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NSO Portrait Exhibition

I think it’s been almost 15 years since I’ve put prints on a wall for a public exhibition. With the growth of digital photography in the professional world, the long slow death of newspapers and magazines and the rise of online media, most of the photography we see today is on a website or computer monitor. The small images are a part of life in the new visual media but they don’t compare to seeing large prints on a wall.

So, I’m very happy to offer up this small exhibition of my portraits of the musicians of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.

My NSO Project started last year and a part of that was to get these amazing musicians out of the theatres or studios and on location in the dramatic Newfoundland landscape and unique locations for a series of portraits. This exhibit is from the first round of photo shoots which took place in August and September 2012.

If you are in St. John’s during February (Feb1 – March 3, 2013) do drop down to Hava Java on Water Street, have a coffee and take in this exhibit. Hava Java has been making their upstairs space  available to artists as an alternative exhibition space for almost two years and it has been a great success. Sort of an Open Mic for the visually literate.

If you are lucky enough to be at the NSO Silver Ball on Feb 2 at the Delta Hotel we’ll have a large selection of photos from the project on the big screens.

Many thanks for this project go to the musicians of the NSO who bought into my vision whole heartedly and accepted me into their backstage lives.

Thanks to Inna Levchuk, Joe Chase, Erinn Locke for their production assistance, Trish Malloy and Olivia Chafe at the Head Room for hair and makeup. Rob and Erika at Hava Java for offering up their space and Rodney deVries for his instruments …no instruments were hurt in the making of these pictures. Printing by JB Photo. And finally, Neil and Sean at the NSO for herding cats.

This exhibition has been made possible by the kind support of Diamond Design.

NSO Project – Backstage Pass


Heather Kao prepares to go onstage with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra in St. John's, Newfoundland. Photo by Greg Locke © 2012


We have just posted our second gallery in our ongoing NSO Project with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra in St. John’s. This gallery takes you back stage and into the rehearsal halls with the amazing musicians of the NSO … A view from behind the curtain.

Visit The NSO Project – Back Stage Pass. Then visit the NSO online to get their concert schedule so you can check out the best musicians in Newfoundland for yourself.

The NSO Project: Gallery #1

NSO musician Chantelle Jubenville on location at Salmon Cove, Newfoundland. Photo by Greg Locke for the NSO. © 2012.

We’re very happy to get the first photo gallery in our NSO Project up and running. We just completed our first round of musicians portraits last week. We had an awesome time with the musicians visiting some great locations in the Avalon area and are delighted with the results.

…yes, I know some of you have been peaking at the page as it evolved but some tough editing decisions had to be made so a few pictures have been killed off and some new ones added.

The comment section is turned on so do head over and let us know what you think.  …greg