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TORONTO, ON. AUGUST 11, 2010 – Maestro Fresh Wes, rap artist and author. (Photo by: Sarah Dea/The Globe and Mail)

TORONTO, ON. JULY 1, 2010 – Sarah Prevette, CEO of Sprouter. (Photo by: Sarah Dea/for Inc. Magazine)

TORONTO, ON. AUGUST 11, 2010 – Giorgio Mammoliti, city councillor. (Photo by: Sarah Dea/The Globe and Mail)

TORONTO, ON. JUNE 17, 2010 – Charles MacPherson and Tristan Reese Jones, butlers. (Photo by: Sarah Dea/The Globe and Mail)

TORONTO, ON. AUGUST 23, 2010 – Katie Taylor, CEO Four Seasons Hotel. (Photo by: Sarah Dea/The Globe and Mail)

TORONTO, ON. APRIL 30, 2010 – Bretta Gerecke, set and costume designer of Frankenstein. (Photo by: Sarah Dea/The Globe and Mail)

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Today I found myself in Roncesvalles and paid my friend Christian Aldo a visit. His place was steeped in character and a real feast for the eyes.

As an artist who has managed to sustain over 20 years, he reminded me to know when to burn the boats –  a concept that ancient Greek warriors took into battle.  Grecian commanders ordered their armies to “burn the boats” when they landed on enemy shores. This eliminated all opportunity for retreat and surrender, effectively offering no recourse but victory or death.

In other words, it’s important to always look ahead and leave your fear at the shore. You’ll get to where you want to be.

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Fashion Flash

Last night, Adrien Veczan and I had more fun with the ring light. I enlisted the help of my friends Devon and Barbara to model and make the magic happen! It’s a photographer’s dream to have pretty and willing friends 🙂

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Today my friend and fellow former Star intern Adrien Veczan and I played around with a Profoto ring light he had borrowed from a generous source.

Setup: Ring light from the front and two strobes on the L and R to achieve the sculpting rim light/3d look.

The results were quite fun and I saw green donuts for the rest of the day. Here is a taste of the day’s shoot. There also may or may not have been an attempt to emulate and repurpose Dave Hill-esque post processing.

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Today marks my return to the blogosphere. Through the course of my absence, I’ve shot a range of subjects from food to portraits to sports, sharpening my photographic eye with each frame. 2010 brings with it new hopes and new opportunities to embrace. Happy new year to all!

TORONTO, ON.: January 18, 2010 — Shirley Kwan performs at Richmond Hill Centre For the Performing Arts
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TORONTO, ON.: January 14, 2010 — