Edible Toronto: Canadian Ginger Company

I shot a handful of stills for a Magazine called Edible Toronto. Talia and I traveled out to the Canadian Ginger Company to meet the owner and get the tour of facility. The farm was located out by Caledonia, Ontario. Before this shoot I guess I had never seen fresh ginger because the ginger I know and love is always brown and barky. Fresh from the ground it is a vibrant pink and yellow. Super cool.

Be sure to pick up this issue of Edible Toronto to see these images in print, or check out the Digital Edition. Also, if you’re looking to stock up on some ginger head to the Canadian Ginger Company’s website and place an order!

Click on the thumbnails below to see the full image.

POTD 26.10.18

Happy Friday! Here is a trio of cabin photos before you head into your weekend. These were all taken within 5 hours of each other. It almost looks as though these were all taken in different seasons. It’s crazy how fast the weather can change.

Lake Ontario Kayak Excursion

Meme courtesy of the internet.

Meme courtesy of the internet.

This was me a little over a week ago. Since I live a hop skip and a jump away from Lake Ontario I decided to turn this passing idea into a reality. I purchased a kayak! I've always enjoyed canoeing and kayaking, but I've never lived so close enough to a body of water to justify such a purchase. The boat has already given me some fun photo opportunities. Here are a couple images my kayak has given me access to. Click on the thumbnail to see the full photograph. 

Some kayak-photo excursions I'm planning in the near future are to the Scarborough bluffs, Tommy Thompson Park, and Toronto Island. Check back in soon to see those images. :) 

Allen Garden

Curing the winter blues with the greens of Allen Garden in Toronto, Ontario.

Click to view full image:

Beaches

I love living so close to the beach. It feels so great to such easy access to the shores of Lake Ontario. Sunshine or night-time, it's always a great way to reflect and clear your mind!

Catch Me at the Beach...

Finally, I have found a home and work in Toronto!

I haven't been shooting much recently because I've been giving myself some time to get to know Toronto. I want to make sure I experience the city through my own eyes, and not through my viewfinder. As a photographer I feel it's important to give yourself some time to get to know an area rather than running into the unknown spraying the scene. I like to sit and people watch, get a sense of the rhythms of the neighborhood and really listen to the sounds. It's easy to just come in blasting off shots, but when you do that you might miss out on some of the subtleties of what you are shooting. It might be tempting to bring your camera everywhere, but I feel it's easy to miss the true scope of the world around you when you are peering through a 2x3 window. It may seem counter-intuitive for a photographer to choose to put their camera down, but it is for this reason that I've been leaving my camera at home.

As for work I've recently got a job as a EFP Videographer with Woodbine Entertainment. I'll be doing a lot of different things there, anything from shooting races and promos, to features on jockeys and musicians that come through. A lot of the content I'll be shooting will run on TSN as well as in house. I loved the run and gun nature of being a news photog, but I'm excited that in this role I'll be able to spend a lot more time on getting shots right, and making them look really pretty. I've only been at Woodbine for about a week now, but it feels like it will be a great place to work and stretch out the creative muscles. Also I think through work I'll officially be getting my drone pilot license. SO STOKED!

It's been a couple weeks since I've been in the Toronto now, so you can expect to see more from me soon. For now here are a couple shots just down the street from my place. If you can't tell, I'm currently living in "The Beaches". I'm really digging the area. It's a nice mix of big city, and beach town here. I really couldn't ask for a better neighborhood to live and I can't wait to get even more familiarized with the area.

CLICK TO VIEW FULL IMAGE