Growing Up Moni

May 24, 2013
by JoH
My talented friend Monica Mustelier has a show called Growing Up Moni in the Vancouver Fringe Festival.  It’s about her growing up Cuban Canadian, and so for the promotional pictures we wanted a ’70s Cuban feel. The key though, was to keep it light and still modern, since this is a comedy and it still has to look good.
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Ash Catherwood

May 22, 2013
by JoH
Ash says that he hates getting headshots taken, and that it’s always a painful process.  But his feedback after our shoot was one word, “Painless!”  That’s what I like to hear. 
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Promo Shoot: Snoof Riders

May 21, 2013
by JoH
Having been tapped to shoot the promotional pictures for an upcoming science fiction comedy called Snoof Riders, I had a full day of studio shooting and a lot of fun getting creative with the team behind it.  The cast features Ash Catherwood, Alice Moran, and Rick Green – seen below both in and out of costume. Ash plays a cheesy rock star so of course, we had to shoot some pictures showcasing this hilarious side of his character.  An homage to Jim Morrison was an idea that popped up and it resulted in one of my favorite images from the shoot. Finally, what’s a rock star without some sexy ladies, am I right?
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Town of Leaside Centennial

May 20, 2013
by JoH
The town of Leaside (which is a division of Toronto) celebrated it’s 100 year anniversary.  It was a big extravaganza to celebrate the milestone.  Present were many dignitaries, including Kathleen Wynne, the Premier of Ontario. But exciting for me was that the Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, also came to the gala and shared memories of growing up there as a boy. 
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Jazzy D

May 17, 2013
by JoH
My good friend, Monica Mustelier, was funding her one woman show.  I donated a headshot package to her campaign and therefore had the joy of taking the pictures of a new actress on the scene, Jazzy.
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Karen Ivany

May 16, 2013
by JoH
Karen’s challenge was that she needed just one look – not the assortment of looks one usually gets in a headshot package.  She found that many photographers wouldn’t take on her request.  But of course, I am always up for taking the picture of a woman who has so much going on behind her eyes. I also really enjoyed the focus on just the one thing.  It made for a very easy, but driven shoot.
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Lauren Piech

May 15, 2013
by JoH
It’s a good thing when you’re so busy you don’t have time to update your site, but eventually one has to get around to it.  I have had the joy and honor to shoot many wonderful people in the last couple of months.  One of those fabulous people was Lauren Piech who’s returning to acting after a hiatus of writing and producing.  The acting world is lucky to have her back!
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Courtney Deelen

March 30, 2013
by JoH
Courtney is a talented and funny actress who commands every photo.  It was such a joy to shoot her headshots as the camera just loves her to bits. 
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Random Candid Portraits

March 13, 2013
by JoH
I really like how sometimes unexpected circumstances become a great opportunity to snap some candid portraits.   Recently, I nabbed these two unexpected portraits of two very different women.
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Cory Blackburn

March 12, 2013
by JoH
I have had the privilege of taking the photos of a very talented man.  Cory is the head of a Juno nominated recording studio, and he can make music magic at Toronto West Sound.
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