Category Archives: Fashion

Trout Rainwear shoot

Trout-3954_retouchedflattenA little while back I had the opportunity to work with a recently launched Canadian fashion house, Trout Rainwear. I photographed the founders, sisters Ashley McDonald and Jenn Lancefield (née Mulvihill), and the head designer Sarah Hopgood, creating a few relaxed portraits.

Trout Rainwear wants to make people feel fashionable even when they are stuck in the pouring rain. Priding themselves on Canadian designs and manufacturing, the company looks to forward both fashion and functionality in their trendy rainwear that you could easily wear on a downtown street or out and about in cottage country.

“Rainwear should not only protect from the rain, but ought to be comfortable in any type of weather. These 100% waterproof jackets are breathable as well — rain or shine, Trout Rainwear takes on any day with conviction and charm.”



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Men’s Fashion in Desirable Mag

Men’s fashion has long been a sort of side passion of mine from portraiture. I find men’s fashion to allow for more character driven storyboards, models with unique and unconventional features as well as a flexibility with location due to not needing a team of stylists, make up artists, hair people and assistants to get a shoot done. Case in point was the shoot I did using the incredibly hip and stylish clothes from JacFlash (1036 Queen West).

After some time spent casting, I decided on a model with a unique style and interesting features. He delivered as far as internalizing my directions to create a shoot that was visually dynamic.

The shoot was picked up by Desirable magazine who was doing a feature on male models and was published in it’s June Issue.

I am not known for my studio photography but I felt the clothes and model were captivating enough without needing to add a strong background. And the minamilist gray (which I love) gave a good contrast in its simplicity, enhancing the contrast created by understated lighting against the styling and model’s look..

To purchase the magazine go to:

Stylist: Deborah Burton

Model: Sloan (Spot 6 Management)

Studio: PTSM Studios

Clothes: Various brands – provided by JacFlash

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Men’s Fashion Shoot “Farmland” in Desirable Mag

Last year, I ventured out to the farmland of Ontario to shoot a men’s fashion shoot on two horse farms near Orangeville. The country is breathtaking and of course a welcome contrast to a city folk like me. The concept of the shoot was a collaboration between myself and stylist, Alexandra Loeb, who pulled together an incredible wardrobe primarily from Harry Rosen. With two male models, two female horseback riders, a stylist, make up artist and an assistant we went out to create photographic magic.

The storyline was two brothers who tend a horse farm with their girlfriends who are accomplished, riders (of course). With a classic wardrobe and rustic setting it was a recipe for success. I love the way the location enhances the colours in the clothes and brings the story to life adding a touch of romance.

The story was then picked up by Desirable Mag ( ,an online and print magazine based out of New York. I have included the layout in the magazine below. To purchase the latest issue with the fashion spread included:  The photos are also on my website:

I want to thank everyone involved again for all of their help:

Alexandra Loeb: stylist

Jessica Jean Meyers:make up artist

Models: David and Ryley from Elite Models Toronto

Female horse riders: Leah and Danielle

The owners of Willowgate Farm and Aislinn Dressage

My assistant: Emer Schlosser

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BluPrint Clothing Website Launch!!

I am happy to announce the launch of the BluPrint Clothing website (! The Look Book for BluPrint Clothing was the result of an incredible collaboration with the talented Julie Machado. Julie and I met while at Parsons School of Design studying photography. At this early point in her creative career she started designing clothes and applying photographs to the clothes through a process known as Cyanotype, which creates a photograph of blue tones. She started putting graffiti images that she photographed on the street onto the clothes she designed. Then she expanded this into silkscreening and sometimes even getting the graffiti artist to paint right onto the clothes. Each piece she designs is one of the kind and a work of art. She has a growing stable of graffiti artists that she works with to create her designs.

I photographed both the women’s and men’s collections for BluPrint Clothing in Los Angeles. Julie is from Miami originally and that aesthetic is always present in her designs with all the bright colors and fun pieces. I really enjoyed creating this fashion shoot with her and felt we managed to transcend making just fashion photographs. Julie has strong fine art sensibilities from her work in the New York art scene and I feel that these came across particularly in the men’s collection photographs shot at the Venice Beach skate park.

The new website is awesome! It has an 80’s retro feel and aligns with the colorful look of BluPrint Clothing. There are links on the site to some of the very talented artists that Julie has worked with on the clothing designs as well as on her annual fashion extravaganza event, BluPrint 4 F.A.M.E.  What I love about working with Julie is her versatility as an artist but also her inclusion of other artists in her work. She constantly reaches out to other artists to collaborate with and create new events, works of art etc.

Thank you Julie Machado for your artistic vision and creative support. Thanks to all the models for both the men’s and women’s collections.

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