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

Herb.

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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

Peggy Kriha Dye.

Peggy-6Peggy-4Peggy-3Peggy-10Peggy-2     Peggy Kriha Dye, an internationally working operatic soprano & director of Opera Columbus, starred in Opera Atelier’s recent production of Persée by Lully which was performed in Toronto at The Elgin Theatre and then in the opera house of The Palace of Versailles. I was honoured to be invited to Versailles to shoot some new press shots for Peggy. It was a rainy day and we had the place to ourselves. We made some regal photo magic fitting to such a great talent. xo

Ambur Braid III.

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Manet

by Manet.

And yet a few more selects from my shoot with soprano Ambur Braid dripping in diamonds and sitting pretty in a replica of Manet’s oil painting, “Baudelaire’s Mistress.” xoxo

Shot on location at The Ritz Carleton in Toronto, Canada. 

Location Scouting in Versailles.

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