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16 NOV 14

Zoomer magazine: PEC

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Prince Edward County. Here's a shot (main image) I took for Zoomer magazine to promote Wellington.

16 August 31

Away Magazine (Words and Pictures)

ONE VISIT to Canada's north and you'll be hooked. I've been back twice now and would gladly drop everthing to visit again. Away Magazine ran my story and images from my last visit for the Dawson City Music Festival (the smallest music fest with the biggest heart) - it's in their summer edition, available at Pearson Toronto Airport.

16 June 1

Well Hey There to You Too....

A LOVELY little write-up in Hey There made my day (astonishingly, no palms were greased for this review.)

Check out the rest of the site for introductions to other Canadian artists, including interviews with some of my favourites; the extremely talented Jacqui Oakley, Laura Stein, Graham Roumieu (whose drawings of a garden gnome are forever etched in my memory) and Dominic Ayre.

16 March 24

La Carte Magazine (Words and Pictures)

LIKE A GROWING NUMBER of memorable adventures, this one began with an email that read: “Don’t be a baby, Colleen.” The night before, curled up on my tightly pin-tucked sofa with six pillows I googled “class IV rapids” to find out what I was getting myself into. According to Wikipedia and the International Scale of River Difficulty descriptions, class four rapids “may require “must make” moves above dangerous hazards. Risk of injury to swimmers is moderate to high, and water conditions may make self-rescue difficult.” I had a must make move of my own; I immediately emailed the group to respectfully tap out. “I think I’ll take the train” I’d written. After all, my plan was to shoot photos in the Yukon and that precluded taking a bath with my Canon.

Revealing my "sucker for a dare" weakness, a short story about our aventures on the glorious rapids of Tatshenshini (Yukon, Canada) is running in La Carte Magazine, Adventure Issue.

16 February 24

Chatelaine (Pictures)

Pick up the french edition of Chatelaine (or read it on Texture) and you'll see some of my shots from a recent trip to Italy. Thanks Chatelaine!

16 January 23

Rethink Breast Cancer Benefit (Design)

Concert poster for the incomparably talented Norman Blake and Joe Pernice.

16 January 23


Retro-styled infographic, it's always fun to whip these up.

15 Nov 28

Metro Campaign

From eight-page gatefolds to two-page spreads, from stock to shooting images, from print to digital, this multiphase campaign kept us (and our readers!) hungry for fresh ingredients from Metro all year long.

15 Nov 25

Conceptual Photo-Illustration

Zoomer magazine wanted a fun opener for an excerpt of Ian Brown's latest book, I wanted an excuse to light some birthday cancels... the result is in the January 2016 issue, on newsstands soon.

15 October 24


A couple of outs from a recent photoshoot. Love these kids - they're adorable even in a mugshot.

15 October 23

Gojilatte on the west coast!

Gojilatte launched in Vancouver - and I shot and designed a few new promos to help celebrate.

15 Sept 10

Sam Roberts Band

I jumped off a dock, Sam Roberts jumped off a stage. I'd call it about even this long weekend. (Thanks to the band for hosting a great after party; the perfect end to a heat wave...and summer itself.)

15 Aug 21

Roger Lion

There are those albums that you just can hardly wait for, and Roger Lion is one of them. The Joe Pernice and Budo collaboration has been getting lots of ink in the lead up to their September release, amoung them Stereogum and the Wall Street Journal. It's merely a happy coincidence that I shot the portrait of Joe Pernice in Toronto (paired with a shot of Budo taken in Seattle), I'd be adding the album to my collection anyways. Perorder link here.

15 May 5

Covet Garden, redux

Another kind post by Covet Garden about my growing art collection.

15 APR 1

Covet Garden

My friends at Covet Garden have run a sweet article about my little loft today. If you have a minute, please visit and show them some love (and if you have more than a minute, dig through their archives - they've profiled incredible spaces over the years that are truly covetable.)

15 March 20


Almost as satisifying as making these little brass accents is saying the word "icosahedron".

14 DEC 30

Toronto Pearson: Away Magazine

Travel assignments - even ones that don't leave the city - count me in. I joined the talented team at St Joesph Media for the first-edition launch as Art Director. Editorial Director, Maryam Sanati. Creative Director, Una Janicijevic. Photo Editor, Liz Ikiriko. (More sample pages in portfolio, above cover by Una Janicijevic, illustration by Fumio Watanabe, icons throughout by Doublenaut).

14 OCT 21

The Flavour Principle

Lucy Waverman and Beppi Crosariol won this year's Taste Canada award for best cookbook with The Flavour Principle, published by Harper Collins. I'm proud to have been part of the team on this delicious project! (On-set photography art direction and photographer/stylist recruiter).

14 SEPT 13


My story on family travel to Florida is on Canadian Family's website. Wonderful to discover that there's so much more to Florida than the mouse.

14 Sept 20


My friends at Gojiccino are expanding again - you can find their line of delicious gojiberry-based drinks in cafes across Toronto and in New York. I've been thrilled to work on their branding / photography since my first sip of the Gojiccino latte (It's the only thing that competes with coffee in my world.) Congrats guys!