“The First” Party 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

Earlier this week I was asked to photograph an event on opening night of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival being held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.  The party hosted by filmmakers Julie Pacino, Jennifer DeLia and Said Zahraoui, was in celebration of their upcoming Mary Pickford film, The First.  The film will star actress Lily Rabe as Pickford and Michael Pitt as Owen Moore, Pickford’s first husband.  The First is being produced by Julie Pacino and Jennifer DeLia’s Poverty Row Entertainment with DeLia as director.  Production on The First starts next year. Music was provided by DJ Ebony Bones and DJ Brendan Canning.  Here are some photos from the event.


Triple A: Art Auction for Autism

For the past few months I have been volunteering my time and services to the Geneva Centre for Autism on the steering committee for The 3rd Annual AUTISTS Gala.  It will be a great night filled with food, fun and fundraising to help youth with autism access job training, summer employment and post-secondary pathways.  I will be shooting the event and also donating a framed print of my Colosseo photograph to the art auction, which will be offerring worthy collector pieces.

To get your tickets visit www.theautistsgala.com.  It is a night not to be missed!


Bob + Paige Salon gets a new home


Bob + Paige Salon 239 Danforth Avenue Toronto, Ontario

My good friend Violet and her business parter Frank Calandrino have done it again!  Fours years ago, they called me to photograph the interiors of their brand new Bob + Paige Salon on the Danforth.  They submitted the photos to Salon Magazine’s Contessa Awards and won first place for Salon Interior Design.  The business has now grown so much that they had to expand to a new location.  I was called in once again to shoot the new salon and I must say it looks great; there may be another award coming their way!

Year End Post

This month I wrapped up the year by shooting some portraits for various clients.  These included a couple of gorgeous kids, a great DJ, and a fun family. Some natural lighting on the kids really added a nice look. It can’t always be bikinis and racing!

Looking forward to some exciting projects coming in the new year!