Alex Evans is a well-known Toronto based Fashion and Portrait photographer. He boasts a number of high profile clients including Aldo, Lucian Matis, West 49, Dean Davidson, Jenny Bird, Aveda and Cara Cheung. Alex also has been published in numerous magazines and online publications including Fashion, Flare, Dress To Kill, Dauphine, Canadian Living, Chloe, Filler, The Fashionisto Institute Magazine and DesignScene.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, he is bilingual speaking both of Canada’s languages, English and French. Alex is a graduate of Dawson College and OCAD where he studied fine arts and photography.
Born in Toronto, Canada where he grew up, Benjamin started his career as an architect and eventually fell in love with fashion photography. Benjamin has lived in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Milan and Paris.
He has worked for Harper’s BAZAAR, VOGUE, GLAMOUR, ELLE and many other top fashion magazines. He also consults as a Creative Director for world-wide agencies and clients.
“Benjamin Kanarek’s photographic style can go from extremely sparse and graphic to storytelling, cinematic and narrative. He is renowned for his innovative mastering of light.”
Benjamin has worked with some of the world’s most iconic and classic supermodels. The list includes Kim Alexis, Elle MacPherson, Bitten Knudsen, Brooke Shields, Angie Everhart, Laetitia Firmin-Didot, Kelly Lebrock, Roberta Chirko, Carol Alt, Helena Christensen, Kirsten Owen, Karen Mulder, Adriana Sklenarikova Karembeu, Janice Dickinson and recently with Sasha Luss, Janice Alida, Sabrina Ioffreda, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Daniela De Jesus Cosio, Du Juan, Alexandra Richards, Lydia Hearst, Irina Lazareanu, Daisy Lowe and Actresses Mischa Barton, James Bond Girl Bérénice Marlohe, Andie MacDowell, Carole Bouquet, Julie Delpy, Vahina Giocante, Joséphine de la Baume, Marie-Ange Casta, Gwei Lun Mei……
Benjamin collaborates with Video and Co-Creative Director, Frédérique Renaut and shares his time between Paris and North America.
Bruce Wang is a freelance photographer, born and raised in Shanghai, China. Like many immigrants to Canada, Bruce made Toronto his new home, excited by the prospect of living in a vibrant, diverse city. He has lived in Toronto for more than 10 years and travels often between China and Canada capturing images and telling stories through his sharp lens and discerning eye.
Fashion, Beauty and Commercial Photographer
Ishmil Waterman is a Toronto photographer who specializes in fashion, beauty, and commercial imaging, as well as people and product post production. He is the lead fashion and advertising photographer at the Toronto talent agency Fish & Soda. He is also the founder and manager of MakeBLV Studio, a studio and production house catering to photographers and ad agencies. Ishmil has produced photographs and provided creative services for numerous magazines, including Runway, GOTSTYLE, Digital Photographer -UK, TCHAD and i-D Magazine. His agency experience incorporates, assignments with the global powerhouse Leo Burnett and Push Management.
Jessica Robles is a professional photographer from Los Angeles, California. She started taking photographs as a teenager and has never stopped. Today Jessica spends a lot of her time photographing women, looking for and capturing more than the physical in her images
“I started off photographing newborn baby portraits. I never thought I’d be shooting fashion and getting published in multiple magazines. Photography is such a blessing. Because of it, I have met so many wonderful people. Models come all the way from Paris to shoot with me. It’s a dream come true!”
Mike Lewis moved from Vancouver to Toronto in 2009 when he decided fashion photography stimulated his mind and nurtured his heart. He has worked with big companies and individuals. Mike revels in learning from every assignment. He is known for experimenting with varying formats, new and old techniques, from digital to polaroid, moving images to stills. Discovery and innovation keep him inspired.
Fine Art Photographer
Mara Gajic’s work is driven by elements of performance and costume. She deploys these elements as she explores open narratives of self-construct and personal psychology and the quiet space between imagination and reality. Often using herself to stage her images, she imposes new realities on both herself and her photographs through the embodiment of self-performance. Through this technique Mara communicates underlying personal states in the form of colourful visual narratives. These unique narratives initiate an unspoken dialogue between the viewer and artist, which is mediated through each of her photographs. Mara is a graduate of OCAD University’s BFA in photography program.
Beauty, Fashion Photographer and Make-Up Artist
Monika Kiernicka is a Polish beauty and fashion photographer and re-toucher based in Munich, Germany. She is also a make-up artist. Poland’s champion Make-Up Artist for 2013 and 2014, Monika also made it to the finals for her photo-editorial work in Make-up Trendy magazine’s competition for 2015 Artist of the Year. Multi-talented and passionate about haute couture, make-up and photography, Monika says, “I don’t lock myself within one field. I derive something valuable from each of them.” Outside of Europe her photographs are featured in the US based online fashion magazine, Sheeba.
Rai Kai started taking photographs in 2013. In search of a creative outlet for his furtive imagination, Rai chose the camera as the tool he would use to express himself and his view of the world.
He spends most of his time creating images that represent “the male /gay/queer fashion and lifestyle” corners of the planet. Interested in environmental issues, Rai makes poignant eco-fashion statements by utilizing recycled and unusual materials and accessories to dress his models.
Tak Pham is an architectural historian, and a curator based in Toronto. Pham holds a BA Hons. in History and Theory of Architecture from Carleton University, and a MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. He has curated exhibitions and public programming at OCADU’s galleries, Montgomery’s Inn, Art Toronto 2015, Y+ Contemporary, Riverdale Gallery and Xpace Cultural Centre. Pham has contributed writings to Espace Art Actuel, 8eleven gallery, and Xpace Cultural Centre.
Trio Studio is a full service photo production company providing commercial, editorial and portrait photography to clients. Based in Toronto, the group consists of passionate photographers and artists engaged in traditional and cutting edge photography production suited to the needs of local and international clients.
Zana Ancerl is a multidisciplinary artist. She paints, practices photography, and produces videos. Zana is also responsible for finding just the right art pieces and furniture for movies and TV shows. Her latest project is the multi-award winning series Orphan Black.
Zana‘s gift to the exhibit is a 1983 art video juxtaposing art and fashion. It comes from a series of eight, 3 minute art video shorts she conceived and produced that aired between 1983 and 1987 on Super Channel Canada, and internationally.
The avant-garde, Zana Tapes interpreted eight of her works through a video lens with images that represented contemporary fashion and style, hair and makeup, sunglasses of the day, as well as, jewelry, body makeup, shoes, gloves music and dance.
“To me art and fashion go hand in hand. They are inextricably linked,” says Zana. “As a multidisciplinary artist, I am aware of society’s constant waltz with change and change agents and how new ways of interpreting, discovering and connecting fashion, art style and culture are made. “
Zana’s 1983 video runs approximately five minutes.