Girls Who Wear Glasses

Hooray! Tomorrow is May!

In the May issue of Toronto Life (out now!) you will find an ad for Josephson Opticians, shot by me! Featuring my lovely friend Sara Basso as the new face of "pretty girls with glasses"! I appointed her myself!I know what you're thinking, you're thinking: "well that's a nice photo, but it is just too small! I want to see it larger than life size, because that's how big I like my pictures of girls' faces to be!" You're in luck! If you stop by the Josephson Opticians store on Bay Street you can see Sara's face on a huge poster! That should satisfy you!And while you're in there, try on some glasses! I love glasses!

Makeup and hair by: The lovely and talented Joanne Parks





RandoMonday XXI

FOUND: Your Owl Lamp
I found your lamp on the side of the road and took a picture of it so I could return it to you. If this is your owl lamp, don't worry, it is safe and sound, by the side of the road where I left it. Ignore those other lamps in the background. Those are trees.I took the liberty of naming your owls. From left to right: Stinky, Boron, and Stinky II aka Lefty, even though he is on the right.

I hope you will call and ask me where your lamp is. It shouldn't be sitting by the side of the road, it is spooking the squirrels and encouraging the weasels.


Hot Cross Bunned

Man there are a lot of holidays this week! To those of you who are celebrating Easter this weekend, I wish you all the best and I hope you find the most eggs! If there are other activities that go on as well, I hope you find the most eggs at those too...

I made you some hot cross buns!Um also, Hot Cross Buns?


Happy Passover

Tonight is the first night of Passover, and you know what that means... Hundreds of people have spent the past three days (at least) preparing for HUGE family dinners! This year I got a chance to roll up my sleeves with my mom and grandmother, and take part in this tradition of preparation...

Now my grandmother is famous for her gefilte fish, so you really don't get to help with that too much, you get to be a sous chef, but that is just fine. That fish is a big responsibility and I certainly don't want to be the one to fudge it up.BAM! Fish done! Moving on! In the grand tradition of Passover food looking gross but tasting delicious, I had the task of preparing two kinds of charoset. The first kind is Morrocan, and has dates, red wine, walnuts, cinnamon and cloves.And the second is the more traditional apples, wine, walnuts, cinnamon and sugar. Yum.So to everybody celebrating Passover this year, I hope you have a good one! And to those missing out, just be thankful that you don't have to wait until 11pm to start your main course tonight!

Lechaim! To life!


My Oldest Friend

Since I recently introduced you to my newest friend, I felt it only fitting that I also introduce you to my very first friend.

Bear Bear and I met when I was 6 months old, and he has been by my side ever since. The other day I found some old film photos I shot of Bear Bear so I thought I'd share. Good ol' Bear was always such a good subject for lighting tests. What a loyal friend!And yes, I only have two friends, and yes, one is a lobster and one is a stuffed bear. Also, in case you are curious, this is what Bear Bear used to look like...


My Newest Friend

Yesterday I had a pretty amazing time taking photos of Chef Steve Gonzalez of Origin Restaurant and most recently of Top Chef Canada! Chef Steve and I went down to St. Lawrence Market for our shoot and ad-libbed for a while with amazing results!

The photos aren't allowed to be shown quite yet, but I CAN show you my new friend, Lenny (I just named him a second before I wrote this blog). Meet Lenny, the co-star of yesterday's photo shoot!Man, Lenny was a natural. He knew his angles, knew how to pose... A real gem in front of the camera.

Shortly after the shoot I got word that Lenny had passed away due to natural causes. The last people to see him said it was peaceful... And delicious.

Stay tuned for the REAL pictures of Chef Steve (and Lenny) when the photos become public!



Yo! Guess what! Movies are cool! A while back I got to work on this awesome movie with awesome people and I wanna tell you all about it! I haven't seen the movie yet, because it hasn't come out yet, but it was one of the most awesome movies to work on, and I can't wait to see it, and you should see it too! It is called Textuality!The movie has amazing actors who you will recognize, and though you can't see the crew while you watch the movie, I assure you that the crew was amazing as well!

I was one of two stills photographers on the movie so I was only on set for the last few days, but it was a real pleasure and I loved every minute of it! Here are some stills to get you very excited about the movie!So in conclusion, go see Textuality! In theatres April 22nd!
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I don't usually take pictures of stuff. Or places. But for a work related matter that shall remain detail-less for now, I found myself outside taking pictures of, well, outside. And it was nighttime and it was cold.

Alright Toronto, you have bright lights too. We get it.
Wanna know what I like better than being cold?
The song "Nighttiming" by Coconut Records!


Self Inflicted Portrait

A week ago I had to find a photo to submit to somewhere and I started to panic. It needed to be a self-portrait and taken in studio, so my options were limited. I started going through old photos and found a folder with some photos that I thought were perfect! So I submitted the following image for consideration...The response was: "Don't you think that's a little morbid?"

I was quite surprised to hear this! Morbid? Nah, it's just me being bored and silly in the studio! But apparently the consensus was that this photo looked like I was dead and there was blood spilling out of my chest...

Well, the joke's on you everybody! That's not blood! It's a naked lady!