Kurt Perschke’s RedBall Montreal as seen by Gilles Lauzon

Kurt Perschke’s RedBall Montreal as seen by Gilles Lauzon

After 11 countries and 19 cities, the RedBall Project arrived in Montreal on August 31.

7 days, 7 different sites, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

This huge red ball, with its imposing yet fun presence, reinvents familiar spaces and highlights places that city-dwellers normally would not notice.

I love these projects that seem to have no reason; they can brighten our daily routine (free of charge!).

View Gilles Lauzon’s Profile

COPYRIGHT LAW – NEW RESOURCE!

COPYRIGHT LAW – NEW RESOURCE!

November 7, 2012 was a significant day for professional image creators in Canada. One this day, Bill C-11 was passed, finally recognized independent professional photographers ownership of copyright works they produce as part of their work.

Canadian photographers are now the first owners of the copyright of the images they produce rights, and by default, as are particular illustrators, musicians, painters and writers. This applies to both photographs commissioned by a client and paid by them as photographs taken outside of a commercial context.

With a long history of fighting to change Copyright Law in favor of artists in Canada, now that we have seen the change CAPIC would like to ask that professionals in the industry use their voice for a new purpose – to spread knowledge. CAPIC has created these videos as resources to empower professionals in the industry (and supporters of the industry) to educate their public, clients and other creators about the changes to Copyright Law. We encourage you to take what you have learned here, and share the key lessons.

Promotional work for a short film starring Ritchie Montgomery – By Ken Remark

Promotional work for a short film starring Ritchie Montgomery – By Ken Remark

Had the pleasure of being behind the scenes and doing promotional work for the short film called, ‘Call Me Cappy’, directed by Maja Holzinger and starring Ritchie Montgomery (Django Unchained, True Detective) as Wally, a bowling alley attendant in a boring marriage that has invested all his hope in a mail-in sweepstakes. Beautifully written, comical and endearing. The film will be showing in the next round of international film festivals. The cast and crew were delightful and Ritchie was the life of the party.

View Ken Remark profile

Copyright Law – New Resource!

Copyright Law – New Resource!

November 7, 2012 was a significant day for professional image creators in Canada. One this day, Bill C-11 was passed, finally recognized independent professional photographers ownership of copyright works they produce as part of their work.

Canadian photographers are now the first owners of the copyright of the images they produce rights, and by default, as are particular illustrators, musicians, painters and writers. This applies to both photographs commissioned by a client and paid by them as photographs taken outside of a commercial context.

With a long history of fighting to change Copyright Law in favor of artists in Canada, now that we have seen the change CAPIC would like to ask that professionals in the industry use their voice for a new purpose – to spread knowledge. CAPIC has created these videos as resources to empower professionals in the industry (and supporters of the industry) to educate their public, clients and other creators about the changes to Copyright Law. We encourage you to take what you have learned here, and share the key lessons.

A Day With International Author
Kenneth Oppel – by Ian Crysler

A Day With International Author
Kenneth Oppel – by Ian Crysler

Kenneth Oppel is the celebrated author of numerous books for young readers. His award winning Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide.  It was an honor to be asked by Ken himself to work with him in producing images in support of his latest book The Boundless.  It is a grand rip-roaring adventure story set in the most glamourous locomotive in the world, stretching eleven kilometers long.

The images were used in all forms of visual support including all social media formats as Ken did a four week promotional tour through Canada and the USA.  We had a strong day of shooting although it was very cold at the time.  Not only was I able to create some great images for his use, but I was also able to regale this famous author with my own tales of hopping freights across Canada in the 70’s.  The book is out now and you can read more about Kenneth Oppel at http://www.kennethoppel.ca  and  on his blog http://www.kennethoppel.blogspot.ca.

See Ian Crysler profile

Corporate portraits by Bryon Johnson

Corporate portraits by Bryon Johnson

I was asked to capture some portraits of executives and associates for a management consulting company for use on their website. Global Governance Advisors is an independent, compensation advisory firm that is internationally recognized, servicing clients from offices in Toronto, Calgary, New York and Miami, that provides counsel to Boards of Directors and senior management on matters relating to the compensation and human resource committee’s mandate.

Although they ended up going in a different direction with the website, some of the employees photographed ended up finding a new home for the photos on their social media pages. These are some of my favorites.

See Bryon Johnson profile