Applied Arts 2015 winner, Gilles Lauzon

Applied Arts 2015 winner, Gilles Lauzon

Congratulations to Gilles Lauzon who won in the Nature, Landscape & Wildlife Photography category of the Applied Arts 2015 international competition run by Applied Arts Mag, which rewards the best photographers and illustrators in the industry.

Magic Myanmar
“Another good reason to wake up at 4 in the morning”

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Pink Shirt Day Campaign

Pink Shirt Day Campaign

Jens Kristian Balle worked with Rethink’s Vancouver office on this year’s Pink Shirt Day campaign sponsored by Coast Capital Savings.

Pink Shirt Days were held on February 25, 2015 and they encouraged everyone to wear something pink for support and to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying in our schools, communities and online.

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The World Equestrian Games

The World Equestrian Games

In the summer of 2014, the World Equestrian Games were held in Normandy France. My second time in France that year, I was excited to be covering the event, which is sort of the mini-Olympics for all the various form of equestrian sports. Being a horse lover since I was old enough to walk and spending the past year focusing on equestrian photography, I was honoured to be going.

Some of the sports I had never seen in person before, let alone photograph. It was hard not to be overwhelmed by the excitement of photographing the world’s best equestrian athletes, the loud crowds and having to figure out very quickly how to work around my limitations on where I was allowed to stand!

A memory that will always stick with me and drive me to keep pushing my skills is when my childhood hero, Carl Hester a dressage rider for Great Britain took the time to meet me. While trying to hide my swooning I told him I had posters of him on my wall as a kid and now I was photographing him. He quickly replied with a huge grin and a hug “Just goes to show how hard work and passion pay off doesn’t it… Keep at it!”.

The two weeks of running around, surviving on cured meat and baguettes and trying to learn French on the go was an amazing experience and one I can’t wait for again. The next World Equestrian Games are in Quebec in 2018.

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Daniel Cianfarra and his Swimsuits

Daniel Cianfarra and his Swimsuits

Daniel Cianfarra warms us up a little with his gorgeous photographs for the Everyday Sunday bathing suit campaign, which transports you to Turks and Caicos with its mysterious and heady ambiance.

It was nearing the end of the day at the shoot when Daniel and his team spotted some (harmless) sharks! We laughed when our client took off running each time we shouted “shark”! She fell for it every time!  And since they were without a photo assistant, the hair and make-up artist was holding the reflector with a comb in her mouth!

The goal was to create a dream or a post card…  which was difficult because they felt right at home with all the Canadians and Montrealers that were there!

Now let yourself be soothed by these images and pretend it’s the weekend!.

Photography and retouching: Daniel Cianfarra
Design: Marie Josée El Chab
Hair and Make-up: Soraya Qadi
Models: Brittany et Samantha
Artistic Director: Charles Gagnon (Les Évadés Agency)

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Factory Fun for Photographer Christian Fleury

Factory Fun for Photographer Christian Fleury

Blenheim is a picture postcard community in Ontario. It doesn’t have a shopping mall; it has a main street and a factory that hires locally, Sinteris.  At some factories they bake bread in ovens. At Sinteris, they bake parts for the automobile industry.

Client: Sinteris Art Direction: Larry Hicock; Sparketers

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