I’m a Toronto-based photographer, specializing in live performance and event photography. I’m particularly interested in that point where the performer is fully engaged in their performance – whether that means something happening within the performer, or their involvement with the audience. I love this work!
From 2009 to 2013, I worked extensively with the Canadian Opera Company on their Free Concert Series, making promotional images for productions including Robert Lepage’s The Nightingale and Other Short Fables. I started photographing mainstage performances during the 2011 season. My work for the company has appeared in a wide range of web-based and print promotional materials, in articles in the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and other media outlets. Images have also been used by the English National Opera in London, UK to promote co-productions taking place in their upcoming season.
I’ve shot events for the Four Seasons Centre, TD Bank, Ontario Arts Foundation, Benchmark Performance Inc, University of Toronto Faculty of Music, and the Literary Review of Canada, among others.
I’ve done promo work for the Graham Howes Band, Music in the Barns Chamber Ensemble, Pocket Concerts and other musical and arts groups and organizations, including festivals and other entertainment events here and in Montreal.
Performers and producers appreciate my ability to be unobtrusive while capturing images from a variety of perspectives, the speed with which I can turn images around for them, and my commitment to providing strong visual representation of their work.
The fourth wall is the imaginary “wall” at the front of the stage in a traditional three-walled box set in a proscenium theatre, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play. The idea of the fourth wall was made explicit by Denis Diderot and spread in nineteenth-century theatre with the advent of theatrical realism,which extended the idea to the imaginary boundary between any fictional work and its audience. (Source:WikiPedia)
Photo: Mopo Art