Saturday evening’s Sinfonia concert of 18th-century music had the D.F. Cook Recital Hall filled to near capacity.
- Violist Clayton Leung, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Greg Locke for the NSO. © 2013 – www.greglocke.com
The audience was greeted in the lobby by life-size silk-screen panels of three of the orchestra members: yet another application of Greg Locke’s inspired photographs that were featured in The Telegram in the summer, that grace the program booklets for the 2013/2014 season, and that won Locke The Telegram’s Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Volunteer.
Locke’s idea of photographing the musicians with their instruments outside the concert hall, in colour, in the community and by the sea, helps put the faces to the names of individual players, while emphasizing that Newfoundland now has a symphony orchestra of which we can be very proud. …more
….at the Goldwell Fantasy competition in St. John’s. © 2013 Greg Locke
With the team from The Headroom at the Goldwell Fantasy hair show. Congratulations and thanks to Trish Malloy, Janel O’Connell, Courtney Day, Olivia Chafe and model, Kristen Parsons. Spectacular! Photo by Greg Locke © 2013
GULU, UGANDA. 09DEC04: –HUMANITARIAN CRISIS NORTH UGANDA — Musicians and dancers rehearse for a visit by Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni to their refugee village of Awere in northern Uganda. 1.6 Million people have been displaced from their homes and farms in the provinces of northern Uganda and relocated to “protected villages” since 1996 due to the conflict between the Uganda governments UPDF army and The Lord’s Resistance Army. An extremist Christian rebel group led by Joseph Kony who gets arms and supplies from the fundamentalist Muslim government in Sudan. Photo by Greg Locke © 2004. (041209-097GSL.jpg)
For a long time I have lacked an outlet for my editorial photography and documentary work. With the collapse of news magazines, newspapers and just about every other consumer publication, clients and budgets disappeared. Quality journalism cost money to produce and few are willing to pay in the media business these days.
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The last of the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club’s Wednesday night racing sessions on Conception Bay happened this week. With the days getting shorter we headed out into the setting sun, big winds and healthy ocean swell. It all made for a fast and wet evening but when the sun went down and we sailing back in the winds had died, the seas were calm and there was a glorious full moon glistening on the bay. So, thanks for for another awesome racing season Greyling. It was a great ride. Photo by Greg Locke © 2013
Time to catch up on some of the assignments we shot over this summer. We’ll start with Anthony Germain, host of CBC Radio’s Morning Show in St. John’s, Newfoundland, who we photographed on location at Outer Cove, a small rocky beach north of St. John’s. Photo by Greg Locke© 2013
Erinn and her climbing team mates wanted me to take them to a new area for them called Blood Bath. We only had a few hours after supper so this was a good choice as it was close by, offered a number of shorter but challenging routes and had easy access to the top rope anchors. We stayed late but the setting sun caste an amazing light so the girls broke out the head lamps for the last few climbs. Grabbed this shot of one of the girls as she neared the top on the last climb of the night. Photo by Greg Locke© 2013
Remember that scene in the Muppet Treasure Island movie where the ship got caught in the Doldrums …no wind, really hot, and everyone went a little mad? Well, it was kind of like that on Saturday at this years BMW – RNYC Race Week. No wind, DEAD CALM for more than four hours in the blistering sun. Not enough wind to move a boat but calm enough for a little swimming, a diving contest and “high seas” broadsides battle with water bombs and buckets of water. Or a chance to just catch up on your sleep. Mercifully, after lunch and before everyone drank all the beer they had on-board, the wind came up and the they had enough time to get one good long race in for the day.
Indeed, the whole week was a bit of weather craziness. Day 1 they raced in torrential rains, Day 2 was cancelled due to too much wind. Day 3 the wind was all over the place, swinging 180 degrees at one point …lots of sail changes that day, and Day 4 no wind for half the day. Everyone said they have never seen anything like it. Which is what makes sailing in Newfoundland a challenge (or adventure) even on a normal day.
Consequently I didn’t get a lot of hard core racing shots this year but did capture a bit of the fun that goes on when sailors can’t sail and had a blast, as always being a winch monkey on-board Greyling. Thank you Dave and Heather for the boat therapy. Race Results can be found on the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club website and see gallery my below.
The summer shooting schedule continues and we are back in Flatrock, Newfoundland. This time for this evening portrait of musician Michelle Cheramy. Photo by Greg Locke© 2013
Our photo of David Bruneau at the Flatrock Climbing Festival, in Flatrock, Newfoundland made the front page of the Northeast Avalon Times newspaper this week ….the best Newspaper in Newfoundland I might add! Always a great honour.