Feb 12, 2016

A Few Short Days in Calgary, Alberta

Earlier this week I was in Calgary, Alberta to do a video shoot for an ongoing production that I've been involved with for the last few months. In addition to that, the trip became an excuse to capture a bit more of the city for my Around Alberta travel photography series. For as often as I feel like I've been in Calgary recently, I quickly realized that there was a lot that I hadn't really explored in years - especially around downtown.

calgary alberta photography video instagramFrom the Wonderland sculpture at the Bow to Fort Calgary, I did my best to cover some of the most iconic spots in the city's core. My Instagram feed became fairly Calgary-centric in that time, and a shot I posted of the Calgary Tower was even featured by Tourism Calgary a few days later. It was a lot of fun rediscovering a place so close to home. 

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As for the video shoot, I was capturing footage at Streamline, a company that utilizes foam cutting technology to produce everything from large scale sculptures to movie props to theme park characters at Disneyland. This project is part of a collaboration between Medalta and the Medicine Hat College, in which I've been shooting a video about how the technology can be used in other applications, such as ceramics. 

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It was really interesting to see the cutting in action and I came away with some nice shots. I've said it before, but one of the coolest things about the work I do is getting the opportunity to meet so many talented people and see behind the scenes of some pretty unique places. This was no exception, and the time I had exploring Calgary was a nice bonus. 

Feb 11, 2016

Bradbury Building, Los Angeles: Part 1

Constructed in 1893, the Bradbury Building on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles was commissioned by gold mining millionaire Lewis L. Bradbury. While the exterior of the building is rather unassuming, the interior is what makes the structure an architectural landmark. 

bradbury building los angelesExposed staircases and elevators, ornate wrought iron railings, polished wood and marble, and a massive skylight overhead all combine to make a strong impression. As a result, the Bradbury has been featured in a variety of films over the years. One of the most notable is Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1982) starring Harrison Ford. Film history aside, the Bradbury is an architectural marvel and one of Los Angeles' best preserved historical buildings.   

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Bradbury Building as seen in Blade Runner (1982).
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Looking up through the skylight in Blade Runner (1982).





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Feb 6, 2016

Raine Maida & Chantal Kreviazuk: Moon vs. Sun

Last night these two amazing Canadian musicians were in Medicine Hat, Alberta to put on a concert at the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre. Moon vs. Sun featuring Raine Maida (front man of Our Lady Peace) and Chantal Kreviazuk is a collaboration between this incredible couple that highlights hits from their individual careers and material that they've written together. 

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The show was amazing! From Innocent to Feels Like Home to an encore of Superman's Dead, the arrangements made the songs seem new again. Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk's performance of I Love It When You Beg was the perfect ending to the night and proved that these two still have a lot left to share - as though there was any doubt. All around it was a lot of fun. 

Here are a few of my captures from last night's Moon vs. Sun show in the Hat. 
   
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raine maida chantal kreviazuk alberta
raine maida chantal kreviazuk alberta



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