New Creative Shoot

Sometimes it is great to get together with other creatives, put your heads together and produce some new work. I worked on these images with food stylist Sarah Sweeney and prop stylist Christine Roberts, two really great pros and fun to work with. Ron Hartwell assisted. Shot at Album Studios. 

Grilled Whole Fish with Potatoes and Beet Root

Shoot what you love!

We can't always shoot exactly what we love and frankly my taste for beer had waned quite a bit until the rise of the micro brewpubs. There are so many amazing beers produced in these places with really unique styles and flavours. It really re-ignited my love of beer. That make this assignment a fun one. Four brewpubs in two days ... 

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Time for summer

For some people summer means the beach, barbecue and patios. For me, it means gelato season. I'm lying a a bit because I love all the other things about summertime, but I have fond memories of strolling around the piazzas in Rome eating incredible gelato. This series is from a very recent shoot for Stocksy United.  

Going wild with citrus!

Well we kind of went overboard with this citrus shoot .... but it was so much fun it was hard to stop! 

New Stocky shoot: Ramen

I really enjoyed this shoot, partially because I love ramen so much. It is not something I would normally make myself, since there are so many great ramen restaurants in Toronto that are so inexpensive. As well the broth really needs to cook for two full days! You can view the entire shoot here. 

And then there are the raw instant noodles! Could not resist shooting some of these. 

And then there are the raw instant noodles! Could not resist shooting some of these. 

Breakfast Time

Good morning! Eggs are back on the "good for you list" which is a good thing ... because I love them. One of my favourite ways to make them is in a frittata. Simple to make and delicious. All you need is a cast iron pan and a little TLC. My recent shoot on Stocksy United: 

Curated on Stocksy

Stocksy CEO Brianna Wettlaufer tightly curates a collection of images she thinks are special and noteworthy. Happy to have this image added to the curated collection! Thanks Brianna.  

Thanksgiving shoot

Man, what a fun shoot this was. Tons of work but very happy with the result. Aside from my careless mistake of letting the camera boom drop during cleanup (which thankfully only broke two wineglasses and injured me only very slightly!) everything went real smooth. Love working with the rich fall foods and colours. Curated on Stocksy. 

Pumpkin smoothies

I love doing fall shoots. There are so many rich colours and textures to work with ... just add light. This was a fun shoot and a tasty drink. 

Click on the image to go the shoot on Stocksy. 

Click on the image to go the shoot on Stocksy. 

Roasted squash pasta

Every year, in the hazy, hot days of August, I start dreaming of fall. Or more precisely, fall produce. One of my favourites is squash.  Roasting squash is dead simple:  Squash, herbs and spices and olive oil and a little heat. Once roasted, there are so many things you can make with the squash, but one of my favourites is a simple pasta dish. A little rosemary,  parmesan cheese, olive oil and salt and pepper and you are ready to go! Delicious!  Just waiting for apple season now! 

Let's talk oysters .....

Oysters have always intrigued  me.  It is one of those foods that I want to like so much, but just can't ... but I keep trying to prepare them different ways. Yes, the purists will tell you the only way to eat them is raw, but there are other ways to shuck an oyster.