SHOT BY SOLO

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Hiroshima Hearts "Wreckage"
28/06/2019

I've had the pleasure, or not so pleasurable experience of working on many music video sets, but I have to say, shooting with Hiroshima Hearts on their video "Wreckage" was a totally new and awesome time! When the London, Ontario band came to me with their killer new song, and the idea of shooting in one of those "rage room" places, I was excited to capture them rocking out and smashing the crap out of stuff, all of course in super slow motio...

90's Nostalgia Concert
27/06/2019

Last Saturday evening was the biggest show I've ever had the pleasure of filming, and it was something special to say the least! Easily over 10,000 screaming and dancing fans having the time of their lives, as you'll see from all my captures.... Going down at Interchange Park in Vaughan, Ontario, "The 90's Nostalgia Concert" featured amazing performances from Aqua, Venga Boys, S Club Party, Prozzack, & Right Said Fred! Having grown up as a...

The Burger Fest 2019
20/06/2019

I am a fan of many foods, and burgers are high on that list, so when presented with the opportunity to capture all the fun going down at The Burger Fest 2019 in Vaughan, Ontario, I was all in! The festival not only included a ton of vendors with delicious burgers, but also some great performances from Joee, Stevie B., Maestro Fresh Wes, Joydrop, Treble Charger, and some crazy wrestlers! Check out the video I filmed above, and some photos I ...

Vessi Footwear - Toronto Pop-Up Shop VIP Party
04/06/2019

Back in April, right before leaving to Europe on Tour for a month, I was excited to once again work with Vancouver's Vessi Footwear, and see their Toronto Pop-Up Shop in the Eaton Centre. Running from April 23rd-May 7th, the Pop-Up Shop was a huge success, with line-ups out the store almost every day, and I'd say Toronto has officially become Vessi lovers! The night before the grand opening first day, Vessi invited a cool collective of "very i...

Maestro Fresh Wes "Jurassic Park"
02/06/2019

If you happen to be from the city of Toronto, you're likely going as crazy as I am right now for our Toronto Raptors basketball team! History is being made, as this is the first ever NBA Finals for our team, and also historically the first ever NBA Finals played outside the United States. Myself being a huge basketball fan, most especially of the Raptors, I can barely contain my excitement for every game of these playoffs! So with all that sai...

"Off The Rails Europe Tour Part 2" Wrap-Up
26/05/2019

As I return from another European Tour with West Coast rapper, Snak The Ripper, I’m realizing that the experiences along the way happen so often and so fast, it’s hard to remember, much less try to keep track of it all. Fortunately my position in the crew is capturing as much as possible through photos and videos, so I actually feel lucky to go back through my memory cards and see all the moments that might otherwise be forgotten. Arriving first ...

Eurotrip Spring 2019
23/04/2019

It's been a cold, snowy, polar-vortexing kind of winter here in Toronto the past few months, and my keen sense of adventure and exploring has been suffering with all the hibernation... But today that all changes, as I'm headed back to Europe for a month long tour! As I mentioned here a couple weeks ago, I'll be joining up with west-coast rapper, Snak The Ripper and his "Off The Rails European Tour Part 2", traveling around to 8 different countries...

Smooth "Verbal Abuse"
19/04/2019

Back in 2014 when I was still operating a recording studio, I met a young artist by the name of SMOOTH, who was originally from Texas but now living in Toronto. We did a ton of work together, creating some amazing music, and I’ve always wanted to work on something together again one day. So here we are with one day, as SMOOTH drops his new track along with visuals, directed and edited by yours truly! Check the video above!

The New Website!
17/04/2019

Good morning peoples, and welcome to the all new redesigned shotbysolo.com! After a couple weeks of re-learning website-building, I'm very excited to show everyone what I've been working at, along with help from a talented associate, Jesse Smith, and I feel this a much better capture of where I'm currently at. This new website really showcases all the different services Shot By Solo can provide, in both the photo and video worlds, whether with just m...

D.O. Gibson "EPK 2019"
11/04/2019

I always enjoy getting the opportunity to shadow and capture someone doing their job/ sport/ etc., as I get to step into their world for a day and experience it as they would. This was especially true getting to recently work with Rapper and Motivational Speaker, Duane "D.O." Gibson on his Stay Driven Winter 2019 Tour. I've known about D.O. & his school presentations, but never knew what exactly they were all about, so I was very interest...

Off The Rails European Tour Part 2!
03/04/2019

Feeling excited this morning, as it’s finally been announced that we going back to Europe! In case you missed my travels last fall, where I joined West Coast rapper Snak the Ripper on his “Off The Rails European Tour 2018”, I’ll be once again doing all the photography and videography for our month long trip, with stops in Germany, Norway, Italy, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Finland. We fly out on April 22nd, so check out Snak...

VR Headspace @NHES 2019
01/04/2019

Trying my hand at some different in the video world, I attended the National Heavy Equipment Show last week to work with VR Headspace, an innovative development company that creates cutting edge Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality training simulations. Scott, Shelley, and their whole team were great to work with, and they really loved the 1 minute highlight video I produced for them. Check it out above, and for more info on VR Headspace, their ...

Vessi Footwear
21/03/2019

Back in January of this winter, the Vancouver-based, Vessi Footwear reached out to me to produce a promo commercial in Toronto for their incredible waterproof shoe. So with the help of Jesse Smith to host our experiment, check out what the results were from the Dry Shoe Challenge! Filmed & Edited: Lee Solo Project Manager: Tony Yu - Solo

"Champagne Campaign"
05/03/2019

Last Friday night at the Broadview Hotel in downtown Toronto, I was on hand and fortunate to be filming for Maestro Fresh Wes, and his "Champagne Campaign" Listening Party. The event was a cool gathering of people, who got a sneak peak at the new album, and I had a great time capturing all the festivities. Check out the recap video above , shot & chopped by me, and be sure to check out Maestro Fresh Wes' new album, "Champagne Campaign" whe...

Friday Fam (Vol. 1)
06/02/2019

 The older I get, the more I appreciate solid friendships. So last year while living in Vancouver, I made some life-long bonds with people I’m missing everyday, to not be around to adventure with, specifically, on Friday’s. It was always a great time chillin’ with like-minded people, all of us creating in our own separate way, but ultimately enjoying the company of each other, so I had to put together this video of our crew, the Friday Fam. Side not...

"Off The Rails Europe Tour 2018" Full Length Documentary
31/01/2019

 Last November I had the pleasure of travelling across the pond to join Snak The Ripper for his European Tour in support of his new album, "Off The Rails". I was capturing a ton of content every day, for 1 minute videos, re-capping the craziness of each show, but with all that additional footage I didn't have time to include, it only made sense to put together a longer documentary style video. And so I'm so happy to present, the full length "Off Th...

Fortunato & Onyx @ The Opera House
02/01/2019

Happy New Year peoples!  I've been taking some time to catch up on the many things I needed to handle after being on-tour for 2 months across 8 countries, but when Toronto-rapper, Fortunato hit me up to come capture his opening performance at the Onyx show on December 30th, I obviously jumped at the chance to be involved. Going down at the legendary Opera House in downtown, Fortunato killed it with his set in support of his new album "MDCXVII...

Snak The Ripper European Tour
07/12/2018

If you've been watching my social media accounts, you're likely already in the know, but I'm just finally catching up on things around here... as in a most awesome turn of events, the day after finishing the tour across Canada with Classified and the crew, I got to fly out to Europe to join Snak The Ripper for his tour! Snak had already done two shows out there before I was able to make it there, so I caught up with him and his crew in Zurich, Swit...