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Maestro Fresh Wes - Canadian Songwriters' Hall Of Fame Induction

Last Thursday night was an iconic moment for Hip Hop in Canada. Celebrating the 30 year anniversary, the legendary Maestro Fresh Wes and "Let Your Backbone Slide" were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters' Hall Of Fame, and should be noted, the first ever "Rap" song to have this honour! Taking place at the Phoenix Concert Hall in downtown Toronto, the evening was filled with some awards and great performances from Jully Black, Tom Cochra...

Ruby Waters "Almost Naked EP" Release Party

Almost exactly one year ago, while on the Canadian Classic Tour (with Classified, Choclair, & Maestro Fresh Wes) I met a talented emerging artist by the name of Ruby Waters, who joined us for the last 4 shows of that tour, and showed all of us how to REALLY party!  Besides being able to hang with a bus of boys, Ruby was showing off her singing & guitar playing every night, joining Classified on stage for their hit song, “10 Years”...

Raptors Halftime Show w/ Choclair

Earlier this week, Toronto Hip Hop Legend, Choclair had the opportunity to perform at the Raptors Halftime Show for their 95' Rewind Night, and I was fortunate enough to roll along with him! Having been a Toronto Raptors Fan since Day One, I was incredibly excited to see all the behind the scenes of the arena, but most stoked to film Choclair at centre court! And as usual, the Chiznock delivered a dope set of classic tracks, so check the video...

Greasy Business Wrap-Up

2 months, 6 provinces, and 24 shows later, I'm pleased to say the Greasy Business Canada Tour was a huge success!  In case you missed what I was up to recently, I've been traveling with Hip Hop artist Snak The Ripper, along with Lil Windex/DTG & Quake Matthews, for their cross country tour, with me working as official photographer/videographer.  We took off from Vancouver, BC in late August and returned home last week, so I'm just...

Elevated Stylist Retreat

Before heading off on-tour a few weeks ago, I worked on a commercial project for 'The Elevated Stylist Retreat', Canada's first-ever all inclusive educational and wellness retreat combined into a weekend just for hair-stylists. Getting the opportunity to shoot on location at Camp Manitou in Muskoka, Ontario in the end of August was a fun experience, along with working with the staff at Evolve Hairstudio. Check out the 1-minute promotional v...

Greasy Business Tour w/ Snak The Ripper

Well here we go again! Staying on his touring hustle, West coast Hip Hop artist, Snak The Ripper is headed back out for 2 months of shows across Canada! After joining Snak & his crew for 2 European tours, I’m excited for this adventure across our homeland, and stoked create a whole lot of more video/ photo content, so stay tuned for all the updates!  And if we coming to your city, I hope to see you there!  Video above shot & edit...

How I Got The Shot w/ Giancarlo Pawelec

Over the years of being a photographer/ videographer, I’ve met some really amazing peers along the way. One of those people is Giancarlo Pawelec. Not only is Giancarlo an accomplished photographer in many fields, but also an incredibly genuine and friendly guy who’s always willing to share his wealth of information. And so with the video above, we have Giancarlo showing some of the techniques he uses while shooting portrait photograp...

Argos Halftime Performance w/ Classified

A few weeks ago on August 1st, Canadian hip hop artist/producer Classified was in town to perform at the halftime show for The Toronto Argos, and I had the pleasure of rolling with the family to the event.  It was a bit of a reunion for some of us, being the first time we’ve seen each other again since the Canadian Classic Tour last fall, so it was really great to reconnect with everyone. Big shouts to Mike Boyd, O Sound, DJ IV, Choc...

Pizza Fest 2019

Once again being fortunate to film another festival that involves one of my favourite foods, Pizza Fest 2019 in Vaughan was quite the party! Taking place July 12-14 at Interchange Park, it was a great weekend filled with food, games, and performances from DJ Pauly D & Vinny (from Jersey Shore), C&C Music Factory, The Real McCoy, Snap!, Rob Base, Choclair, Rochester, Joee, DJ Livia, and many more! Sunday was the Guinness World Recor...

Hiroshima Hearts "Wreckage"

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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"

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!

Good morning peoples, and welcome to the all new redesigned! 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"

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!

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

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

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"

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)

 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

 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

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

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...