Excited to share the results of my work with Niagara Magazine in the last month. The first image is the magazine cover and the subject is the lovely Lydia Tomek, winemaker at Hernder's Estates Wines. She was so great to work with, beautiful, funny and a bit of a tomboy if you can believe it. Thanks to my assistant for that shoot, Megan Muir! Makeup and hair by Christiane Duburre Coomber
Next up, NM creative director Tanya Hvilivitzky and I brainstormed on how we could bump up the In profile section a notch and we thought it would be fun to do a 1960's theme shoot a la the TV show Mad Men. So the first image is of Terry O'Malley a Canadian advertising legend. He was photographed in a long forgotten office in the Niagara Review building. Wardobe by Tanya Apostolidis of the Shaw Festival wardobe dept.
Then Loud + Clear partner Chris Alderson was photographed at Clare's Harley Davidson of Niagara where there is a recreation of our famous Diana Sweets of St. Paul Street fame. Chris has been a well know marketing and advertising player in Niagara for years and we go waaay back! Wardrobe again by Tanya from Shaw. Make up by my wonderful daughter Hilary Nowell.
When we talked about photographing Joe Lapinski, I knew just the place, the old Cadillac Motel in Niagara Falls. The authentic sign had never been changed much, other than the odd coat of paint, I was a bit disappointed the neon no longer worked so we opted for a daytime Las vegas feel. A 1966 Pontiac Parisienne completed the photo along with of course expert wardrobe again from Tanya. Mr Lapinski is a musician, songwriter, composer and producer who resides here in Niagara.
Finally another one of Miss Tomek, who was simply stunning in the amazing dress provided again by Tanya from Shaw Festival. We all thought the 1957 pink caddy would steal the show until Tanya emerged from makeup and wardrobe and dazzled us all. Makeup and hair again by Christiane. I absolutely loved working on this shoot and most of the preshoot work (and there was a lot to do) was done by Tanya Hvilivitsky, so kudos to you Tanya for all your time invested!! Look for these photos in the just published edition of Niagara Magazine. cheers, RN