Tag Archives: newfoundland

Returning to rural Newfoundland

FAO-WWF-Canada_BaydeVerde-NL_GREGLOCKE-1647Fishermen look for cod fish in the waters near Port de Grave, Conception Bay, Newfoundland. 
© 2015 Greg Locke

Its was nice to return to some old school documentary photography work this summer. I spent a lot of time travelling around Newfoundland, revisiting many of the places I visited as a photojournalist many years ago resulting in the book with Michael Crummey, NEWFOUNDLAND …journey into a lost nation.

Once again, travelling light with two cameras, two lenses and no lights, looking for those little flashes of humanity that tell the stories of a culture and society.

I was surprised and happy to see that the old ways are still out there despite the destroyed fishery, the exodus of people for rural Newfoundland and the “Disneyfication” of culture that comes with an influx of tourism. Sadly, there are so few public outlets for this type of work anymore. The demise of the big news, current affairs and geographical magazines and newspapers mean these stories go untold. Thankfully there are a few dedicated online publication who do still produce good journalism and current affairs. One of those is Facts & Opinions.  This story of rural Newfoundland and more photos can be found on their website. Do check out the story, Life Goes on in Rural Newfoundland.

Posted in #exploreNL, Canadian Journalist.ca, On the road, The Blogs Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Little Drummer Girl

NSO-WhitneyRowe-8686-WEBOur latest shoot for the NSO was a cool, breezy evening on the southside of St John’s harbour with percussionist, Whitney Rowe. © 2015 Greg Locke

Posted in Latest Work, The Blogs Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , |

Climbing with Carla

 The weather has been horrid in Newfoundland so far this spring and summer so we’ve taken advantage of the few nice days to get outdoors and do what we love … explore Newfoundland! I also had the unexpected pleasure of photographing my friend and excellent climber, Carla, who is back on the east coast for the summer.



Posted in #exploreNL, Climbing Newfoundland, Latest Work, On the road, The Blogs Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , |

Climbing on the Fair Islands

ACC-FairIsland-2015_LOCKE-0663-WEBWe had a great rock climbing and camping trip with the Newfoundland Section of the Alpine Club of Canada to the Fair Islands in Bonavista Bay on Newfoundland’s north east coast. Lots to explore and lots of new rock for bouldering, top rope and trad climbing.

Here is a photo gallery on the ACC NL FaceBook Page


Accnl-FairIsland2015 from Stray Light Media, Inc. on Vimeo.

Posted in #exploreNL, Climbing Newfoundland, On the road, The Blogs, Video Also tagged , , , , , , , |

Kayaking The Butterpot

FatherDay-2015-Butterpot-HR-0490Summer finally arrives on Newfoundland’s east coast and its warm enough for some kayak and canoe adventures. Went for a shake down run in Butterpot Provincial Park this weekend. Check out our Explore Newfoundland galleries. © 2015 Greg Locke

Posted in #exploreNL, Latest Work, The Blogs Also tagged , , , , , , , |

Summer climbing season begins

Erinn-Climbing-Manuals-May16-2015_GSL-0030-WEBThe ever fickle spring and summer seasons of Newfoundland seem to be making a commitment for this year so the summer climbing season has begun here on the east coast. Erinn leading on The German Face, Conception bay, Newfoundland. © 2015 GREG LOCKE


Posted in #exploreNL, Climbing Newfoundland, Latest Work, The Blogs Also tagged , , , , , , , , , |

Return to classic portraiture

Marc-Lafreniere-2015_GSL-7298-webIn a visually noisy world of over saturated, over photo shopped, really bad HDR artificial photos it is so nice to have someone who appreciates classic black & white portraiture walk into your studio. It’s always rewarding to revisit and practice the lighting lessons taught to us by the great masters like Rembrandt and Vermeer (…see Rembrandt Lighting) and 1940’s Hollywood photographers such as George Hurrell, who pioneered the use of high intensity focused fresnel lights found on movies sets. Its clean, back to basics and keeps it simple. It’s about the light, not the camera. This is Marc Lafrenière, teacher, photographer, film and art aficionado  …future .com billionaire. :^)

You can visit his website at marclafreniere.ca

© 2015 Greg Locke


Posted in In the studio, Latest Work, Tech & Technique, The Blogs Also tagged , , , , , , , , , |

NSO Season Subscription brochure

NSO2015SeasonBrochure760pxThe NSO 2015/16 season subscription brochure is finally out with violinist Jessica Pereversoff on the cover. Designed by Perfect Day Canada and printed by Quikprint in St John’s. We shot this on a cold, wet, windy March day. Challenging for all involved! …but mostly Jessica. Hair and Makeup by Olivia Chafe and Erinn Locke on assisting duties.

Posted in Latest Work, On the road, The Blogs Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Foto Flashback

Spitfire-1-webIn 1982 I had been shooting news for a couple of years and was expanding my perspectives and trying some commercial and advertising photography. Doing a little organization in the file room this week I found this 35mm Kodak Extachrome 64 transparency. As I recall, there wasn’t much lighting but lots of reflectors and graduated filters. It was an instant flashback to a warm summer evening, a fun car on a long drive with a fun crew. One of my first paid ad shoots it was for a friend who owned an import auto business. I can almost smell that English leather interior now. …greg

Posted in On the road, Tech & Technique, The Blogs Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

NSO Portraits 2015 have started


We’re deliriously happy to be back shooting portraits of the musicians of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra for the 2015/16 season. We kicked it off with Jessica Pereversoff on a stormy March day with torrential rain and 100km winds! …we took shelter in an empty car park and carried on! Between running back and forth to the car to warm up we managed to get the pavement swept of snow and the lights up and tied down. Six Nikon Speedlights and a lot of sandbags and rope. Great subjects and a great crew always seem to make it happen!. Lighting assistant Erinn Locke, hair and makeup by Olivia Chafe. Thanks to musicians Jessica Pereversoff and Cameron Maclellan (whose pictures you will see soon) for being such good sports and total pros. © 2015 Greg Locke

Posted in Latest Work, Tech & Technique, The Blogs Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , |