When I heard that APK Live was closing I was very surprised. It has been a great venue for live music and celebration since it reopened on Wellington & York a couple of years ago. Looking back, I regret not going to more of the events that were hosted there, but I never imagined that a time would come that they would have to close for good. The open stage for the final farewell was great and kept spirits high the whole night. Check out a gallery I threw together of the fun by clicking on the photograph or here.
Cadence Weapon played the last scheduled show at APK Live the other night. It was a lot of fun, most notably his use of Breakbot’s “Baby I’m Yours” and the free 7 inch. I’m really going to miss seeing things on that stage and in that space.
Some of the guys in a band called The Overseer invited me out to their show at the Music Hall while they were in town. Unfortunately I was really busy that evening so I just missed their set, but I did manage to take a few photographs of the headliner while I was there.
A good friend of mine—who is also a very talented graphic designer—is in the process of setting up a new website for himself and he asked if it were possible to shoot some portraits for a small profile section. Since he has spent a lot of time trekking through the prairies and mountains that make up Canada’s great Midwestern front, I thought it would be suitable to shoot something more organic than my usual studio portraiture. Hope you like them bud…
An extremely talented artist and friend of mine named Jeremy approached me to take some photographs of his 3 year old daughter Violet. Jeremy’s work has been published in Geist, Seattle Magazine, Mecleanes and Rolling Stone to name a few, and lately he has been devoting his efforts on working toward a retrospective gallery exhibit that focuses on the numerous local musicians that have influenced the London music scene over the past several decades. Since the two tend to spend a lot of time in record shops, it seemed the appropriate backdrop to frame the pair. The afternoon was a nice change to what I normally shoot. Much of Jeremy’s award winning illustration can be seen here (My favourite is his rendering of 63 Monroe).