It’s very rare that sitting at home, wishing you had more editorial photography assignments and portrait work, pays off. But that’s pretty much exactly what happened when the folks at Grocery Business Magazine contacted me to to photograph local entrepreneurs, co-owners of Kardish Health Food Centres, and brothers Carey and Robert Assaf. The creative agency, Boomerang Art + Design, was hoping to get something a bit more fun and energetic than the typical “people-standing-with-crossed-arms” cover photo.
Kettleman’s Bagels is an Ottawa institution. Not only is it the only 24-7-365 eatery in town, their bagels are,
arguably, the best in the world. Over the past few years, Kettleman’s has gone through a massive makeover. Renovating their iconic Bank street storefront and overhauling their website. I was fortunate enough to be brought in to provide commercial photography for all aspects of the business. Commercial Interior photography, custom stock, portraits, and even food.
Sometimes an agency calls you up for some advertising photography; and when it’s with a big brand and celebrity designer there’s no passing up the opportunity. One cold morning in February, after months of planning shot lists, layout, and scheduling, we headed out to Amanda Forrests to set up for a 13-hour day of shooting Scotch’s Expressions decorative tape.