Canada’s #1 Demolition Derby

Labour Day weekend for most kids growing up meant that the summer was over and it’s back to school time. However, when I was growing up Labour Day weekend meant more than just back to school, it meant The Paris Fair … and more specifically The Demolition Derby!!

Every Saturday night on Labour Day weekend at the Paris Fair, excited families arrive hours ahead of time to lay down blankets in the bleachers to save their spot for Canada’s #1 Demolition Derby. This year I had the sheer pleasure of capturing the excitement from the mud flying sidelines, along with some intimate portraits of the drivers in the pit while awaiting their chance to grind some metal.

…On a Silver Platter

My friend Tanner had been growing his facial hair for a couple months, and we finally had a chance to take a few portraits in the studio the other day.

However, we couldn’t waste the opportunity by taking some basic portraits, so we decided to spice it up. x

TIME Festival

TIME Festival returned to Toronto’s historic Fort York on a drizzly, wet saturday afternoon this past weekend. However, the rain did not keep music lovers away with acts like Jon Hopkins, Action Bronson, Flume and the always adorable Grimes. During the course of the concert I also managed to grab a couple portraits of a few artists backstage including Jon Hopkins (a personal favourite of mine), Lowell, Majical Cloudz, and Action Bronson, expanding my musician portrait portfolio.

Hayden at the Dakota

On Tuesday night my friend Tanner called to let me know that Hayden would be playing a just announced show that night at The Dakota Tavern. In 2001 I heard him for the first time when I saw the music video for Dynamite Walls on MuchMusic, and from that point on I have been hooked. Being a longtime fan it was amazing to see him in such a small intimate atmosphere, and he did not disappoint.
Cruising through classics like Dynamite Walls, he also played a handful of new songs which will be taken into the studio soon. I took a handful of shots during the show, and then afterwards when they were done their packing up, he was nice enough to have a seat and let me grab a couple quick portraits.

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