These Great theatre performers getting ready before their big show!
The dedication for strength and hope for the best health and vitality in life.
As I reflect on what am thankful for this year, and as I captured this unedited photo using only natural lighting, I realized two things. First, its way too easy to capture fantastic RAW pics whenever working with Ashley J. Hassard Second, I am very thankful for supportive kind people like her and others that I have the privilege to work with year round. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! - Billy
The feeling that something is about to happen or has already happened with this emotion in the headshot I wanted to capture here.
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.'
A photo taken of the lovely model Camille at the Spoke Club in Toronto Ontario Canada from a great event.
Retro 60s Tv
A smile is worth a thousand words is the first thought that came to my mind when Melanie posed for this photo I took.
During rush hour traffic taking a break.
a trio of women who embrace supporting each other. Beauty and power with a glamour feel and heroes.
The Levitation of Knowledge is a reflection of to trying to grasp more wisdom for direction during the journey in human life.
Beauty work hair and make up and a ballerina emotive in her look.
A corset victorian fashion look, while the lady becomes invested in her book and own world.
The retro vide of the 70's feel.
In the magical secret garden in the centre of the city.
Painted as a warrior Goddess who has intentions that are about to be revealed.
Warm vibes and positive words.
Ona 50's kick studio work with Andreea.
Shot within a forest region.
Waiting for her train to success. Shot with natural lighting only.
Finding symmetry in the city and a California vibe in Toronto Canada.
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
Beautiful sunset captured with Candice James along the Toronto Waterfront.
This was captured in studio with model Dana and we captured a strong emotive feel.
Pondering life and thinking about kindness.
Just feeling the sense of joy emerging from darkness.
A shoot in a high rise condo hallway with Teaghan.
The present day brunette haired Claudia hanging with Marylin.
A subtle ice princess make up beauty look.
Taking a walk and a pic during a winter snowfall.
Public Building along the Lakeshore in Toronto
A film noir feel of a time gone long ago.
Curiosity of what is happening in the room.
The concept of humans and our modern day needs trying to find a balance and harmony with nature.
The moment of the entrance. The feel. The memory.
A strong posture and set motion as if a new age statue of this athletic Goddess.
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.
Symmetry and Strength
A coupe expecting a newborn blessing soon and wishing for a beautiful future for them and their child to be born.
A bridal look.
Naturally lit pic outdoors.
Wondering what can be and what could have been.
Making a great entrance.
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.
A past vintage retro setting.
The never ending battle over the fairy tale glass slipper over time.
Busy rush hour weekday and lifestyle.
Shot with an object made by a 3d printer in her hand to represent, the desire.
Happy New Year! My first post of the year is a natural un-edited shot, as you can tell by the couple of snow flakes that got on my uv/lens filter in the shot lol. Prosperity and a Joyous 2017 and beyond wishes for us all in our life journeys! That hope and positive energy is captured in this photo.
Ever wonder what that noise was? or what is around that corner?
The hope of a new day as another day sees the sun setting.
On a hot fall day taking in the sun.
Capturing Parmida, singing a song of hers, and playing guitair during a photoshoot we did together.
Processed with Snapseed.
A receptionist typing up what she really thinks while at work.
The new cold world of commerce under the electronic Sunshine
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.
Another performer in a big sea of talent in the world waiting for her big chance.
Shot on a Golf Course where a rest pot for a drink or two amongst friends
Combing Strength Sophistication and a Soft Classic Feminine Side.
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.
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.
Plastic Trees of the Future and our precious environment being reduced to artwork on a wall and our connection with our past in nature.
As I was taking this photo I was thinking about being thankful and true gratitude. I want to thank all the people who have supported me through a very tough year to make it a great one. It has been a very difficult year for the world and many people within it to varying degrees. Yet kind people still help others and give of their time. Thank you to others for that gift and for making me the best person I can be in my journey through life so that I may help others even more. I also thought of the tree as I gazed upon it's existence. It's life. Looking dead preparing for the winter reaching for the sky during a fall sunset, it is really filled with life and just waiting for more warmth of the light. Deeply rooted it stands proud, stripped of it gorgeous leaves, but it patiently waits. It waits for nothing other than to brave the winter after the dusk of autumn and then grow leaves again in the rebirth of spring. Why does it wait? How can it look so majestic while looking so dead before another metamorphosis to come? Because its nature is to give to to be in the moment. It doesn't stalk us to take like a parasite, but it finds purpose in providing us with oxygen the essence of life for us, to provide shade on a hot summer's day to enjoy our moments in the sun, and share its own majestic beauty and while it does so, living its own fantastic life. It is easy as humans to be jaded and to feel hurt and remain stuck in that set of emotions, but it is far more truly human to persevere, to be angry, hurt, cry and grieve, but then move past the pain, and to give to others. To provide joy to others and doing so when we are at our weakest makes us feel amazing, purposeful and to truly be at our strongest. giving to others feeds ourselves as we were harmonically designed to do just that like this tree in the photo. This is the true happiness to be found in all our journeys and a life to be cherished. To be within a state of kindness constantly and to find in ourselves the redemption and true bliss, not believing in the liar of all liars in the emotion known as fear, but facing and embracing obstacles and the lights and shadows of life unifies us all. Just as this tree, and every tree knows, its rewards rest and regroup in the winter staying rooted in the winds of change and then spring to life in a continuous cycle of fantastic duality of darkness and light. All of this is what can be seen in my snapshot of still-life in motion here. Gratitude to you all my friends. -Billy
looking towards the skies and surroundings reaching for peace and joy
Everyone loves TV and media and everyone looks to be a star ever since the TV was invented and placed in homes.
