Author Monica Meneghetti contacted me to create portraits to accompany an article in the Edmonton Journal featuring her novel 'What the Mouth Wants'.
The good folks at Arriva Ristorante on Commercial Drive allowed us to play around in their space and provided yummy gnocchi as a prop which Monica kept eating!!
Monica was recently nominated for a prestigious Lambda Literary Awards in the category of Bisexual Nonfiction.
I'm reading her novel right now and it is utterly delicious.
You can't tell, but it's actually -RidiculouslyCold and there's a Chinese New Year parade happening a few feet away.
Brandon Yan is running for Vancouver City Council as a One City Vancouver candidate and he needed new portraits for his candidacy website.
The Chinatown area means a great deal to Brandon and he wanted to incorporate the neighbourhood in his portraits.
Of course they were time sensitive and we had to do the shoot on one of the coldest days of the year and on Chinese New Year Parade Day! When a contingent from the parade passed us by we had some fun running to catch it to get the cute photo below of Brandon (minus a coat).
Brandon Yan and I have worked together previously many times with the Out in Schools program where he is the Education Director.
I love using this particular lighting for my clients that offer health and wellness services.
It's bright and vibrant lighting and I think it matches this businesses personality perfectly.
Evolve Nurturing Vitality, is in their own words, "Your support support team as you evolve. We are dedicated to caring for each individual as a team."
You can visit the good folks at Evolve Vitality for Chiropractic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Naturopathic, Acupuncture, Active Release Technique (ART) and Low Level Laser Therapy.
I've been photographing my clients family for a few years and it was a treat to have her all to myself and create this gorgeous portrait together.
Once upon a time I photographed full covers for Xtra Vancouver's print publication.
Since they moved to their online digital format the freelance assignments are smaller but I get to pick & choose which ones resonate with me.
I had previously photographed Aaron Chan at the Qmunity International Day Against Homophobia Breakfast where he recited a powerful story about coming out to his family.
These new portraits were taken for Aaron's new Daily Xtra column where he writes about his multiple identies as a Gay, Chinese, Canadian man.