The Louvre.

Louvre-1 Louvre-2 Louvre-3 Louvre-4I had the enormous privilege of travelling to France this time last year on a photo assignment. These are a few snaps from a private tour of the Louvre after hours. It was such a pleasure to enjoy the art up close and unobstructed without the regular throngs of tourists jostling for the best angle. Springtime seems to be the right time for France and I am thrilled to announce my return to Versailles next month with Opera Atelier. They will be performing Persée by Lully from April 6th to May 3rd in Toronto and in the Palace of Versailles from May 23rd to the 25th.

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NBL-APR-14-WOMANsmall-7I caught up with Ms. Leather Toronto 2014 aka Patty and her beautiful wife Saoirse at Oasis Aqua Lounge for a quick drink and a photo shoot before the Sunday afternoon rush. The vibe was sensual and serene as the morning light filled the playrooms and last night’s refuse was bleached away. In lieu of their extreme kinks, Patty and Saoirse radiate love when they are together in a way that is unheard of in ten-year-old relationships. Their great support for one another and the incredible work they do together has proven to be the cement in a strong marriage. Patty is using the notoriety from her MLT title to raise money for a non-profit called the Rainbow Railroad. All the money raised will go toward helping LGBT people in countries that have criminalized homosexuality escape safely. The Rainbow Railroad assists with safe houses, travel documents and plane tickets. Saoirse is being the dutiful wife in these photos for her lover and the cause. They both posed like naturals in their custom Northbound gear. You can see the full spread on Northbound’s Tumblr.

Photography: Jennifer Toole // Styling: Cheryl Kocot

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I had the pleasure of shooting professional dancer Tyler Gledhill for Northbound Leather a couple weeks back. Tyler is a 31-year-old Canadian Taurus with smouldering good looks and the flexibility of a contortionist. In addition, his good grace, his warm smile and the way he fills out his tights surely make him the full package (no pun intended). You can see Tyler in action from April 9th to 11th performing in “The Land of Fuck (a fable)” with the Dietrich Group at The Citadel in Regent Park. He will then be dancing in “The Man In Black / Looking for Elvis” with Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie also at The Citadel from May 21st to the 31st. I hope you enjoy these photos of him in the meantime. Does Game of Thrones start tonight?! xo

Photography: Jennifer Toole // Styling: Cheryl Kocot

Shot on location at The Extension Room.

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Directed by Jennifer Toole // Starring Asia & Looeez // Clothing by Northbound Leather.

Northbound Leather: MARCH/ASIA

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Miss Asia Lydia Vickovic is our featured woman of the month for March at Northbound. She is a fiery 26-year-old Jamaican/Croatian Scorpio. She is a great producer of art in the painting and sculpture veins. All the clothing she wears so well for us is available now in store and online at www.northbound.com. Learn more about Asia as she answers the Northbound 20 at http://northboundleather.tumblr.com/. All photos shot by me