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.

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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.

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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.

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The Romeiros (Pilgrims) of São Miguel
By Joseph Amaral

The Romeiros (Pilgrims) of São Miguel
By Joseph Amaral

In 2012 Joseph returned to the island of São Miguel to compile a book depicting the Azorean landscape, culture and lifestyle, journeying throughout the archipelago in search of images that would celebrate the spirit of a people. One of the things he found was The Romeiros (Pilgrims) of São Miguel

In 1522 the first capital, Vila Franca do Campo, was shacked by a strong earthquake. These pilgrims called “Romeiros” each year reaffirm their faith circling the island on foot and praying

The Romeiros come from all around the world. They walk the island roads for eight days during the months of February and March. They travel clockwise on the island in groups by the dozens, from dawn to dusk.
They carry a staff and a rosary in their hand, a scarf around their neck, a bag and shawl on their backs. As night falls they are given shelter by families that offer dinner and some hours of sleep. It’s through prayer that they free themselves from the burdens of the world. Some have been pilgrims for 2 or 3 decades consecutively. Some are pilgrims once, as if they had done it forever. Faith does not change it is a life commitment.

For more photos  http://www.jamaral.com/romeiros.html

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Mike Grandmaison’s photographs will be featured exclusively in Winnipeg’s first retail calendar

Mike Grandmaison’s photographs will be featured exclusively in Winnipeg’s first retail calendar

For 2015, Winnipeg resident Mike Grandmaison’s photographs will be featured exclusively in Winnipeg’s first retail calendar. These photographs capturing the “heart of Canada” will include some of the city’s iconic structures and parks, including the new, world-class Canadian Museum for Human Rights which will open its doors on September 20, 2014. Mike’s work has been widely published and this calendar will be published by Wyman Publishing.

“The natural environment is where I long to be. It’s where I find peace and solitude. I love to capture fleeting moments of light and exploring for pattern, form, shape, line, texture and color. Although I particularly enjoy photographing early or late in the day to capture the light, by keeping an open mind, I am able to continuously discover photo opportunities nearly anywhere. Although beautiful images can be made from every corner of the earth, I made a conscious decision very early on to focus on the Canadian environment. My life long task is to capture the essence of this land in beautiful images that speak to the heart”. – Mike Grandmaison

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