Entering the light from the dark, the Pop musician Keely.
Lauren working hard on her fitness and athletic career.
Mixing different genres from fashion to dance and fitness with a top hat circus feel.
The fantastic energy and colours of fall captured with emotion.
Shoot with fitness athlete Greg LeChance
Fashion mystery meets the fitness world in this photo.
During the summer heat, enjoying a happy moment.
This was taken on a summer evening.
Strong and confident emotion while being all comfortable and bundled up warm.
A feeling of Joy and leap of faith into happiness.
Shot at G Ross Lord Park near an opening with water. Who is this Mysterious Beach Bride?
This black and white of a friend pic has that old cute Hollywood feel to it I think.
A moment of reflection.
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 cozy sweater look with a bit of edge.
A photo retouch I edited to give a dark view of the bridal feel.
To have that lighter than a feather in love feeling and trust of another and that moment of pure joy.
The feeling of a bride with edge on her wedding day
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.
Shot with fitness trainer Alyssa Banting as she ran sprints with some leaps in between.
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?
A stroll outdoors on a beautiful summer day.
A mood set of despair
Captured a friend while gazing into the distance.
The mystery of joy.
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.
A night time shoot.
Temptation exists all the time everywhere.
The pose, to me captured, shows a balance of strength and elegance along with faith and hope in her upwards head movement.
Joy captured in a moment.
A break and gearing up again.
Taking a look at what is coming her way.
A headshot/beauty photo of Barb of Barb Wire sports webcasts starting season 2 soon.
In this whip around over the shoulder look, Kate demonstrates her gorgeous smile!
A beauty photo shot in studio.
"A Railroad Runs Through It" A major National railway line tuning right through the north end of our city at the border of the cities of Toronto and Vaughn near York University. Take August 16th
During a designer gown shoot for Nina Couture, I captured this beauty head shot for the Anna the Model.
Just after sunrise.
Travelling north of the city to get some air and capture beauty.
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.
In Nature during the summer, a feel of the the moment and the memory of a beautiful road trip and day under the sunshine.
Just the feeling of memories of summer in our minds conjures up different things for us all that feel incredible.
Amy and her tattoo with roses gave me the idea of a play on words; Amy and the Beast.
A happy Prom night gone wrong. - High expectations not met.
Two friends of mine wearing the designs of my friend Diana that designs Corsets for Starkers Corsetry.
Near Casa Loma in Toronto, The Spadina House is an elegant home perfect to compliment its castle.
The exterior tells us everything is in control but what lies beneath the skin and calm composure in her life?
The thought of hope in the pose towards the sky, dreaming of what can be and that freedom, love and joy.
A close up pic of a gate on the side of my house with rust and age and morning dew.
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.
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?
A friend on a lazy day just being her positive self.
The Arrow from Cupid that Missed its Mark for Love causing pain and despair to heal from. Pain from not making a love connection.
Alexandra Gray posing perfectly for my supermodel Spiderwoman influenced creation.
Beauty meets the inner beauty. Life and death and rebirth.
An older era in Hollywood Headshots
The feeling of emotion and thought.
Koren, ballet dancer and her caught in mode leap.
Fashion meets the Hardcore Gym
Beautiful blue gown design with some zest
Taken during the sunset on Labour day.
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.
A photo taken of bodybuilder Greg LeChance a few weeks out of his next bodybuilding show.
Ready for action!
Where the 80's aerobic craze meets modern muscles and work out hardcore techniques for women of fitness like the fantastic Kelly!
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 .
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 Dilemma of smoking and the romance of the smoker and how it hurts the health of people. The conflict of addiction.
An elegant corset look with edge
The many choices of life during our journey.
What happens in an instant when fire takes someone's home away from them. - Note (People were safe and insurance paid for relocation)
The feeling of depression to joy
The end of times and the safety of the winnebago.
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...
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.