Here are a few pictures from the May 1st protest in downtown Toronto. You can view the whole set on Flickr.
Singing golems on Queen Street West. This was called Angels Singing by Life of a Craphead.
Flightpath Toronto at City Hall / Nathan Philips Square.
99.9 Virgin Radio‘s setup near Yonge & Dundas.
Yonge & Dundas.
Paparazzi Bots in the Toronto Eaton Centre.
Here are some photos from Jack Layton‘s funeral this afternoon at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto.
People gathered along University Avenue to watch the funeral procession. Some were wearing stick-on moustaches.
I haven’t read a count of how many people gathered outside of Roy Thompson Hall to watch the funeral, but I’m going to guess it was a lot.
As you probably already know, NDP leader Jack Layton passed away four days ago after his battle with cancer. This afternoon I headed to Nathan Philips Square and took some pictures of the memorial set up outside City Hall.
It’s quite amazing. Almost all of Nathan Philips Square is covered in chalk messages to Jack, and today there were hundreds of people lined up for a public viewing inside city hall.
Like I said, almost every part of Nathan Philips Square is covered in chalk:
There is also a growing memorial of flowers, notes, gifts, and orange Crush cans:
Tomorrow there will be a state funeral held at Roy Thompson Hall.
You can also check out the pictures I took of him last year while filming CBC’s Make the Politician Work.
I haven’t updated in way too long!
A bunch of protesters showed up at the theatre…
After the premiere, there was a Q&A with the cast and crew, and then everyone headed to Tattoo Rock Parlour on Queen West for the after party.
I love this cast & crew picture. From L-R, Nick Maiorino (Marshall), Alexander Narizini (Art Director), Kelsey Oluk (Kim), Dylan Argument (Sound Mixer), Irena Angeloutsa (Victoria), Brooks Hunter (Writer/Producer/Director), Vincent Galvez (Writer/Producer), and Josef Malonzo (Ben).
Here are some pictures from a band photoshoot I did … wow, two Saturdays ago now. Time flies!
The 2-man band is called Automatic Toys (Myspace, Facebook) and they got in touch with me because they were throwing together a last minute music video shoot and wanted me to do some still photography. It was at a sound stage in Mississauga, and a professional event lighting team was there with awesome lasers and fog machines and stuff.
At one point I was standing on a piece of plastic and lifted up by a forklift. Everything was great until I lowered my camera from my face and realized how high I was and that I had nothing to hold on to, and I almost peed my pants. It was fun though. (I sat down after that.)
I hope everyone had a great long weekend.
I’m going to be opening up print sales soon. I wanted to wait for Photoshelter to partner with a Canadian printer (or a US one that doesn’t charge $15+ for shipping), but for now I’m going to fulfill orders myself and sell through Photoshelter and my (currently empty) Etsy store. Update to follow soon.
I’ve recently teamed up with the new “glorious site of epic awesomeness”, CultureGET, to photograph events. You can view some of my pictures from last week’s Comic Con here. This week I’ll be visiting the new Harry Potter exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre, so check CultureGET for an official preview of the exhibit! What does Harry Potter have to do with science? Find out on Thursday!
A lot of people have pointed out that I never posted more pictures from Alyson & Emma’s wedding last summer.
On a personal note, wow, my photography has changed so much in less than a year. I learned a lot at this wedding.