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We just snagged the cover of the June 2013 Canadian Geographic magazine for their feature story, Energy Matters, 13+ Things You Don’t Know About Energy.
We made this shot of riser and drill pipe in the Moon Pool of the semi-submersible offshore drill rig, Eirik Raude owned by Ocean Rig
We also have a few other shots from the Newfoundland offshore oil fields inside so grab a copy on the newsstand this week and enjoy a good magazine for a change.
Jane Cuff works a complicated route on a final climb to win the Women’s Open Division of 2013 Rockfall Competition at Wallnuts Climbing Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland. More photos at the Wallnuts FaceBook gallery. Photo by Greg Locke © 2013
Once upon a time the great cover shoots were for Macleans, Time, Men’s Health, Financial Post, Report on Business and other top editorial and consumer magazines. With the decline in fortunes for these once well-to-do consumer publications, these days you are more likely to shoot covers for magazines that most people never heard of, in fact, don’t even have public distribution. They are professional or trade publications for niche markets such as doctors, lawyers and accountants. These publications have evolved from crude “newsletters” into glossy magazines with production values equal or better than the great consumer magazines of yore ….and the fees for freelance contributors have surpassed the consumer publications which seemed to have stalled in 1986. There are, literally, hundreds of these trade publications out there in Canada alone being produced not only by small publishers but major players like Rogers Media and ThomsonReuters. …and guess what? They appreciate high quality work.
This is a recent cover shoot on Topsail Beach, Newfoundland of Nalcor Energy’s Mike Whalen for Purchasing B2B magazine. A specialty magazine for those in the purchaing and procurement departments of large corporations and government.
Always keep your eyes open for new markets and clients. The one thing I have learned in the last 25 years is editorial and commercial photography markets are ever moving target. Everything changes, you need to see it coming before it leaves you behind.
SOUTHCOTT AWARDS 2013: Call for Nominations
The Southcott Awards were established in 1984 by The Trust to recognize those who have demonstrated excellence in building design, preservation and restoration of the architectural heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The quality of our architectural heritage has come to be one of the defining aspects of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Historic Trust has been instrumental in establishing that definition, but our award winners over the past twenty-nine year have made that definition a reality.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Southcott Awards in following categories:
Building Restoration / Preservation – Nominations are considered for finished architectural restoration projects. The committee considers architectural design, quality of conservation work, preservation of original features, use of traditional materials, and the integrity of the structure and its surrounding site.
New Building Design -Contemporary, high quality building design has the power to encourage economic development and improve the quality of life for residents in an area. Such design may address issues of sustainability and encourage community renewal. This nomination is for individuals or organizations that have completed an architectural design project sensitive to the heritage character of the surrounding environment.
Heritage Craftsperson/ Tradesperson – This award will recognize the skill and contribution of an individual in the craft or trade professions in heritage conservation. The individual must work using specialist and traditional methods and exhibit a high standard of craftsmanship. Individual tradespersons, architects, or other heritage professionals having completed exemplary work relating to the conservation, preservation or restoration of a heritage structure are eligible for nomination.
Further information and to download nomination forms please visit the Southcott Awards section of our site or click below to access the various nomination forms. You can also contact our office via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 709.739.7870. All completed applications submitted by May 3, 2013
Applications should be mailed to the address below:
Newfoundland Historic Trust
P.O. Box 2403
St. John’s, NL A1C 6E7
The Selection Committee reserves the right to not give an award in a category.
The Southcott Awards are named for one of the most important nineteenth century Newfoundland building firms: J. and J.T. Southcott. We know them today principally for the Second Empire designs of J.T.’s architect son, John. The characteristics of this style are concave, curved mansard roofs with hooded dormers in the mansard. While the style started with the development of the Southcott properties at Park Place on Rennie’s Mill Road in St. John’s, they spread throughout the whole colony. Many examples of this style remain intact today. However, the Southcott Awards recognize and celebrate numerous architectural styles visible throughout the province.
New Building Design (pdf)
….we have been proud supporters of the Newfoundland Historic Trust and the Southcott Awards since 1990! You should support this organization and its work in the preservation, education and advocacy for Newfoundland and Labrador’s architectural history and culture. BECOME A MEMBER!
We made this portrait of Dave Lane for his 2013 St. John’s municipal election campaign material. You can find everything you need to know about Dave at www.votedavelane.com
Getting attitude from the opera singer! Backstage with renown Canadian tenor, Owen McCausland, at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s during a performance of The Merry Widow by the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra on Friday, March 21, 2013. Photo by Greg Locke © 2013
The first video from our work with the musicians of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra in St. John’s, Newfoundland, comprising of video clips from backstage at concerts and during the production of our musician portraits sessions in 2012.
Visit our NSO Project page for the photo galleries.
The 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
After a week on the gritty, slushy, cold downtown film sets of The Slattery Street Crockers I’m happy to be back in the warm, dry studio to finish up this project I’ve been working on for Olivia Chafe at The Headroom in St. John’s. Kept thinking I was having a 1968 flashback. Must be watching to many episodes of Mad Men.
Model: Laura. Hair: Olivia Chafe. Makeup: Janel O’Connell. Photo: Greg Locke © 2013.