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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

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Putting on The Ice Shirt at Sound Symposium

This is classic Sound Symposium Davida Monk and Bill Horist performing Putting on The Ice Shirt at the LSPU Hall on Day 4 of Sound Symposium XVII in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

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Sound Symposium XVII 2014

Nicole Hand and the Art Van Go guerrilla band crash the Farmers market in St. John’s, Newfoundland to promote Sound Symposium XVII. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

SOUND SYMPOSIUM is back in St. John’s, Newfoundland July 4 – 2014. Don’t miss this wonderfully eclectic international festival of new music and performing art held every two yeas in St. John’s and draw the finest in sound art, music and performing art from around the world.  We’ll be shooting this event for the next 10 days so stop by, take in a show and say hello. Tickets and info available at Sound Symposium HQ in the LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street.

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2014 Southcott Awards

I shot this photo in Trinity, Newfoundland a number of year ago and finally got to use it in something!

The 2014 Southcott Awards by the Newfoundland Historic Trust is on June 24th and this year is special as its the 30th annual awards that celebrate and recognize groups, companies and individuals who are instrumental in the preservation, restoration and continuation of the architectural and built heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador. If you are anywhere near St. John’s come down to the LSPU Hall, a past Southcott winner, on June 24 at 7:00pm  …and its FREE!

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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.

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Getting high at climbing competition

Sarah Spurrell climbs the final lead route, indicated by yellow tape, to win the ACCNL – Wallnuts  2014 Youth Climbing Competition in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Sunday, February 16. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

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Sunset ski

 

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

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At The Silver Ball with the NSO

At the 2014 Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra annual Silver Ball. St. John's Newfoundland. Photographer; Greg Locke © 2014

Had a wonderful evening at the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra’s annual Silver Ball on Saturday night. Technically, I wasn’t working (just enjoying the evening) but I had my trusty little Fuji X20 with me and never could let a nice photo pass by. So, I snuck into the cello section to get this shot of Sarah-Jane Johnson. Ms Johnson is a MUN Music masters student and recipient of the Suncor Energy Strings Fellowship. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014.

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Youth Climbing Competition

A poster we did for the upcoming Youth Climbing Competition happening in St. John’s on Feb 16th. It features a photo of daughter Erinn (of course!) in competition at Wallnuts Climbing Centre. This is an Alpine Club of Canada sanctioned competition and qualifier event for the eastern Canada regional championships to be held in Toronto in April. If you want to see some amazing young athletes like no other, you really should come out and see these kids compete.

Also see our photo gallery of the Newfoundland Junior Climbing Team

For more on the Alpine Club of Canada activities in Newfoundland visit the new website of the ACC NL

© 2013 Greg Locke

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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.

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