Category Archives: In the studio

In studio with Peter Willie Youngtree

In studio for a portrait of musician., Peter Willie Youngtree in St John’s, Newfoundland. © 2018 Greg Locke

NAPE PTSD public awareness campaign

Many people are subject to traumatic experiences in their job. Some repeatedly, some just once. But all can result in PTSD. And its not always the obvious people like soldiers and first responders. It can be shop keepers, teachers, taxi drivers, clergy, journalists …anyone. Any worker who has been robbed, assaulted, harassed on the job or witnesses a traumatic event can be afflicted with PTSD. I’m proud to have been a part of this public service campaign by the Newfoundland Association of Public Employees to bring workplace mental health legislation to the province for all workers.

…visit the campaign website. https://lets-get-it-right.com/

Study the classics

…because you never know when someone will ask you to shoot a classic black and white portrait for corporate head office. A rare thing these days of Instagram aesthetics.

© 2018 Greg Locke

Return to classic portraiture

Marc-Lafreniere-2015_GSL-7298-webIn a visually noisy world of over saturated, over photo shopped, really bad HDR artificial photos it is so nice to have someone who appreciates classic black & white portraiture walk into your studio. It’s always rewarding to revisit and practice the lighting lessons taught to us by the great masters like Rembrandt and Vermeer (…see Rembrandt Lighting) and 1940’s Hollywood photographers such as George Hurrell, who pioneered the use of high intensity focused fresnel lights found on movies sets. Its clean, back to basics and keeps it simple. It’s about the light, not the camera. This is Marc Lafrenière, teacher, photographer, film and art aficionado  …future .com billionaire. :^)

You can visit his website at marclafreniere.ca

© 2015 Greg Locke

 

More Headroom

Headroom-Emma-GSL9875-WEB-FINALWe really love working with The Headroom in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Great people with creative vision, drive and skills. We are back in the studio for this latest shoot for Olivia Chafe, one of the hottest hair stylists in the city, was for a Sebastian Whats Next contest.  You can vote for her entry online at Sebastian.

Model: Emma Dagher
Makeup: Janel O’connell
Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

Neil Edwards, CEO of the NSO

Neil Edwards, CEO, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Photographed by Greg Locke in St. John's, Newfoundland © 2014

Neil Edwards, CEO, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Photographed by Greg Locke in St. John’s, Newfoundland © 2014

 After three years of photographing the musicians of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra in performance, back stage, on the road and in a series of on location photo shoots, I finally got the symphony CEO, Neil Edwards, in the studio and in front of the camera for his portrait. …click to enlarge.  Photo by Greg Locke © 2014.

Head room

 

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

Sucker for sapphires

Last week we went from climbing rocks to polishing them! We shot these beautiful sapphires for Diamond Design. ….and sapphires are our favourites anyway. Photo by Greg Locke© 2013

Tempting Topaz

A lovely topaz pendant in 18k white gold on a braided silk rope by designer, Bellarri, for Diamond Design.
Photo by Greg Locke © 2013

Channeling 1968 style

After a week on the gritty, slushy, cold downtown film sets of The Slattery Street Crockers I’m happy to be back in the warm, dry studio to finish up this project I’ve been working on for Olivia Chafe at The Headroom in St. John’s. Kept thinking I was having a 1968 flashback. Must be watching to many episodes of Mad Men.

Model: Laura. Hair: Olivia Chafe. Makeup: Janel O’Connell. Photo: Greg Locke © 2013.