Here are the final fitness portraits for the World Health Real People Real Results campaign. These finalists are competing for a trip to Mexico and each of them will be featured on billboards throughout the city. Pretty cool!
The hardest part about Julie's portrait shoot was making our final selects because there were so many good photos to choose from. I'm very happy with how these turned out!
I was tasked with photographing Corey, butcher and owner at Edmonton's ACME Meat Market. We started off with a few normal photos, but decided to have a little fun with the shoot. I like where we ended up!
I had the privilege of photographing Katherine and Michelle Plouffe, two of the top female basketball players to come out of Edmonton. After their time at Harry Ainlay high school Katherine went on to play for Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and Michelle played for the University of Utah. Both Plouffes played for the Canadian National Team and this past spring Michelle was selected as the 19th overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft to play for the Seattle Storm.
Teresa loves to shop, but more specifically, Teresa loves shoes! At first I wasn't sure how to photograph her passion for shoes, but things just kind of came together. We decided to bury Teresa in all 154 pairs of shoes that she owns.
If you ever want to get your ass kicked in an awesome way, go for a HIIT class at Blitz Conditioning. I had the honour of photographing their head shots and this is a fantastic team that will make you sweat.
If you don't know The Lingnan, then you don't know Chinese food. The Quons have been feeding Edmontonians since 1947 and the dynamic family has been featured on a number of reality shows. Miles has been running the restaurant for the past few years and I wanted to capture his authority and passion in the kitchen. I think the black chef's jacket was a nice touch!
I had a new seamless to test out and Kim was the perfect subject for the photo I had in mind. We were going for a simple professional portrait.
Frank is a super nice guy, they don't come more genuine than him. He has this natural hardcore look that I wanted to bring out in his portrait so I made sure to photograph him with contrasting light and to keep away from the smiles.
Michal is a talented singer and is currently entering the modelling industry. Hopefully this photo helps him out.
Christina is a natural in front of the camera. The hardest part about photographing her portraits was selecting which one to use in the end.