As photographers we have adopted the mantra… gear is good, vision is better. The shoot with Andrew & Simran was a perfect example of just what this means. The first half of the shoot, we grabbed our cameras and hit the streets of Toronto’s Junction district running. Simran & Andrew, who frequent the revitalized neighbourhood for it’s food spots, cafes and book stores, showed us why the Junction has been come to know for it’s lovers. Letting them be themselves in their quirkiness, personality and affection was the order of the afternoon. Nothing pre-scripted… run and gun style shooting, and we loved it!
The second half of the shoot, we pulled out all the stops. With a little help from our hands-down favourite MUA (and hair) in Toronto, Sherry Vanstone, Simran was transformed into the dame we’ve all seen in the classic film noir movies of yesteryear. Staging the shoot in their art-deco era lobby we captured their darker side, and their love for classic cinema in this stylistic shoot. Making the scenes come to life, was a careful plan of layered lighting, scripting and great acting on both S & A parts. As a bonus, just as we were almost done shooting, a snow storm arrives (hey.. it’s Canada, and April 1st… hockey playoff just got started!). We scrambled outside for some impromtu shots.. and we loved it!
Two completely different approaches and two completely different looks. Why else do we take photographs if not to chase down a vision? Thank you Andrew & Simran for allowing us to express ourselves and capture your light and dark side.