A Hundred Years Ago, Orillia’s Sunshine City Festival!

20 Apr

A few blog posts ago I created some reenactment photos of Stephen Leacock, for the Leacock Museum in Orillia, and Orillia’s Culture and Heritage Department.

I was recently called on by the same team to create some images that represent 1912, for Orillia’s annual Sunshine City Festival coming up in August. Darcy Hoover of Orillia’s Culture and Heritage Department, Fred Addis, the curator of the Stephen Leacock Museum, and Laurie Ann Goodwin, our gracious model pulled together with the talented Jenny Martynshyn, our make up artist to create the final images that will be used for this promotion. I’d also like to give a big thanks to Jeff Andrews, who came out and lent a hand with setting up lighting for the shoot.

It was fun, looking up some images from around 1912 to get an idea of the final black and white look they had. I tried to keep the warm tones found in aged photographs, but I think the use of flash units and light modifiers introduced a kind of modern, dramatic touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. If you like what you see, consider subscribing via email! If all goes according to planned, my next few posts will be from Ireland. I’m giving away a custom landscape print from our travels. Click here for the deets

All the best!

– Cole

4 Responses to “A Hundred Years Ago, Orillia’s Sunshine City Festival!”

  1. Kevin La Rue May 1, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    Really great black and white shots, Cole! Love the modern take on the vintage look – fab costumes and expressions on Laurie Ann’s face.

  2. kj hunt July 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    Nice! (the vintage shots). Looking forward to your Irish art… watch out for what’s under all that greenery… like hidden stone walls that scratch your rental car when doing those 7-point, or so, turns on little country roads!

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