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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

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

Annual CAT report

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Very happy to have shot the cover art for the Toromont CAT 2015 Annual Report. Always dirty fun and adventure out playing with the cats.

Cats playing at night

CAT-SoldiersPond-WEB_GSL-3456Shooting in the rain and mud for Toromont Cat when road culvert upgrades required the closing of the 4 lane Trans Canada Highway west of St John’s, Newfoundland for a weekend. River damned, trench dug, culverts laid, buried and paved in three days. Required a bunch of Nikon Speedlights laying around in the mud to fill in the shadows from the massive generator powered work light towers. © 2015 Greg Locke 

Endless Summer 2015

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OK, that might be a bit delusional. July was a weather torture test in Newfoundland and “Winter is Coming” has become “I told you so” as December gets  a firm grip on us and we resign ourselves to the dark months.   ….BUT!  August was awesome and the summer stretched well into October so we got to do some great “fall” shooting that looked like an endless summer. A little bit of climbing with the Newfoundland Youth Team in Stiles Cove,  yoga in the Manuals River with climber and circus aerialist Keely Whitelaw, getting dirty in the political trenches with Marg, Princess Warrior and glorious “summer” photos with NSO musicians Chantelle Jubinville and newest member Rosemary Lawton. The remote sandy beach at Lance Cove Point at the southern tip of the Avalon Peninsula is a match of anything in the tropics …ok, the temps were chilly but it LOOKS like the Caribbean! We took sheep for a boat ride on the islands off Tors Cove, danced with Katie Hardy at Cape Spear and it even made our shoots with Toromont CAT much more pleasurable. Our vacation adventures in August saw us out on the road kayaking, canoeing and exploring the out-of-the-way areas of north east coast of the island. So, here is good-bye to summer and hello winter. Bring it on. Skiing and ice climbing coming up.

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Bring the light

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Its no secret that location shooting has its lighting challenges. To dark, too bright, too contrasty, not contrasty enough, wrong colour, mixed colour, back light….  That’s why we usually bring our own and lots of it. But every once and awhile you have everything set up and balanced and realise you need just one more light to make it sing …and the bag is empty. That’s what happened to us on this shoot in a dark cavernous machine shop. We were out of lights and we needed something to fill in the background. Thats when I spotted the welder on a break. I asked if he could help out and light up his welding torch to make some light. He asked how much? I said give me everything you got and he smiled.

Sometimes “available light” means any light that’s available.

Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

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

Playing with CAT

We finally delivered pictures from a month long assignment shooting Caterpillar heavy equipment and their operators. Yes, I admit it, it was the ultimate “boy” assignment.  We had a blast playing in the dirt with tractors. Big thanks to  Jeff , Tom, Dave and the crew at Toromont CAT in St. John’s for all their help.  Photo by Greg Locke © 2013

The Age of West Aquarius

Seadrill's West Aquarius offshore drilling rig in Conception Bay, Newfoundland. Photography by Greg Locke © 2013The newest arrival in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil industry is SeaDrill’s semi-submersible drill rig, West Aquarius. It is under contract to Statoil Canada to drill a number of exploration wells on the deep water Flemish Pass, 500km east of St. John’s, and the Jeanne d’Arc basin in the area of existing producing wells at Hibernia, Terra Nova and White Rose, 300km south east of St. John’s in the relatively shallow water of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. It will also be used in support of other exploration prospects where Statoil is non-operating partner.  Photo by Greg Locke © 2013

Room with a view

Ever wonder what the view from the top of that tower crane on the 351 Water Street construction site looks like? The best view in St. John’s belongs to the crane operator on this project. We did this shot from just below the operators booth approx 75 meters (and a 20 minute climb with gear BTW) off the ground. Now that we’re back on this project in real time (not just with time lapse cameras) we’re looking for the perfect day to do some photos from the boom. It’s a unique view of “The Bowl” that only a couple of people will ever experience in person. Photo by Greg Locke © 2012