Acronym Ensemble.

The Acronym Ensemble is a group of twelve musicians from NYC who are dedicated to unearthing the unpublished musical scores of the Baroque era. Have a listen at the hauntingly beautiful yet very civilized sounds of their latest album, WUNDERKAMMER, and make sure to go to the next show. Find concert listings HERE.

We shot this series a couple months back in the middle of an oppressive New York heat wave with only the small risk of NY traffic to contend with. I love a good thrill. xo

Amber Groen S/S16

Amber Groen is an up and coming designer currently studying at Parsons in NYC. We got together last January in Toronto with an incredible team to shoot her S/S16 line. You can learn more about Amber on her website HERE.

Photography: Jennifer Toole // Hair & Make-Up: Elena D // Model: Sarah Macdo @ Peggi Lepage

Diderot String Quartet.

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This past Summer during the Carmel Bach Festival the four brilliant members of the Diderot Quartet had me out to take their photo. We embarked upon a jam-packed shooting schedule tightly woven into their heavy festival rehearsal schedule. We got the portraits in a makeshift outdoor studio during the late afternoon with available light. Thank goodness we got some sunshine in the usually quite foggy Carmel that day. The group then executed a beautiful performance, after which we piled into the car and headed out to a late night photo adventure at the notorious Dennis the Menace Playground. I was aiming to capture the group’s youthful spirit and raw talent. I wanted to create images that would aid these four trailblazers on their mission to bring chamber music of the highest quality to audiences across generations. Their next concert will take place at the King Manor Museum in Queens, NY on Dec. 4th where they will be playing Mozart and Haydn. For details and tickets please visit www.diderotquartet.com. Also, take a moment and have a listen below>>> xo
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KoF Insiders: @shegotgame, Ahead of the Trend #ChicksOnFire

MAW_Jan14-17MAW_Jan14-14  MAW_Jan14-23“My goal for 2014 is to be more present in all aspects of my life, whether it’s putting my phone down for more quality personal time, allowing myself downtime to relax or work out, or just focussing on current projects. Being an entrepreneur means I have to be constantly hustling for the next project and I travel a lot so I can get burned out. I need to be more efficient with time and energy, it’s a process.” – Megan Ann Wilson

Truer words were never spoken. Here are a few shots I took of athlete stylist and Dunk 360 fashion director, Megan Ann Wilson aka @shegotgame, as published today by Kicks On Fire. Click through to read the interview and see the full photo spread. Make-up by Bronwen Weiderick.

Evan Biddell Spring 2014 @ Toronto Fashion Week.

Following in the footsteps of virtually every creative professional developed in Toronto, fashion designer Evan Biddell is taking his brand to New York. Biddell jumped on the brain drain train with a vengeance showing an aggressive line of clothing at the Windsor Arms on Friday that was very obviously a big “FUCK YOU’ farewell to our fine city. Quite literally, there were big cartoon middle fingers decorating tits and gorgeous songstress Kreesha Turner‘s fine ass. The bubbly hand signage on all the clothes looked like a joke: an overtly sexual joke that conjured memories of Miley Cyrus masturbating with a foam sports mitten at the MTV Awards (a memory nobody should ever have to revisit). There was a delicate camo fabric shown that was very beautiful and the black and white paparazzi coats were bold, highly-covetable statement pieces. The addition of Cedric and Fritz of Azari and III added an element of showmanship that gave the show a vibrant energy. Add those beautiful boys to any mash-up tho and it will shine. Overall, I think we need to take back respect in this era of rebels without causes and continue to do our very best work. To make a mockery of the city that made you is very bad karma and just plain rude. But, major kudos to Turner’s bum in that white catsuit. For that, I will forgive and forget and look forward to what New York inspires in Mr. Biddell. x

New Website!!!

Screen shot 2013-08-15 at 10.04.32 AMI am very pleased to announce the launch of my new and improved website today! Along with a super user-friendly layout and simple yet elegant design are a ton more of my photos on display as well as some of my event coverage and new information. Please do check it out @ www.jennifertoole.com. x