Category Archives: On the road

Foto Flashback

Spitfire-1-webIn 1982 I had been shooting news for a couple of years and was expanding my perspectives and trying some commercial and advertising photography. Doing a little organization in the file room this week I found this 35mm Kodak Extachrome 64 transparency. As I recall, there wasn’t much lighting but lots of reflectors and graduated filters. It was an instant flashback to a warm summer evening, a fun car on a long drive with a fun crew. One of my first paid ad shoots it was for a friend who owned an import auto business. I can almost smell that English leather interior now. …greg

Explore Newfoundland Project 2015

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Ice climbing in Lance Cove on Southern Shore of the Avalon Peninsula. © 2014 GREG LOCKE #exploreNL

#EXPLORE NEWFOUNDLAND ….adventures in the Newfoundland outdoors is our new project for 2015 where we will be pursuing the spirit of travel, exploration, adventure and the testing of ones physical limits looking for great stories, powerful photos and engaging video of the people who take on the challenges of the land, sea and environment.

In the past couple of years I have been getting re-acquainted with the outdoors and the opportunities for adventure it offers. Hiking, climbing, skiing and any number of human powered endeavors are only minutes out your door in Canada’s most eastern province. We have gathered of a few photos from last year to get our project website up and running and throughout the year we will be adding more photos, video and stories as we seek out the best Newfoundland has to offer in outdoor adventure.

So far this year we have been ice climbing on Cape Broyle and snow shoe racing on Three Pond Barrens. In the next few weeks we’ll be back with new cross-country skiing. Stay tuned for trail running, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and to close out the summer a back country hiking and camping trip through Gros Morne National Park.

visit the #Explore Newfoundland site!

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You can’t do projects like this on your own so we are grateful for the assistance of The Outfitters and Wallnuts Climbing Center in helping us make pictures happen.

NSO Project photos updated

NSO violist Chantelle Jubenville in a field of Fireweed at Sugar Loaf, Newfoundland. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

NSO violist Chantelle Jubenville in a field of Fireweed at Sugar Loaf, Newfoundland. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

We have just updated our NSO Project photo galleries adding our images from 2014. Looking forward to what 2015 brings for the musicians of Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.

NSO PROJECT – The Portraits
NSO PROJECT – Backstage Pass

You can also visit the NSO’s new website at nsomusic.ca for the 2015 concert schedule and information.

Shooting Toyotas

HD-ToyotaPlaza_GSL-1291-2-RETOUCHNight shoot on location at Toyota Plaza in St. John’s, Newfoundland. ….lots of light, lots of time and lots of driving back and forth. (click to enlarge full size)  

© 2014 GREGLOCKE

 

Playing with the cat

Well, summer is over and its time to get back to work. Caterpillar invited us to head out on the road and shoot for them again this year and after the fun we had last year we dropped everything and said YES! Be sure to get your 2015 calendar.  Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

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.

 

A recipe for a great photo day

Take 1 perfectly aged Volvo wagon, fill with a piping hot string quartet, add instruments, bags ….lots of shoes! and top with 100 kilos of photo/video gear.  Drive for a couple of hours through a winter wonderland and then let bake all day at the finest country inn and estate in Newfoundland. When its done you will be serving up hundreds of awesome photos and video. Big thanks to Carole Bestvater, Sarah-Jane Johnson, Dominic Greene, Etienne Pemberton-Renaud from the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and special thanks Laurelyn Berry and Jerry Byrne for a great day and hosting us at The Doctor’s House Inn & Spa

Carole Bestvater for NSO Portraits

NSO violinist Carole Bestvater photographed on location in Corner brook, Newfoundland by Greg Locke for The NSO Project © 2013 -www.greglocke.com

NSO violinist Carole Bestvater photographed on location in Corner brook, Newfoundland by Greg Locke for The NSO Project © 2013 -www.greglocke.com

Well!!!! ….here in St. John’s, Newfoundland its Old Christmas Day (the 12th Day of Christmas)  …and the real Christmas Day for many of the Christian cultures. The sun is out power is back on after a howler of a winter storm and rolling blackouts across the entire island for the past 3 days. So its back to work for as long as the power stays on. First thing is to clean of a few jobs left over from before the holidays such as a final edit of the amazing Carole Bestvater’s photo shoot. We shot this as the first in a new series for the NSO Portraits Project in a church yard in Corner Brook, Newfoundland while the Newfoundland symphony Orchestra was on tour with it Christmas Pops Tour. It was sunrise, in the snow and -20c degrees.

Check out our previous work on The NSO Project and stay tuned for our new adventures with the incredible musicians of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.

Eleanor McCain in Newfoundland with NSO

Eleanor McCain in Corner Brook, Newfoundland with the NSO. Photo by Greg Locke © 2013

Our last major shoot of 2013 could not have been more pleasurable. Four days on tour on the west coast of Newfoundland with the brilliant musicians and crew of  Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and vocalist Eleanor McCain for the Christmas Pops Tour. We stole Eleanor away from rehearsals to play in the snow and shoot some photos in wintery Corner Brook.  But at -20C it was a pretty quick shoot.!

New Liberal leader for Newfoundland

Dwight Ball addresses party members after winning leadership of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John’s, Newfoundland on November 17, 2013. Photo by Greg Locke© 2013