So I held off the cat photos for as long as I could, but I'd like you to meet Odie and Loki, the two members of my crazy cat lady starter kit! Neither are purebreds, just very small domestic shorthairs. I got Odie when he was eight weeks old, from a friend. I never told my parents, and slowly moved in the litter box, food, and toys into my closet in the week or two leading up to his move in. He'll be three in April. He is like his journey home, slow, quiet, and sweet.
Loki, on the other hand, showed up on his own. The neighbour's cat was "playing" with him on my front lawn, and he was almost run over when chased onto the road. My mom was just coming home, and he followed her to the backstop, and I took him in. We asked around, but nobody claimed him, so he's been with us for just over a year now. [no clue how old he actually is, he stayed small ] He is fast, sneaky, and always up to something. [and never anything good!]
So here they are!
In case you didn't notice, I changed the tabs around! (I promise I will stop moving things around eventually!)
I wanted to show off a couple images from some homes I got to go in and photograph. They were just gorgeous, and I thought everybody should get a chance to see them too!
There are also a couple of buttons within the "People" tab now so you can see more images from some of my shoots.
Here's Blair! As I mentioned before, it was fantastic to work with him.
And yes- the fire is real, and shot in camera, with him, all at the same time.
This is basically how it looked directly in camera, i only did some minor retouching, and some sharpening to achieve this. I used Speedotron lighting equipment, a Hassleblad H3D camera and 120mm lens
Initially, we had planned to do a bottle smashing theme for this project.
But Blair and I both wanted to do a flame, and we managed to get it in at the end of the day.
Here are some behind the scenes of the studio shoot (during practice bottle drops).
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
PS. Please don't judge my rain boots- its slushy outside.
I also had three assistants with me -
Nirvanie ( http://nirvaniesrikishun-photography.tumblr.com ) - who captured these lovely BTS shots,
Kristi ( http://www.kristirexphotography.com/index.html ) - who is running the Phocus capture for me,
and Tammy, Blair's lovely wife, who got the honours of dropping the glass over her hubby's head!
This week in the studio, I got the privilege of working with a Canadian stuntman, who still works in the industry.
Blair Johannes - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0998942/ - has worked on a ton of big pictures and TV shows over the years (I am also pretty sure he is the zombie on the DVD of Dawn of the Dead ). Yet he was a little nervous of the tiny studio, and being the star of the show for me!
And I was scared as hell to work with him!
Despite having everything go wrong (studio changes do to double booking, tripod breakdown, equipment issues, and all the tricks to get this kind of shot, ) we had a lot of fun, and did some work that most people don't normally get the chance to do.
It was an amazing learning experience as well.
Blair is great to work with. He was super patient with me and all the technical issues, and really tried his hardest to help me get exactly what I wanted. Little did he know he was already doing me a massive favour by even showing up and giving me his precious time. (3 hours of it, plus travel, to be exact).
I have a little more editing to do to clean it up a bit, and I will share when its all done!
I am a photographer currently based in the Kitchener- Waterloo area, and photographing all over the GTA. I am a 2014 Humber Creative Photography graduate. For more information, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org