Living in Ottawa for the past 10 years, I've met and photographed some incredible people. One thing I love about this profession is getting to know strangers. Often, I get caught up in interesting conversations and forget about the purpose of my visit - work! On numerous occasions, I find myself so engaged in conversation with the client, I'll forget where I've placed my camera (luckily I have an assistant!).
Artists are amongst my favourite people to photograph. I'm always interested in asking about their artistic process. I like to hear their story, how they started, what motivates them to create, and where their ideas originate. Here are some local artists I've photographed in the past, accompanied with something I've learnt from them.
Andrew Morrow and I often chatted about the relationship of family and work, more specifically how to do both.
Carli Disano and I spoke of how to attain the next level of success in our careers.
Katie Bunting was always an inspiring dream chaser and one of the first artist I had the pleasure to photograph.
Ian Keteku and I chatted about how to not take yourself too seriously.
Howie Tsui and I have recently talked about the professional aspect of the art profession, which has been quite helpful in my own endeavours.
My encouters with Theo Pelmus always lead to creative discussions and project collaborations.