classical music

Hermit Songs Project: A Music Film Campaign

Click the image to go to the campaign page

Click the image to go to the campaign page

Update: Thanks to 133 backers and countless other supporters, we've successfully managed to raise 125% of our goal!! A HUUUUUGE thank you to all who made this possible!

It's funny the way things work out. You might remember that I did a series of promo photos for Heidi Wall a while back. What I didn't know was that she was working together with soprano, Natasha Campbell, who I went to a specialized arts high school with. Natasha has always had a bit of a thing for Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs and since they were both working on them together with plans to record them, they thought they'd reach out to me to see if we could all reach a larger audience together by adding a film component to complement the songs. And so...we put our heads together and came up with a really fun Kickstarter campaign in an effort to fund it, so that we're able to make the best possible film we're capable of:

The support and personal messages from friends, family and complete strangers has been crazy encouraging, but we still have a long way to go! It would be huge if you could share our project with others in your network, connect with us on facebook and please feel free to contact us directly with any questions or to just plain say hi! We're also thrilled to see that Kickstarter has actually noticed our video out of so many campaigns - they've reached out to say they're endorsing us (with that little blue "Project We Love" button in the screenshot below) making us one of the 0.06% of current projects they're actively supporting:

A HUUUUUGE thanks for all the love and we're excited to get to work on a truly special collaboration!

Behind the scenes: yes...two suns!!

Behind the scenes: yes...two suns!!

Portrait session with countertenor David Baron


Hair and Makeup by Ivy Lam

Styled and Coordinated by LIZPR

I've shot a number of singers before, but David Baron was my first Countertenor - somewhat of a rarity that could play out well with some hard work. Soon to finish his 4th year at Wilfrid Laurier University under acclaimed baritone, James Westman, we're looking forward to seeing how David develops and leverages his unique abilities in the future.