In the NIK of time – Canadian Opera Company’s Carmen


The Canadian Opera Company’s 2016 production of Carmen opens tomorrow night, and as usual, I was there to photograph a dress rehearsal this past Saturday night. This is a lovely production, aurally and visually. You definitely need to see it. From a photographer’s perspective, I particularly liked the second act – the lighting, set andRead more

It’s our choice


There’s been a lot of drama recently around Taylor Swift’s contract concerning photography at her concerts. The Montreal Gazette has a pretty succinct explanation of the contributing factors – click here to see them. From what I’ve seen, most of the concerns focus (so to speak) on part of the contract giving her organization the perpetualRead more

Picturing the Americas at the Art Gallery of Ontario


I was invited to attend the media event for the AGO’s upcoming exhibition – Picturing the Americas – Landscape Painting from Tierra Del Fuego to the Arctic. From what I understand it was originally conceived as an exhibit specifically of American work, and has expanded to include more than 100 landscape paintings from 10 countries. With theRead more

Behind the Lens – The Canadian Opera Company’s 2015 Production of the Barber of Seville


Here is a selection of my photos from the Canadian Opera Company’s 2015 production of the Barber of Seville, which opened last night. As usual, I made these images during the final dress rehearsal on Wednesday the 16th, after watching an earlier rehearsal on Monday the 14th. At three hours per performance, and another fourRead more

Choices We Make II – Effecting Changes


I’ve been going through photos tonight from the Toronto Burlesque Festival’s Crystal Menagerie show. I generally tend to do a minimal amount of post-processing, mostly to get exposure, sharpness and colour balance “right.” Sometimes I see an image that looks like it’ll benefit from a little more creative treatment. In this case it’s one from LavenderRead more