DAILY EDIT: Sultan Qaboos of Oman’s Al Alam Palace

Oman was always one of my favourite parts of going to the Middle East.  The people, culture, occasional access to bacon (for a Gulf State) and incredible geography all contribute to making it a worthy destination.  Even on the way out of the country, our cab driver insisted we had enough time to tour around Sultan Qaboos impressive Al Alam Palace.  I had a mini tripod in my carry on bag that required me to spend a good amount of time on my belly, drawing curious looks from the palace guards, but it was worth it to capture the symetry and presence of the front, along with how vibrant it is, in stark contrast to the muted desert colours of palaces in other Gulf monarchies.  Photographed by Alexander Vlad.

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DAILY EDIT: Tom Green

While conducting a food & beverage shoot for Brother’s Beer Bistro in the Ottawa’s Byward Market actor and comedian Tom Green walked into an otherwise empty restaurant with a small entourage of beer representatives and proceeded to get involved in the shoot!  Photographed by Alexander Vlad.

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DAILY EDIT: Get Your Lean On

This portrait was taken during the early morning bustle of a Transylvanian wedding in September 2014.  The subject is the mother of one of the village musicians that was playing at the wedding, and also knew the groom since he was a small child.  I plan on returning to Romania in May of 2015 to shoot another wedding.  The subject matter is always so rich and authentic in rural Eastern Europe.

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DAILY EDIT: Sean Paul

Otherwise known as That Time I Shot Sean Paul In The Rain.  Photographed at the 26th annual Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival in 2013 in less than ideal weather.  You can blame the last night of 2014 as to why I’m starting 2015 with a two year old photo of Sean Paul in the summer.  The show also had Massari and Mia Martina as support.

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