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Standing on my first Summit.

People often come and go through our life and some leave a bigger impression on us then others. In 2005 I went to the Rockies, I din't exactly have a plan for my trip I just packed a few things and was confident that I would find some adventure once I got out there. I met Neil Baker at a climbing shop in Banff and after a few conversations he invited me to come along on a scrambling trip in the Rogers Pass area. We ended up climbing Ross peak and spent the night right on the summit. It was the beginning of my climbing career. 

Neil and I ended up climbing a number of peaks together over a few years but eventually lost touch. I'm very bad at keeping in touch with people. Even my family I have a hard time staying in touch. It's a flaw that I recognize and am trying to work on. As with a lot of my friends that don't live in the same city, I didn't keep in touch with Neil but he is the definitely someone that I looked up to and he had a lasting impression on me. A truly great person.

I've been scanning some of my old slide film, the images below are just a few from our climbing adventures. 

I hope you are doing well pal.  

 Neil Baker on the summit of Ross Peak. Rogers Pass, BC

Neil Baker on the summit of Ross Peak. Rogers Pass, BC

 Neil waiting out a storm. Nikon FM10 - Velvia 50

Neil waiting out a storm. Nikon FM10 - Velvia 50

 Neil and Jon climbing on the slopes of Mt. Athabasca.

Neil and Jon climbing on the slopes of Mt. Athabasca.

 Neil and I on the summit of Mt. Athabasca. 

Neil and I on the summit of Mt. Athabasca. 

 Neil on Ross Peak. 

Neil on Ross Peak. 

Cheers,

Bojan

PUP - Shooting my first live concert

On Thursday December 15, 2016  I photographed PUP The Band at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto. It was their 2nd of 3  sold out shows at the Danforth. Pup is a Canadian Punk Rock band formed in 2013. 

A few things that I learned: With the media pass I got shoot the first 3 songs in the "pit", right in front of the stage. After that I had free range to wonder around and take photos from anywhere else. It was incredibly difficult to get very creative, things happen fast, and the lighting is so varied that I was happy just to get the focus nailed and to get the lighting somewhat right. PUP moves around a lot on the stage which makes it really fun to shoot because they will give you plenty of energy and action but combine that with the consistently changing light and capturing the moments becomes rather difficult. While I was in the pit I didn't quite know what to expect. Once the band started playing things got wild and I found myself looking back a lot more then focusing on the shooting. Fans were jumping the barriers and the barriers them self were pretty close to coming down. Not a place I'd want to be if that were to happen.

All in all, shooting my first live concert was a blast and it definetly gave me a whole new appreciation for music photography. Big thanks for PUP for having me there and to my pal Amanda who is a rad music photographer.  

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Music Photographer Toronto
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PUP the Band
Toronto Live Music Photography
Toronto Live Music Photographer

Cheers,

Bojan

Sunset Paddle in Toronto

If you ever thought that you need to drive far out of the city to go kayaking or to have an adventure in general think again.  Paddle Toronto  operates right out of Harbourfront Centre and they have plenty of Kayaks for rent. A quick 20min paddle to Toronto island and you will feel like you are in cottage country, especially if you go in spring or fall when all the tourists have thinned out. The noise of the city disappears although it looms right above you every time you turn your head north. So if you are ever stuck and not sure what to do, go for a evening paddle and watch the sunset from the lake, you won't regret it. 

 Nikon F100 - Kodak Portra 160 

Nikon F100 - Kodak Portra 160 

 Nikon F100, Kodak Portra 160

Nikon F100, Kodak Portra 160

Cheers,

Bojan