Syx Hosts Photo Classes at the Art Gallery of Windsor

I am very happy to announce that I’m be teaming up with the Art Gallery of Windsor to offer some photography classes this April & again in August.

This first set of classes “The ABC’s of Photography” is designed to help any amateur photographer with their gear and will help them take better photos in just 4 weeks.

Classes will be held the first 4 Saturdays in April from 11:30-2pm.
If you are interested, please register on the AGW’s site.

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Looking for something more advanced?
Need to make leaps and bounds in your Lightroom Workflow?
I offer One-on-One private sessions, details here.

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The Classy Side of Al Yeti Bones

I had a meeting with Dean from The Windsor Independent late last year and we talked about doing some projects together.  Just over month ago, while we were working on the video for the Gallery Series, I got a message from Dean asking me if I was interested in shooting a cover story for him with Al Yeti Bones.

It went something like this:
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And with that, messages and ideas started flowing back and forth. I got in touch with Al and he seemed up for ideas I put out, but we all settled on one idea for the cover.

This was by far one of the more fun shoots I’ve been hire to do lately. It is great when the trust in each person on the team allows for creativity to flow.  Thanks to Dean for having trust in me to pull this idea off, and a big thanks to Al for being awesome and letting me add the yet unreleased CD to my Gypsy Chief Goliath collection, and for swallowing some blood in the name of art! :)

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Please take a listen to Gypsy Chief Goliath on itunes while you enjoy reading The Windsor Independent – interview with Al Yeti Bones of Gypsy Chief Goliath

Thanks for reading! And if you are interested in the blood, leave a message in the comments :)

 

The Silence Factory – CD release this SATURDAY

In just a little over 18 months I’ve had the opportunity to become good friends with a young musician, working with him on several projects, photoshoots, CD layouts, websites and even videos.  Nathan has always impressed me from his handle on his music, the simplicity with which he plays the guitar and his thought provoking lyrics. Nathan also has respect for his band members and other musicians that will more than likely help him solidify a long career in music, and I hope to be right there helping to capture it.

This weekend, Nathan McNevin and the Silence Factory will be releasing their first CD.  “Collection of Thoughts” was reviewed by The Windsor Independent and was very very well received.

“Impossibly infectious melodies. Lyrics that walk the delicate and unstable line of angst ridden diary scribblings…and raw, passionate poetry. This album is an emotional tilt-a-whirl of sound, drenched in adrenaline. Smeared with love, pain, lust, passion and possibly, the most important ingredient: unapologetic ego – but in such a natural way…so self-aware, without being self-conscious, it’s humble. If that makes ANY sense at all. – Dan McDonald

So I am finally happy to be able to present the final printed version of the CD:

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Here’s a high res  version for all you music geeks that like reading liner notes!

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If you’d like a copy of your own, or you just want to come out and check them out, support them during their release party, let me know, I have $10 tickets!
This Saturday, Feb 27th at the Old Walkerville Theatre… all the details can be found here:
 https://www.facebook.com/events/1070533346330736/

On top of all the photo, design & web work I have been experimenting in video.  Nathan has also been the subject of my first ever music video as well as my most recent that I produced for The Windsor Independent’s Gallery Series.  So please, If you haven’t yet checked out the videos take a few minutes, let me know what you think.

 

See them live this SATURDAY at THE OLD WALKERVILLE THEATRE

Nathan McNevin & The Silence Factory accompanied by the Wiebe Family String Quartet.
Also with special guests El Mi Sho & the Hombres and The Autumn Kings!!

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Doors are at 7:00 pm;
The Autumn Kings at 8:15 pm;
El Mi Sho and the Hombres at 9:00 pm
The Silence Factory hit the stage at 9:45 pm.

When Hardcore gets Soft – Shooting product for Eekoe

Well, I have to admit, I’ve know Chat Ottenbreit for about 9-10 years now.  We met in Vancouver, he was always getting tattooed, hanging out with crazy bands, travelling around with Warpped Tour and even NASCAR… so when I got an email to photograph some of his new products, I was stoked and excited to hear what he had planned.

“Socks” he said, “I need you to shoot some socks for me.”

These were not the words I ever expected to come out of his mouth.  Chad had gone off the deep end and was now pushing socks.  But what I didn’t know was the back story behind the socks and their revolutionary new material.

These are socks made of bamboo.  They are crazy soft… and best of all, they don’t stink like regular cotton socks do.  Serious.  I’ve had these socks on my feet for 3 days, working and riding my bike, and they don’t stink!

I’m not going to go on about them anymore… this is mainly a blog to show you a sample of my most recent product photography.  I know that most of you know me for my more creative portrait work and my fine art work… but we all have to go to work.  I’m just happy to have my work studio attached to my new home!

So here are some samples of my product photography.  Please keep me in mind if you are in need of some clean, professional product photography.

Messing around with my GoPro and Adobe Premiere

I felt the urge to mess around with some video editing yesterday.

All of the video was captured on my GoPro Hero 4 (thanks again to my family for an awesome birthday present).

Music by my old friends: LoDown
Socks: Eekoe

Thanks for watching!