event photography, photography, portrait photography

CULTIVATE 2011

Last week I had the opportunity to photograph a speaking engagement and networking event for the Ad Club of Edmonton at one of our city's most prized venues: the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA). It is always a neat place to shoot, but because of its size (and because we wanted to do a "photobooth" area) I asked my friend Dannielle J. Oswell to help me cover the event. She gladly obliged!

The featured speaker of the evening was Ron Tite, a leader in innovation and brilliance at Toronto's Euro RSCG agency. I'm going to go ahead and steal the Ad Club of Edmonton's writeup about him:

"Recently named one of the Top 10 Creative Canadians by Marketing Magazine, Ron has crafted advertising Campaigns for clients including Air France, Evian, Hersey, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, RBC, Spring, Volvo, Xerox, and many others. Now the VP and Creative Director for Sharpe Blackmore Euro RSCG, his work has been recognized by Graphics, The London International Advertising Awards, The New York Festivals of Advertising, The Crystals, The Extras, The Canadian Marketing Association, The Marketing Awards and many more."

Ron and I connected through twitter before the event, and he asked if we could shoot some new headshots for him at the AGA. We met up an hour early and had a pretty fun, informal session all the while swapping stories and laughing quite a bit. Ron has kindly let me post a few online, so I'd like to share with you my take on the modern headshot.

To view the photo gallery from Cultivate 2011, click here. To view a few more photos from Ron's headshot session, click the image below.