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Soteeoh – real name Adeyemi Adegbesan – captures vibrant, restless, dramatic images of his city. This esthetic has earned him a following on Instagram (@soteeoh has more than 60,000 followers), and major brands like Adidas, Lululemon and Chevrolet tap him to shoot their ad campaigns. For Soteeoh, Instagram is more than a social platform – it’s the reason he committed to photography as a career. “I’d dabbled in it before, but in 2012 I started shooting consistently, because of the ease and convenience of [the platform],” says the selftaught photographer. […]

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Grab your gear and get shooting at these six gorgeous Canadian gardens by VICKIE REICHARDT The stunning stamens, the cascade of colours, an interesting insect perched on a petal – flowers can make for spectacular photo subjects. Here are six of the best spots across Canada to snap some beautiful blooms. ANNAPOLIS ROYAL HISTORIC GARDENS Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Part history lesson, part botanical utopia, these gardens’ 17 acres of flowers, trees and ornamental grasses are just two hours outside of Halifax. Explore the Victorian Garden’s 3,000 types of annuals; […]

Aiming for the sky

BY September 14, 2018 The Lens

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Chris Gordaneer has captured hundreds, if not thousands, of unique images of the sky, taken from places all over the world. He’s pointed his lenses towards the heavens while on commercial work in the Canadian Rockies, Scotland and Colorado; during personal photography treks to several countries in Africa, including Namibia and South Africa; and even from the roof of Westside Studio in Toronto, where he’s one of the partners. “Anytime [the sky] looks cool, even ominous – so, not blue – and the clouds look painterly, I’ll shoot it. I’ll […]