Did you notice?
Submission season is coming up again and I got a little surprise when I saw my entry from last year (top right corner!) in the call for submissions for the upcoming 2014 annual, yippee! Don’t forget you can check out that whole series on my portfolio site
Ride On, Ride On at Switchback Cyclery | Nick Wong Photography 2013
Continuing on from last week, this week’s small business is Switchback Cyclery. Steve and Cynthia run this amazing custom bike shop, with a hipster vibe, and multitudes and multitudes of options, they’ll help you craft the machine of your dreams. Switchback also has its’ roots as being operated under a larger charitable organization known as Sanctuary and helps members of the community with a chance at a great occupation.
Artwork by Lizi (栗子):i. Paper Plane
ii. Little Cat Cafe
iii. Essence of Travel
Scenes like these are my inspiration. SO beautiful, go illustrators
Everything’s Coming up Rosie | 2013 Nick Wong Photography
Toronto’s a unique kinda city in that our neighborhood’s each have their own unique spirit and flair. My studio happens to be in the cozy east end limits of Riverside, and with the help of the Riverside BIA, we’re working with the local businesses to get to know our neighbors and fellow store owners.
In that spirit, meet Rosie, owner of Quince Flowers at Queen St East and Munro St. Her store was not just warm, and welcoming, but Rosie’s charm and Artist background put together an incredible table set for our shoot. If you need anything in the realm of Flora, she’s a great first stop!
A very special thanks to Courtney Kelly for pulling everything together to make this project real.
Keep your eyes open for next week’s featured Riverside resident
Jim Leech in Report On Business | Nick Wong 2013
Did you catch last Friday’s Globe and Mail? Inside you’ll find the gorgeously put together December 2013 issue of Report On Business and a portrait I did of Jim Leech, Author of The Third Rail, a new book on Canada’s pension system. Here’s a look at the printed photo and an extra fav of mine, that I caught with Jim right before he took off.
Highly recommend finding a copy and checking out the accompanying interview!
Thank you so much to Clare Jordan (photo editor) for the opportunity and assistant Jason Gordon.
Madeline | 2013 Nick Wong Photography
Hailing from Montréal, the gorgeous Maddie stopped by the studio for an impromptu shoot. Previously seen in campaigns for Marc Jacob and American Apparel, this girl was a real joy to have in front of the lens
NYC 2013 | Nick Wong Photography
A few from the archive from my last trip out to Manhattan. Say what you will, but the Big City seems to always get just the right kind of light, it’s a lot more special than you’d think.
Portraits of ACAD’s Chair, School of Communication Design | 2013 Nick Wong Photography
Fun work? Is that even possible? What do you think?
This comics essay is part of a book called Brick by Brick, which I am now raising money to self publish on Kickstarter! Please check out the link for more details!
rain | 2013 Nick Wong Photography
A few weeks ago, you got a sneak peek of a portrait series I started working on, and here’s the rest. Definitely had a lot of fun with this.
Inspired by the rollercoaster of fall weather lately and the poetic nature of rain and it’s effects on people.
Something really meditative about the process of creating the rain and also in pulling the right emotions out of my sitters.
Found this old gem from my outing with strangers in Tokyo…
I need this kind of motivation in my life.
I… thanks, courage wolf. I needed that.
gave me a chuckle. Tuesdays are now motivation days.
Maggie | 2013 Nick Wong Photography
It’s a rainy day today in Toronto, so here’s a rainy, somber portrait to start your weekend off.