Still Shooting


It has been a while since my last post; I have been busy with some new projects and some returning ones.  I am also working on the main site to include some new galleries.  This past March I returned to the Worldwide Festival in Leysin, Switzerland for some extraordinary skiing and music.  Some of the acts included legendary BBC Radio DJ David Rodigan, Julio Bashmore, Zepherin Saint, Simbad, DJ Jo Sinclair, Josey Rebelle, Bradley Zero, DJ Lexis, Le Mellotron and of course the host Gilles Peterson.  Here are a few images from the event:


Zepherin Saint – Worldwide Festival Leysin 2015 Leysin


Simbad Worldwide – Festival Leysin 2015 Leysin


Bradley Zero Worldwide – Festival Leysin 2015 Leysin


DJ Jo Sinclair – Worldwide Festival Leysin 2015 Leysin


Anders Sicre of Le Mellotron – Worldwide Festival Leysin 2015


David Rodigan – Worldwide Festival Leysin 2015


Julio Bashmore – Worldwide Festival Leysin 2015


 Gilles Peterson – Worldwide Festival Leysin 2015


Lake Geneva

Also, three of my landscapes have been purchased by William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute for their computer lab and library.  I had them enlarged to three feet high by four feet wide on a rigid wood board frameless mount.  As I was installing them, I noticed that the horizons and clouds lined up almost symmetrically, and the three shades of blue worked well with the room.  Hopefully, my images will inspire the students for years to come.


Arizona Landscape


Toronto Skyline


National Route 40 – Patagonia, Argentina

This is the final installation:


Returning for the third year is the Nella Cucina Discovered Culinary Competition.  The colours of the ingredients and the imaginations of the chefs, really bring out the art of cooking.





Liquid Nitrogen






Judges (L-R) Jordan Barnett – The Ritz Carlton, Christine Cushing – Celebrity Chef, Christopher Sanderson – Rose & Sons

Discovered Culinary Competition at Nella Cucina

IMG_6218Just over two months ago I started shooting for Nella Cucina at their second annual Discovered Culinary Competition.  This 14 week contest gives up-and-coming Canadian chefs the opportunity to showcase their culinary talents as they work against the clock.  The high energy, black box competition takes place in front of a live audience at the Nella Cucina Bathurst Street location.  Each week is a new round, where a competitor will be eliminated as they get ‘the blade’. The chefs work to create an appetizer in 20 minutes, a main course in 30 minutes, and a dessert in the final 20 minutes. All in front of a weekly rotating panel of judges, selected from some of Toronto’s most notable chefs.  Some of those presiding include Rodney Bowers – Hey Meatball, Doug Neigel – Mercatto, Rob Rossi – Bestellen, Daniel Mezzolo Executive Chef – Gusto 101, Craig Harding – Campagnolo, Alexandra Feswick – Samuel J. Moore, Stella Yu – Food Junkie Chronicles, John Placko – Modern Culinary Academy, Jamie Drummond – Good Food Revolution, and Rob Gentile – Buca.  The winning competitor will be awarded a one week all expenses paid trip for a week-long cooking stage in the North of Spain.  All of this is made possible by the graciousness of the event sponsors which include Hilite Fine Foods, Amsterdam Brewery, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, LiberTerre, Newport Fish Importers and MGM Truffles. Here are some photos from the past few weeks: