Brombones.

Brombones.Select-5This past Summer in L.A I had the opportunity to shoot killer psychedelic rock band Brombones. They just released a brand new EP which you can have a listen to HERE. Take a peek through the link at all the album/EP/promotional photography as it is all by yours truly. We shot everything in one day on a dusty L.A. hill with a pile of smoke bombs and colour gels. The result is a surreal splash of colour, very much like Brombones’ music. xo

An Evening at Integral House.

Last night renowned violinist/math wiz Jim Stewart opened the doors of his elegant Toronto estate to an eager audience. The Integral House, as the estate has been dubbed, was created by Shim Sutcliffe Architects in 2008. It is truly an architectural wonder that has inspired the making of a new documentary film entitled ‘The Integral Man’ by Joseph Clement. Guests had the pleasure of taking in an art show specially curated for the house by respected gallerist Clint Roenisch. The show was interactive with a focus on the musicality and nature of the house. Pianist and composer Matt Poon and soprano Measha Bruggergosman performed beautifully showing off the stellar sound of the space. You can get more information on the film, the house, and the artists at http://www.auraticmedia.com/. You can keep up to date with Clint’s happenings about town at http://www.clintroenisch.com/. Thanks for another beautiful night! xo

An Afternoon of Evening Hymns.

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On a recent trip to the country we had the pleasure of being put up by the lovely Sylvie and gracious Jonas of the band “Evening Hymns.” Have a listen HERE. Their adorable pup, Charlie, was such a great model. Here’s a slice of our time. xo

David Bowie AGO Exhibit Opening.

1mickrock-82MickRock-182MickRock-151mickrock-72MickRock-162MickRock-131mickrock-512MickRock-851mickrock-401mickrock-11mickrock-331mickrock-5   1mickrock-9 1mickrock-13 1mickrock-14 1mickrock-15 1mickrock-16 1mickrock-20 1mickrock-21 1mickrock-25 1mickrock-27 1mickrock-29 1mickrock-30 1mickrock-32  1mickrock-34 1mickrock-36 1mickrock-37 1mickrock-39  1mickrock-44 1mickrock-48 1mickrock-50  1mickrock-52 1mickrock-53 1mickrock-63      2MickRock-34 2MickRock-17In this growing city of ours, it can at times be difficult to catch a vibe at a party that transcends Torontonians’ characteristic apathy and just lets loose. I had the pleasure of experiencing Toronto at its finest during the David Bowie AGO exhibit opening and the Mick Rock photo exhibit / after party at the Templar Hotel on Sept. 24th. Mick Rock, Bowie’s photographer on the road during the Ziggy Stardust era, was the guest of honour. His particular blend of rock and roll mixed with that edge only seasoned veterans of the 70’s can muster set the tone of the evening. Darling astronaut Chris Hadfield, who has the voice of an angel, performed a moving rendition of Bowie’s “Space Oddity” to an enraptured crowd. Other stars studding the crowd included David Sutcliffe of TV series “Cracked”, Emily Haines of Metric, Brenden Canning of Broken Social Scene and CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi. I hope you enjoy the pics and I also hope to attend a party as fun as this one in the very near future. x

Special thanks to Arthouse.

MTCK.

ClaraKlien-1-2 ClaraKlienWeb3ClaraKlien-5ClaraKlienWeb2ClaraKlien-4 ClaraKlienWeb ClaraKlien-7 Introducing MTCK, a fresh musical act about to get ears pricked worldwide. I made an effort to capture lead singer Clara Klein’s ethereal, almost otherworldly vocal stylings in the low-key, moody blue visuals pictured here. Clara is backed by her partner in music and life, Marcus Truili. The talented pair are heading to L.A. in a few days to begin an artist residency at Agoura’s, playing there every other Saturday. Click through and have a listen. xo

Shot on location at the Drake Hotel.