Advertising

Shortman Browns .. it's a shortman's world

I was recently asked if I did this odd little campaign for a clothing store that won lots of awrds using men in ill fitting clothes. "YES, I DID." Its not the clothes which were ill fitting, it was the men that did not fit!

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The campaign received multiple awards in many categories at the ADC with the exceptional art direction of Peter Knight.  It was my first campaign when I was represented by Westside Studio in Toronto...happily it was not my last campaign nor my last award.  Many thanks to Peter for a campaign that is still a favourite of mine and that is still getting me calls.

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I love Workbook

Workbook Fall 2014 - Pg 446

Workbook Fall 2014 - Pg 446

Every 6 months, Workbook takes on the task of publishing one the the industries best resources to Photographers and Illustrators.  It then sends it all around the world to end up on the desks of creatives like you.

I've been with them for three years now and could not be happier with my relationship with them.  I love quality book they produce and I love the way my spread looks in the book. It takes a lot of time and detail work to make the work look as good as it does.  I also appreciate the notes I sometimes get back when they like the image or spread.


They are not sales people, they genuinly care.  They are invested in your success which makes you love them more. Oh, and one more thing.  Everytime workbook goes out, my website is a flutter with new traffic and calls for estimates.

I love this spread and loved working on creating these images. Thank you to Workbook, and thank you to all my clients that allow me to pursue what I love. 

Rehab with MackieBiernacki

There are advertising teams you always look forward to working with and MackieBiernacki is probably at the top of my list. Talented, smart, witty and loyal are only a few of the adjectives that describes this team and their new shop.

I once told Mark Biernacki that I was interested in directing spots for TV and after a short conversation, an oppurtunity presented itself. I was given a chance to bid for a Petro-Canada spot and when my treatment was awarded, Mark leaned over to me and quietly, calmly, and whispered, "Don't fuck it up." I didn't.

Our latest iteration was a small spot for Edgewood Health Network with centres across Canada. I didn't fuck it up and once its done, I'll post it to the blog. Until then, enjoy the little teaser and some of the shots around the production.

 
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DOP Jonah Hart and Assistant Camera Alex

DOP Jonah Hart and Assistant Camera Alex

On the way to the location

On the way to the location

Ads of the World - World Vision

Recently posted on Ads of the World is my collaboration with the talented Braeden Laverty and Alyssa Geffen of KBS+ Toronto.    The Project required not only a large set build but also, multiple shots, CGI, Photoshop and a lot of hands on deck.   Thanks to Aarin MacKay Productions for the fabulous work done to get this all together.  

One of three images created for this campaign   

One of three images created for this campaign