Category Archives: Stray Light Media

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. 

 

Best of 2018

Well, there goes 2018. Hope it was good to you. Here are my top 9 photos of the year according to Instagram.  Although the one of me was taken by Terry Day! Nice to look back and curious because what your favourite photos, or what you might consider the “best” …. are seldom what other think. The thing I like about these are they are a product of great subjects and great adventures. Here is to 2019 so get out there and make great photos!  #2018bestnine.

An Audience of Chairs – Movie poster

The movie poster for An Audience of Chairs. Shot in Tor’s Cove, Newfoundland in the summer of 2017 and still one of my favourite images. This film is not making the film festival circuit so treat yourself and go check it out. FaceBook page for news!

Bride on the rocks

Mandy and Steve got married!!  …but being avid rock climbers they wanted some photos that reflected their love of the sport. This is not the realm of regular wedding photographers so they turned to their local climbing community.  So on a beautiful fall morning our small crew headed out to make this happen for them. Along with Mandy and Steve there was, rope access specialist and photographer Terry Day, experienced climber Thom Smith, all ’round adventurer and drone pilot Brandon Whelan and myself. We had a location in mind at a regular climbing crag in Flatrock, north of St John’s that had the right combination of dramatic and being fairly “wedding dress accessible” …despite being called “BloodBath”. The plan was reviewed, ropes were rigged, the drone was launched and everyone took their places. I’m hoping this was a first for Newfoundland. Thanks everyone for an epic shoot and a big congratulations to Mandy and Steve!

Something in the Atmosphere

Back in August outdoor retailer, Atmosphere, came out to Newfoundland to shoot their fall ad campaign on the iconic East Coast Trail  …and it was a blast! Our crew of eight hiked, scouted explored and shot in locations from Flatrock to LaManche over 5 days. Even Cape Spear  …as far east as you can go in North America! For a photography and ad people its very rewarding to be doing full on advertising production on location in beautiful place.

Producer: Kaitlyn Smith
Art Director: James Wallbank
Production Assistant: Terry Day
Models: Camille Stopps, Morgan Locke, Michael Zatylny, Faraz Qureshi.

The photos are making their way through their social media feeds and their retail website. Here is a small cut of my favourites.

 

 

Night ride with the AMG Mercedes e63s

Summer nights on Marine Drive with TJ, Mango Lassie and the AMG Mercedes e63s wagon. © 2018 Greg Locke

My new ad in Newfoundland Quarterly.

Newfoundland Quarterly is Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier arts and cultural magazine. It’s reproduction quality, design and quality makes it a perfect place for me to place my ads. If you love magazines, do check them out

2016 Bloc on The Rock video!

Our video from the 2016 Bloc on The Rock climbing competition at Wallnuts Climbing Centre in St John’s, Newfoundland. This bouldering event kicked of the climbing competition season and is the first of two major provincial competitions in the province.

Working with Marg!

marg-F&O_GREGLOCKE-3714Such a great pleasure with work with Mary Walsh and her small guerrilla team on the Marg Brings Change campaign during the 2015 election. You can check out all the videos, memes and posters at margbringschange.ca. …and MARG!, Princess Warrior, didn’t have to smite anyone. Although the Canadian voter certainly smited Stephen Harper and the Conservative party. Canada now returns to regular programming.

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Sound Art

Every two years since 1983 Sound Symposium has been happening in Newfoundland, Canada at the edge of the North Atlantic. Founded by classical musician and percussionist, Don Wherry, the event grew from a bunch of avant garde musician friends to a ten day international festival of new music, performing and sound art with everything from classical and jazz musicians experimenting with new sound, dance and theatre to audio engineers and sculptures creating audio art installations in the wild coastal environment. The soundscapes created have become the hallmark of Sound Symposium which happens once again in July of 2014.

We shot this video at a 2012 Sound Symposium event organized by Gayle Young, a sound artist and founder of Music Works magazine. She led a group of musicians to remote  Doctor’s Cove, Newfoundland, 100km south of St. John’s to find resonant rocks and build lithophones.