Megababe Stephanie Drew and I went to Lotus Leaf’s preview of the Guess Spring/Summer 2015 line yesterday and played a little dress-up. The 34-year-old brand is getting back to its roots with jean staples and soft, sexy festival looks. On this -19 degree celsius day in frigid Toronto dreaming of Summer fashion is a welcome distraction. Enjoy! xo
Stereo Live is a new & revolutionary concert series curated by virtuoso violinist Edwin Huizinga and COC 1st viola Keith Hamm. The boys have put together three gorgeous evenings of music at the historic Campbell House in downtown Toronto. The first, which is happening tomorrow night, will feature an all-star quartet including new COC concert master Aaron Schwebel, principal cellist of the TSO Joseph Johnson and of course Edwin & Keith followed by a jam with Brenden Canning of Broken Social Scene. Each concert in the series will be cross-genre mixing classical music with indie rock, bluegrass and more. As written up by Metro News today, “The series is meant to appeal to music fans who may be more accustomed to beards and beer than suits and symphonies, hopefully drawing them in for a new experience.” Tomorrow’s show is already sold out but there are tickets available for the two shows following. See HERE for tickets.
I got to shoot the boys a couple weeks back in studio. I thought medium format black and white film would add a rich quality to the shots to compliment their vibrant personalities. As an experiment we tried out a long exposure and we got that magical middle shot. So nice to work with these guys. Good luck tomorrow! xo
Just a few streets north of the beach in Carmel lives Herb Lyman; a legendary genius/woodworker/artist/beach bum. Herb’s home studio is a working wood shop, library, recording studio and holistic herb resource all in one. Everywhere you look inside the low-ceilinged shed there is a hint of rainbow. Among the treasures to be found are Herb’s homemade left-handed drum, his most recent creations of mobiles and tops, and his other recent work colour coding all the sequences of various pentatonic scales into artworks. He was gracious enough to let me get a few shots. There are few things more beautiful on this earth than the hands of an artist. x