear local friend in Toronto with so much talent and not enough exposure. I then blended a background of a church photo I had in photoshop. And yes that is a real weight of over 100 pounds with the bar. I wanted Melissa the model to provide an organic pose while trying to look elegant in this tight Corset - Kudos to her for making it happen.
The strength needed with the balance of a fit, strong and smart caring spirit of a woman.
I captured this during a live show I was shooting in May for a friend rock opera singer Patrizia and caught this live happening above me. I did a bit of post edit work to make it photo realistic art.
Captured a friend while gazing into the distance.
Combining the sexy pin up fashion feel with baseball and past times of Americana and the amazing country to celebrate.
Because its fun to look great while also fighting crime.
Gorgeous gown worn with a positive happy flair.
Alexandra Gray posing perfectly for my supermodel Spiderwoman influenced creation.
Ever wonder what that noise was? or what is around that corner?
Taken during the sunset on Labour day.
The moment of truth when it is time to say, "i do" captured from above under the eyes of the universe and all of God and or science and or both lol - of creation.
A photo retouch I edited to give a dark view of the bridal feel.
Wishing for a magical life
The new cold world of commerce under the electronic Sunshine
looking towards the skies and surroundings reaching for peace and joy
A beauty shot taken with a soft feel.
Near Casa Loma in Toronto, The Spadina House is an elegant home perfect to compliment its castle.
Taking a look over her shoulder, Kate provides a stunning smile to brighten anyone's day.
What is happening at this old fashioned Victorian holiday party to catch the attention of the lady, Kelleth ?
A bridal look.
An older era in Hollywood Headshots
A headshot/beauty photo of Barb of Barb Wire sports webcasts starting season 2 soon.
Just imagining a moment that might have caught the person by surprise just before going out for the night to a Disco club back in the 60's.
Alicia Angus with her kind positive look.
A beautiful and polite woman with the beastly old chopper and that juxtaposition in the photo and life.
A photo taken of bodybuilder Greg LeChance a few weeks out of his next bodybuilding show.
Ready for action!
To have that lighter than a feather in love feeling and trust of another and that moment of pure joy.
Polite ladies learning in the dance world how important posture is and that struggle inside and against another in the craft. Posture in general in life for the polite woman in a society where politeness is such a fragile facade.
Days gone by and a room that represents a richness of a time where no microchips existed. A moment to step into that world for a chance to connect with life as a balance of everything in life is the key to happiness.
A mood set of despair
A beauty photo pretty in pink and spring feel new life.
Two friends of mine wearing the designs of my friend Diana that designs Corsets for Starkers Corsetry.
Holly, with a gaze into deep thought.
Normally beautifying others as a make up artist, here she sits with her radiant beauty herself in front of the lens.
The feel of an older Hollywood time period in the 60's re-born in the new century.
Where the 80's aerobic craze meets modern muscles and work out hardcore techniques for women of fitness like the fantastic Kelly!
A fashionable pose while pondering the future!
The concept here is beauty and Niki who is an artist and a model being the Hunter as well...dishevelled or is she the one with the power?
Fashionable Aerobics 3 times a Day is the concept behind this photo in which I comprised the separate posed together.
The concept of humans and our modern day needs trying to find a balance and harmony with nature.
A feeling of Joy and leap of faith into happiness.
A friend of mine nicknamed 'Pastel Supernova' for her positive energy and happy spirit was sitting across my camera one day when I just snapped this of her looking up whilst a make up artist was creating a heavy make up style. I feel the black and white and the make up style blend for a black and white glamour pin up look .
An artist looking at the future and another photo I placed within the art board and did a photo realistic art piece of that photo and combined.
Thought it would be fun to contrast the "liberty" hair look with the famous CN tower here in Toronto from the edge of a roof top.
Day dreaming on the waterfront is a moment in time when so many joyful possibilities seem to be aligning.
Mixing different genres from fashion to dance and fitness with a top hat circus feel.
Enjoying the warm kiss of the sun.
The feeling of something missing that only the past contains.
Getting dressed up in Starkers Corsetry Designs
Taya Fitness Look
The thought of hope in the pose towards the sky, dreaming of what can be and that freedom, love and joy.
The Dilemma of smoking and the romance of the smoker and how it hurts the health of people. The conflict of addiction.
Friend in a very relaxed mood but bursting with vibrant energy.
The Arrow from Cupid that Missed its Mark for Love causing pain and despair to heal from. Pain from not making a love connection.
A friend 100 years from now as she looks in the future in our immortal sci fi world!
A happy Prom night gone wrong. - High expectations not met.
On a hot day on a rooftop, Marta strikes a delicate pose of posture and balance.
Amy and her tattoo with roses gave me the idea of a play on words; Amy and the Beast.
It is all in the Details
The glow of Elle a Friend.
An elegant corset look with edge
A corporate look for a friend Stacey.
Monika is a fantastic model and Thai fighter along with being a great fitness model.
Ballet Dancer displays power and grace
A cozy sweater look with a bit of edge.
An old home that was left for demolition and imagining the past and bringing it to life for a second while driving by on a Sunday afternoon.
The many choices of life during our journey.
Varsity days and Summer Nights into the Autumn wind.
The feeling of depression to joy
The end of times and the safety of the winnebago.
Travelling north of the city to get some air and capture beauty.
It may look a bit like an orange, but it is an Apple frozen to my apple tree in my backyard due to the recent ice storm. Everything so fragile with the frozen branches on the tree. The Apple in a Coma. Not dead off the tree and not alive, but just frozen there.
Secrets in the glow of the strange moonlight - is a digital art piece I put together with different photos I had that i placed together of a person and the woods with effects added...
Sunny Lazy day taking photos into the sky with a fast shutter speed and just enjoying.
During the summer heat, enjoying a happy moment.
A beautiful day outside under the sun on a friend's rooftop in the downtown Toronto area looking at the clouds sweep by and just enjoying life.
A friend on a lazy day just being her positive self.
Dana a friend of mine gazing off into the distance making us wonder what wonders she is thinking.
Beauty meets the inner beauty. Life and death and rebirth.
The feeling of a bride with edge on her wedding day