Until next year…
Monthly Archives: August 2011
For the past 7 years we have spent the last weekend of August shooting the Toronto Buskerfest, sponsored by ScotiaBank. This year the festival seemed bigger than ever with crowds of spectators and over 100 performers out on the pitches giving their best in support of Epilepsy Toronto.
In additional to the usual shots of the performers in action, we also set up a make-shift studio in the performer’s greenroom hoping to capture something unique from each performer and give recognition to all of the crew members who put so much of their time and effort into making this festival the largest of it’s kind in North America. Above are a few shots from the street and the studio, more will follow in the days to come as we sort through the thousands of shots the weekend provided.
For those of you who missed our portrait series from last year you can see it here. And once again, our thanks to everyone who stood before our cameras, you allowed us to give a collective face to a festival.
On August 25th Buskerfest will return to the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood and for the 7th year running we will act as official photographers for the festival. The Buskers will be taking over the streets in support of Epilepsy Toronto so come down, check out the shows, and support the cause.
Above, some scenes from last year’s festival.
One of the services that Light Monkey Photography offers is creative portraits for professionals. Tired of the standard (read BORING) portraits of employees looking uncomfortable as they stand in front of plain backdrops many companies are seeking a more creative approach to introduce their staff to potential clients on their websites, marketing material, and social media sites.
Recently we had the pleasure of working with the Idea Workshop, capturing their ‘work-shoppers’ in images for their website. Being an agency of wonderfully creative and forward thinking individuals they wanted something personal that felt tailored to them. We really enjoyed shooting the staff (as well as a few of their dogs) in their office space in the Fashion Building on Spadina, and soon enough found that the building housed this old freight elevator that we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make use of.
Here, Idea Workshop principal Jon Packer relaxes and becomes the ideal model.