John Taylor Ward

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I had the pleasure of shooting new head shots for Bass/Baritone Yale Music School graduate John Taylor Ward on the beach in Carmel between his performances at the Carmel Bach Festival last month. Already so accomplished in his 27 years we can only look forward to where his potential and talent will take him down the road. Learn more about Taylor on the Carmel Bach Festival’s website HERE.

An Evening at Integral House.

Last night renowned violinist/math wiz Jim Stewart opened the doors of his elegant Toronto estate to an eager audience. The Integral House, as the estate has been dubbed, was created by Shim Sutcliffe Architects in 2008. It is truly an architectural wonder that has inspired the making of a new documentary film entitled ‘The Integral Man’ by Joseph Clement. Guests had the pleasure of taking in an art show specially curated for the house by respected gallerist Clint Roenisch. The show was interactive with a focus on the musicality and nature of the house. Pianist and composer Matt Poon and soprano Measha Bruggergosman performed beautifully showing off the stellar sound of the space. You can get more information on the film, the house, and the artists at http://www.auraticmedia.com/. You can keep up to date with Clint’s happenings about town at http://www.clintroenisch.com/. Thanks for another beautiful night! xo

Cordova Lake.

Cottage.July2014-1 Cottage.July2014-20 Cottage.July2014-24 Cottage.July2014-26 Cottage.July2014-30 Cottage.July2014-36 Cottage.July2014-37There’s nothing better than jumping off the dock at the cottage in the middle of our gorgeous Canadian Summer with the fam. Here’s proof. xo

Clint Roenisch (new) Gallery Opening.

Last night, under a waxing moon, Toronto’s favourite gallery owner, Clint Roenisch, opened the doors to his much anticipated new space at 190 Saint Helens Ave at Bloor and Landsdowne. The new gallery is elegantly minimal with starkly white walls, high ceilings, and concrete floors. It filled up with the entirety of Toronto’s art scene last night which made it the best-dressed and best-looking crowd I’ve ever laid eyes on. The vibe was one of excitement as champagne got popped, motorcycles peeled out, babes on babes on babes and the art was revered. Minimal post-postmodern pieces were shown by artists Stefan Bruggemann, Aleksander Hardashnakov, Johnathan Monk, Gabriel Orozco, David Shrigley and Gedi Sibony. Be sure to pop by the new space and say “hi.” And share this link with your pals if they’re pictured here. xo #firstthepleasue

Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival

HyampomPRESS-1 HyampomPRESS-2Held in the beautiful communities of Trinity County, California, the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival celebrated its fourth annual summer season in 2014. It has hosted over 60 professional musicians from around the world, and annually presents approximately 14 concerts that are free and open to the public. I was ecstatic to be invited along to shoot some new press shots for the group in this stunning part of the world. xo