Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sue Deak, CEO of Son of a Gun

Sue Deak, CEO of Son of a Gun tanning salon. We had a great day at The Space on 139 Bank Street, Ottawa today. Please be sure to check out Son of a Gun. It's a truly healthy way of tanning!

Here she is, wearing Bohten sunglasses.

Shot with the Fujifilm X-Pro1, with the 18-55 f2.8-4 Fuji X lens. Also, thank you, Ayesha Eckert, for being a fantastic photo assistant. Is there anything she can't do?

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Best Game You Can Name

On the 12th of April, 2014, the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team lost 1-0 to the Ottawa Senators, knocking the Leafs out of the playoffs for (yet) another year. The Senators were already eliminated, stinging the Leafs fans further. Leafs fan David Yelle attended that game. He had a bet with his friend, a Senators fan, that the losing fan would go home wearing a bag on his head. David took the loss graciously and wore the bag on the arterial 95 bus, the bus that spans the city. We had a great conversation. I told him that in the '70s the Leafs performed so badly that fans wore bags on their heads as a reminder to the team and Leafs owner Harold Ballard that they were embarrassed about the team. Then again it didn't stop these anonymals from attending The Maple Leaf Gardens from an evening of masochistic speculation. Thank you David. I hope we meet again, face to face.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Prelude to a Gala

International Gala, Museum of Canadian History, Hull, Quebec. 22 march, 2014.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Forging Ahead

Rideau Street, Ottawa. 3rd April, 2014.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Behind the Scene

Backstage at Ottawa Fashion Week. Model Sabrina from Models International Management.

Friday, March 28, 2014

For Jana and Emilia - Chicken Soup for the Fashionable Soul


Jana Hanzel and Emilia Torabi are two magnificent clothes designers based in Ottawa. I have always liked their designs, a fine bridge of innovation, elegance and romance. Through their works I have become dear friends with these two remarkable women. 
 Today, the 28th of March, Jana injured her leg and knee. In her 
Facebook page she said:

"Torn meniscus, cracked knee bone, a cast and crutches - that's me for now. We have so much work in our studio, what am I going to do?"

Jana, here is what you are going to do... 

REST!

Here is a golden chance to take it easy.

 In the meantime, here are some of her latest pieces as shot at Ottawa Fashion Week this February. A special thank you to Grace Odumo, editor and publisher of  613 Style. These pictures were taken for 613 Style, and Grace wanted to show her support for Jana by having these pictures posted.












Be sure to check out Jana's and Emilia's websites. And give Jana a get well message. From me, and from Grace, get well, Jana.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Construction on Clarendon

Clarendon Lanes, Ottawa. 27th March 2014