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Updated Offshore photo gallery

Offshore-blogpostWe’ve updated out offshore oil photo gallery. Check it out!

It’s Mummer time.

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It was a great, wet, fun time at the annual Mummers Parade in St. John’s yesterday. Congratulationd to organizer Ryan Davis and his merry band of volunteers. And thanks for inviting me back for another year.  Visit their website www.mummersfestival.ca in the coming days for an online photo gallery. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

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

Winter fashion

WEB-Headroom_GSL-1917Shooting winter fashion on the streets of St. John’s for The Headroom. Yeah, it was cold. 
© 2014 GREG LOCKE

Wedding at Cape Spear

SCREENRES-TheBourneWedding_GSL-2-4Congratulations to Andrew and Rebekkah! This was our last wedding of the season on a blustery Fall day at Cape Spear, Newfoundland, the most eastern point in North America.  © 2014 GREG LOCKE

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

Mummers!

We’re very pleased to have on eof our mummers photos on the cover of Dale Jarvis‘ new book, Any Mummers ‘lowed in? – Christmas Mummering Traditions in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Check out Dale’s website for all things folklore in Newfoundland.

To be released this fall by Flanker Press in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Congratulations all on a fine piece of work!

The Honourable Clyde Wells

Clyde Wells by Greg Locke © 2014

Last week, jammed between Sound Symposium and the construction video project, I got asked to do a portrait of Mr. Clyde Wells, esteemed jurist, former Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and recently retired as Chief Justice of the Newfoundland Supreme Court.  There was little time and our schedules were not lining up but there was no way I was going to turn it down. As a news photographer in the 90’s I covered him when he was the Premier during the Meech Lake debates, hard economic times in the province and followed him around on a few election campaigns. We also crossed professional paths in his private life as a lawyer and while he was Chief Justice in the Newfoundland Supreme Court. He was always the gentleman and one of the few civil and rational voices in the savagery known as Newfoundland politics. This was my first chance to do a proper portrait. Thank you Mr. Wells. It was my pleasure. 

Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

NSO cellist Rachel Gauntlett

NSO cellist Rachel Gauntlett photographed by Greg Locke in St. John's, Newfondland © 2014

So lucky to get to photograph Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra cellist, Rachel Gauntlett, again this week. Rachel was the first portrait we did when we started The NSO Portraits project nearly two years ago. We photographed her in the Newman Wine Vaults. If you are thinking, hey wait a minute, isn’t it winter in Newfoundland you would be right. We got out of the snow in an empty parking garage but Rachel  still had to tough it out for the nearly 2 hour photo shoot in sub zero temps. Talented, beautiful and ….tough!  You should visit her website at www.rachelgauntlett.com. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014.

Sunset ski

 

An evening out skiing with Erinn before the rains come. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014.