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Winteruption In Vancouver Feb 2011

So much for getting away from the nasty weather predicted before winter started here in Vancouver. As of Saturday morning the snow came and by the evening Vancouver became a winter wonderland. It’s the snow we never got to see during the 2010 winter Olympics just a year ago. What to do ‘when life deals us lemons…’?
I had a shoot that evening with the lovely Shannon Heth and George Vergette  as they celebrated their wedding at the beautiful GreyChurch/Gallery on Fraser and Kingsway. I managed to talk Shannon into going outside to brave the elements for a few snaps. Here is one of them

The lovebirds headed south to Turks & Caicos to miss the rest of this. too bad for them! 😉
My buddy Dan had joined me and the first video above was shot on the way home from the reception, [with a little short cut through South Granville]. As Dan drove his jeep through the snow and I with the 5D[Dan has done these time laps vids before without another hand to man the camera]. I shot a frame each time the windshield wiper swept by. We used the moving wiper blade as our makeshift intervolometer and shot as we drove all the home. – so that’s why my arms were so sore the next day!

The Following morning Sofia woke early but i was actually excited to see how much the snow had fallen. by 7am Sofia and I were outside to make fresh tracks and to get the first snow man up before the rest of the neighbors got out to play…



By the next morning it most of it had melted away. -i kinda miss it.

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How to Make a butterfly: Sofia’s Crafts for kids intsructional video #001

 

One of our regular morning routines, is “craft time”. After watching some you tube videos on how to make some simple crafts, we have mostly done the ever loved butterflies. For months we have been perfecting them, each of them made with care and love. Most of these butterflies have been given to loved ones as cards or just a special gift. Some have been made to keep forever. Sofia now is able to share her lovely morning glory with others who might want to give it a try. Hope you enjoy her first instructional video.  shot  on  iphone.

Let us know how your butterflies turn out!!!

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Valerio Moda 2011 Spring/Summer Collection

My latest campaign for an amazing leather designer Ali Mokhtarian of Valerio Moda.

 
 
 
 

shot at the Sugar Studios  with the crew:
Male Model – Brandon Mills
Female Model – Alison
Campaign Photographer – Jonathan Cruz
Digital Assistant – Deo Cruz
Lead Makeup – Maria Rahmany
Video and behind the scenes stills- Dan Ax


 

 

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The many faces of Sarah Smyth

Over the summer, we partnered with the talented Sarah Smyth, a Vancouver-based actress who has appeared on shows like Smallville and Harper’s Island. The concept was to coordinate a series of creative shoots, demonstrating how multi-faceted and multi-dimensional Sarah can be.

Check out Sarah’s YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/TheSarahSmyth

Several different looks and many characters later, Sarah uses her acting chops to work it for the camera going from a rock star and 1950’s pinup to the girl next door and – wait for it…a bearded man.

Check out some of the snaps from the shoot below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 


 

 

 

 

Credits: Make up by the fabulous Maria Rahmany, Costumes by Sara Rakhshandeh,Hair Design by Trish Aye,  Hair Design by Cara Doell. Photography by Jonathan Cruz , Assistant/Video: Dan Ax, Mathias Zetzsche, crew: Annalissa & Katie

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Pan Pacific Vancouver Skating Event

The team from the Pan Pacific Vancouver and their families spent an afternoon on the ice of the Richmond Olympic Oval. Check out our video of the shoot below:

Video by Dan Ax – www.youtube.com/DanAxFilms

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