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Maestro Fresh Wes - Canadian Songwriters' Hall Of Fame Induction
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27/11/2019

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...

Ruby Waters "Almost Naked EP" Release Party
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20/11/2019

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...

Raptors Halftime Show w/ Choclair
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01/11/2019

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...

Greasy Business Wrap-Up
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28/10/2019

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...

Elevated Stylist Retreat
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12/09/2019

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...

Greasy Business Tour w/ Snak The Ripper
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23/08/2019

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...

How I Got The Shot w/ Giancarlo Pawelec
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21/08/2019

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...

Argos Halftime Performance w/ Classified
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19/08/2019

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,...

Pizza Fest 2019
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19/07/2019

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...