Meghan Lindsay.

In the midst of her busy performance schedule playing Amour in Opera Atelier’s production of Gluck’s “Orpheus & Eurydice” at The Elgin Theatre, revered soprano Meghan Lindsay and I managed to carve out some time for a portrait session. We captured Meghan’s strength, her provocative beauty, her capacity for dramaturge, and a particular “je ne sais quoi” in her eyes that elicits mystery and sparks curiosity. The next chance to hear Meghan’s ethereal soprano vocals will be at the opera house in the palace of Versailles playing Sidonie/Nymph des Eaux in Opera Atelier’s production of Armide November 20th to 22nd. The show will also do a run in Toronto beginning October 22nd, 2015. Buy tickets HERE.

* Shot at The Elgin Theatre in Toronto

Photography: Jennifer Toole // Hair & Make-Up: Elena Pacienza

Peggy Kriha Dye II.

Peggy 04-15-6I had the pleasure to shoot revered soprano and director of Opera Columbus, Peggy Kriha Dye, last month during her run at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto as Eurydice in Opera Atelier’s performance of Orpheus & Eurydice. This was our second time shooting together, the first being our shoot in the gardens of Versailles last year. She is ever powerful, composed yet free, brave, and full of grace ie. a captivating subject and strong role model. I love my job! x

Photography: Jennifer Toole // Hair & Make-Up: Elena Pacienza

Jimmy Limit: Surplus @ Clint Roenisch Gallery

‘Surplus’ by Jimmy Limit opened with a bang last night at the Clint Roenisch Gallery as part of Toronto’s Contact Photography Festival. Limit’s installations are compositions intended to be photographed including items like coins for scale, perfect 2×3 framing ratios with sizing and colour cards in place. The installations are presented alongside photos of the installations in a meta look at the art of photography. The show is up throughout the duration of Contact. Be sure to pass by and take a look. x

NUDE: Object vs. Subject

Photo: D. Gillespie

Photo: D. Gillespie

Join me at The Museum this weekend for my talk on the female nude and its place in the public spaces of art, advertising, and porn. The talk is part of the Naked Dialogues in conjunction with ‘Getting Naked,’ a new exhibit of previously unseen Canadian nudes. More info at THEMUSEUM and on Facebook.