April 9, 2014

Christine & Andrew


Scroll down to see final framed prints.


Christine's Make-up was was done by Sarah Jane Bastarache/Bastarache Beauty and Hair by Melanie Rojas.



April 7, 2014

Tom & Adel's Wedding Album


This wedding will remain very memorable for me for many different reasons: beautiful couple of martial artists, classical car, cake cutting with a sword, groom rocking his guitar on Casino NB's stage. 

One other reason is Tom&Adel's wedding album, because it's the biggest album I have ever created - 11"x14" with 60 pages.

Here is a selection of the album's spreads followed by an image of the actual album. 

Hope you enjoy! 

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April 4, 2014

2+2

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March 26, 2014

Ava. Album Design

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.  


February 18, 2014

Brodie

Another image for "The Beauty of the Human Lines" series.

Model: Brodie Gallant





January 30, 2014

Co-host of Méchante Soirée - Genevieve Arseneau


A series of portraits of the co-host of talk show Méchante Soirée on Radio Canada - Genevieve Arseneau. 



January 27, 2014

Minuet

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.  

Hope you enjoy!







January 17, 2014

Executive Portraits of Katherine Robertson of Blue Wing.

Series of Executive Portraits created for Katherine Robertson - the owner of Blue Wing specializing in Event Design & Management.

This is not the first time I get the pleasure of working with Katherine. The way she presents herself in pictures always impresses me.  







January 13, 2014

Tsesarevich. Present days. Part II

See "Part I" HERE

Tsesarevich was the title of the Tsar's (Emperor's) son successor in the Russian Empire. 
This concept came to me after the photo shoot. I thought that that's what character of Tsesarevich would be like today: young, arrogant, impudent and under no one's authority.

Model and Styling: Gabriel Leblanc
Twitter: @GabrielXLeBlanc


December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

"I’m in the OR standing by Anya. I’m leaning over her and stroking her hair. Doctors already began the c-section. Anya and I are scared, but feel that everything is going to be alright. We are looking at each other like never before. And only thin blue curtain separates our current life as a couple and our future life as a family. “You can come out and take a picture!” - said our doctor. I get up and I see her - our daughter. Her eyes are wide opened and she looks straight at me (at least I’ld like to believe that she did). I raise my camera and start pushing the shutter with with my trembling finger.  Moments later we hear our daughter’s first cry..."

Our daughter Ekaterina (or short Katya) is 2 weeks today. 


I want to wish to all my friends around the world, my dear clients and everyone else who liked, shared and commented on this page MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2014 bring you and your families lots of happiness and health, cause everything else you can buy!






December 23, 2013

Maternity Session with Heidi


I heard couple of times people say that my images are only good because I photograph models, and I say it's not true and try to convince them that most of my clients have no modelling or "being in front of the camera" experience what so ever. Well, in this case it is true. Heidi is a wonderful model who I've worked with before and I was really flattered when she asked me to photograph her at this beautiful stage of her life.

Model: Heidi-Lyn Loker
Hair/Make-up: Beau Backstage Make-up

December 3, 2013

Decor Editorial for Perfect Wedding Magazine + Behind the scenes video.




This is by far one of the biggest productions I had the pleasure of working on in my short photographic career.    

When the creative director of Unico Decor Inc. Jason Roy invited me to team up with him to create images for the Fall-Winter issue of Perfect Wedding Magazine, I agreed right away.
The theme of our decor editorial was asian wedding. Of course, being mainly a portrait photographer, I decided to add a little fashion twist to the decor editorial by including a model.

To create these images we teamed up with really amazing wedding vendors in our area. Being part of this project was a truly fantastic experience for me. I've worked with most of the people in our creative team before, so during the photo shoot I had total peace of mind and confidence in their talent and was able to concentrate on the shooting part.

Make sure to check out the behind the scenes video with our interviews.
Hope you enjoy it!

OUR CREATIVE TEAM:
Decor: Unico Decor Inc
Dress designer: Lis Simon
Dress/Accessories provided by Bella Promessa Bridal & Formal Wear 
Model: Tinaa Truong
Make-up: Bonnie Dilag
Assistent: Denis Duquette

Camera equipment used:
Phase One DF
Phase One P30+
Schneider 80mm f2.8 LS
Tethered to Capture One Pro and Capture Pilot



Here are individual images as well as few other ones not included in the issue:

December 2, 2013

Four Ballet Dancers

The Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada honoured four of its dancers during the annual Gala past Thursday. 
Back in my dancing days I shared the stage with the guys for 4 years, and now that I'm a photographer, a photo shoot with me was mandatory. 


December 1, 2013

Gisele & Michael. An Intimate Backyard Wedding.

I decided to post an entire wedding album instead of showing only the best spreads. I would like to show to my future couples how a full wedding story unfolds, the flow of the album and how we approach shooting and designing a wedding album in general. 
I like to keep my album designs as clean and as simple as possible, avoiding complicated collages which result in a visual mess on a spread.

We really enjoyed working with Gisele and Michael on their wedding day. Due to heavy rain the day before the wedding we decided to cancel the other outdoor location and stay at the house. This gave  us a lot of time for formal portraits. It was really interesting experience for me as a photographer to search for and bring out Gisele and Michael's personalities both as individuals and as a couple. 

The ceremony decor and the bouquet by Unico Decor Inc. 
Gisele's make-up by Bastarache Beauty.



October 16, 2013

Photo Art Work Was Stolen in Broad Day Light from Gallery in Moncton.


Past Friday on October 11th, 2013 around 1:30pm two photographs were stolen from photo exhibit "The Beauty of the Human Lines" which is still on display at Assumption Life Art Gallery in Moncton.   
As you can see from the surveillance video, suspect took the artwork off the walls in broad daylight with people walking by the gallery. He entered from Main St. entrance, took the photographs and price tags, and left the building using exit dedicated to deliveries. 

The theft was reported to the RCMP. The surveillance video is being reviewed by police to determine the identity of the suspect.  

About the artwork: 
Limited edition black and white photographs mounted on acrylic. 
They are 20"x50" and 15"x30".
Total value of $2250.00

Any information about possible identity of the thief or location of the photographs will be very much appreciated.
PLEASE, CALL (506) 871-8140

I'm putting this all online to make everyone aware that those are stolen prints and to prevent the thief from making money off of them.   Photographers around the world go mad and are always ready to back each other up when s#@t like this happens, and I'm sure it will be a matter of few days before everyone in Atlantic Canada will be able to identify the images as "stolen".  
I thank you in advance for helping me spread this information!