I was approached by Doug Robertson (Venn) - chair of organizing committee for Track & Field Championship in Moncton to photograph local athletes (Athletics New Brunswick) to raise their profiles and promote the event our province of New Brunswick. It was a great pleasure working on this project and I couldn't be more pleased with the results.
Best of luck to all of our athletes in the upcoming 2014 Canadian Track & Field Championship in Moncton!
This creative happened a little over a year ago. The weather was as cold as we are having today plus wind!
The story behind this photo shoot is very simple: few wedding vendors of Greater Moncton Area (including myself) got together and decided to dedicate their time and talent to creating something special and different from the ordinary. And so we did.
We thank Wedding Bells for featuring us:
I hope you enjoy the images!
I also invite you to check out the behind the scenes video and meet our creative team for this shoot.
My wife Anya was only a couple of days away from the due date, when we photographed newborn girl Ava, which made this session quite special for us.
For presentation of photographs Ava's parents went with an an 8"x10" 30 pages coffee table book option. We discussed this during planning stage so I knew in advance that a lot more pictures will be needed in order to fill the album with. Here is the final result.
*I will update this blog post with images of the actual album once it arrives.
Last May I was hired to create a coffee table album containing series of nude images of this beautiful woman. Very recently I finished editing the images, the design was approved by the client and the album is on its way to production.
With client's permission I'm glad to publish this only image.
*Due to obvious reasons the model will remain anonymous.
I'ld like to say a few words about this image.
I'm at a point where I'm starting to analyze my work trying to understand what I'm shooting and why. So far I learned that I like photographing beauty and creating polished, commercial (...one day) beauty images. Face, make-up, hair, accessories - all good. Me like!
With my personal model work and nudes things are not as easy. Slowly I'm learning to put more meaning, more story into those kind of images so that some viewer, flipping through hundreds of images online each day, could stop and look at my image for few extra seconds longer challenge oneself with questions about it.
I keep learning how to apply my past ballet experience to my photography work to make it more unique and stand out more. Not an easy task.
After I took this shot it reminded me of something. The kick of the hip and slightly raised hill making it look like a walk and add motion to the picture, the tilt of the head and extended right arm with gently spread fingers add elegance, left arm hugging herself adds intimacy. The pose in general reminded me of french minuet dance.
I have to admit though that it didn't occur to me at the moment. I mean, I wish I thought of minuet before I pressed the shutter.
After torturing myself with thoughts about my own work even more I came up with a conclusion. After all I was the one who told the model to do all those exact moves including how to position her right index finger... so I guess I already started applying some ballet principals to my images but for now it's happening on subconceous level.