All dressed up and no place to go…

It’s graduation season in Canada but Covid-19 restrictions and school closures have meant grad ceremonies and parties have been cancelled for the Class of 2020. Alida Zedel decided that a grad portrait was still in order so off we went to one of her favourite places, Flatrock, for a grad dress photoshoot. Congratulations, Alida! © 2020 Greg Locke

New rock and ice climbing gallery

We have consolidated and redone our rock and ice climbing gallery. Please check it out for some fun climbing photos from Newfoundland. Rock & Ice Climbing

A Snowbird lost.

It’s sad to hear that The Snowbirds, the Royal Canadian Air Force aerobatic team, lost a crew member in a crash last month in Kamloops, B.C. Capt. Jenn Casey, a public affairs officer, was killed when she and pilot, Capt. Richard MacDougall, had to eject on take off from the airport after an apparent engine failure. They were enroute to Comox on Vancouver Island.

A native of Nova Scotia, Casey was a long-time journalist before joining the forces and becoming the Public Affairs officer for the Snow Birds. MacDougal, a veteran pilot, although seriously injured, is expected to make a full recovery.

A lucky few news photographers and journalists get to fly with the Snowbirds at their events. It is a once in a life time experience and an absolute privilege. Yes, it has its risks but these pilots and crew are total pros. I got to fly with them a long time ago in Newfoundland. Even with years of flying experience I was blown away by this flight …mostly upside down over the Atlantic Ocean. 

 

Back to the classics!

 

Got to shoot a few studio portraits again. Big lights and classic lighting skills called back into service.**. Photo by Greg Locke © 2020.

The frozen lands…


Adventure time in the frozen lands. Ice climbing season has returned to Eastern Newfoundland with great fat ice coming in at Stiles Cove, Red Head Cove, Bell Island and South Side Road in St John’s. The hurricane/blizzard certainly helped. This is Lewis Loader on High Anxiety, a WI5 rating in Red Head Cove, Flatrock, Newfoundland. There is a series of photos over on my Instagram @greg.locke 

#explorenewfoundland #alpineclubofcanada #iceclimbing

Gomez and Morticia out on the town

Our annual Halloween fun with Erinn and Lauren. Water Street, St John’s, Newfoundland  © 2019 Greg Locke

Climbing Kananaskis

Building anchors and rapping off Wasootch Ridge in the rain in Kananaskis, Alberta with Erinn Locke this past summer. #prana #scarpa, #petzl #northface © 2019 Greg Locke

The Banshee

A Banshee clings to the last living soul of a dying community on the rugged shores of Newfoundland.

Very happy to release these still frames from Wanda Nolan’s short film, Always Going, Never Gone. It was shot this summer on location in Petty harbour, Newfoundland and will make its debut at the Atlantic International Film Festival in Halifax, NS on September 13th, 2019

Thanks for inviting me to be a part of this cool film.

Written and directed by Wanda Nolan
Produced by Kerri Mattie

Starring
Mary-Colin Chisholm as Ailish
Allison Moira Kelly as Kari
Rhiannon Morgan as the Banshee

Flying high

Canadian national Team member Becca Frangos flying high in woman’s Open finals at the Canadian national lead climbing championships at Allez Up in Montreal. © Greg Locke 2019

A cut above….

Very pleased with the outcome of this ad campaign for long time client, Diamond Design, in St John’s, Newfoundland. If you don;t know, they have the best watch boutique in Newfoundland and with this campaign wanted to incorporate the local vibe. First shoot was with Fog Town Barbour Shop in downtown St John’s. Loved the opportunity to produce a classic retro style again. It suited this shoot so well.


 

All Photos by Greg Locke © 2019. www.straylight.ca