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Evan Thornton, Editor at Spacing Ottawa, who also happens to live in Hintonburg booked me to do a portrait shoot with him a few weeks back.

This shoot is a great way of showing off why I love portrait photography so much; it was cold – really fucking cold – and I did eventually lose the feeling in my index finger so we had to break.

I was also able to snooker myself an assistant, in some professional photography form of Stockholm syndrome Randy Little, whom I also did a portrait of, came as my VAL (voice activated light stand).

We shot this one simply and quick. Randy was holding a PW’d Canon 580exII (on manual) through a Lastolite 24″ Ezybox, hitting Evan from camera left. I didn’t change lenses; sticking to my 100mm f/2.8 IS L Macro (even though we didn’t do any macro’s of Evan’s face, the 100mm is a great portrait focal length), and we bounced around the same block for a bunch of different looks.

While Even didn’t pick this particular one, I get a kick out of the great colours in the background – like we put this stoic man right in the middle of Munchkin land and he’s pissed.

Also just got a new logo – if you don’t see it refresh your browser and it should pop up at the top left of the page – it also looks best on the light theme – lemme know what you think!

4 thoughts on “Thornton

  1. Calusarus says:

    Very nice warm (!) mood for this portrait

  2. Lou says:

    Very cool indeed, I like this a lot. The background's just busy and colorful enough to provide some excitement in contrast to Evan without being overkill. I'd like to see the one he ended up picking, just for kicks hehe.

  3. That's a killer background. Great portrait.

  4. josh says:

    i always pick on your work. unfortunately this time i can only admit this is very well done. what a terrible way to bring in the new year. i promise i'll nag you for the next photo you post. btw – i just noticed your logo, is it supposed to be a japan flag?