I haven’t updated this website in about 6 months. Fortunately I’m not dead. I’ve been super busy with grad school applications. So it turns out I’ll still be sticking around at McGill for my M.Sc. for the next two years. Not in Montreal however, I’ll be heading back to Panama to do my research there and go hang out with toucans. Definitely expect some pictures when that time comes. Anyway, although I’ve been slacking off on the blog, I was still taking pictures during the year. Here’s a little overview of the few assignments I’ve been doing. First, I’ve had a few assignments from McGill News. My relationship with them started back when they asked to use a few pictures of my field course in Mont St-Hilaire including this shot of a Red-backed Salamander.
We caught this little guy under a rock. When they feel threatened, they have a really cool defense mechanism where they will just drop their tail and run away while the tail, detached from the body, squirms around like crazy. Crazy diversion tactic. The human equivalent would be something along the lines of cutting our own hand off when surrounded by a street gang and then running away while the dismantled hand is flipping off the very confused enemies.
Okay back to McGill News. For this one they ran a story on the McGill Daily and asked me to get a shot of Joan Moses, the coordinating editor of the Daily. One of the images from this story ended up making the front page of the McGill website which was pretty cool.
These next shots were part of a story where professors and students of McGill picked their “favorite spots” on campus. Professor Watson (top), an economics professor, chose the Faculty Club restaurant, which is this ridiculously fancy looking restaurant hidden right on campus. Chandeliers and tuxedo-wearing waiters in an old mansion. Or maybe my memory is just over-glorifying this. I’ll try to sneak back in there one day. Then there was Professor Friedman, in architecture, who chose the Redpath museum as his favorite location, notably because he appreciated the arching windows in the back.
I also had an assignment with McGill Faculty of Science Alumni Newsletter on our Bio lounge, but the story never went through, so I can’t show you the picture now. Maybe next time. Aside from these assignments I’ve also had a few regular people/portrait shoots in Montreal, just like with Devin & Michela.
And a maternity shoot (this is Melanie, you may recognize her as the bride from one of my weddings!).
And then these guys, Architek Percussion, a cool all-percussionists band.
See? So I haven’t been that lazy. I’ll be back to a more regular posting schedule. So come back for more!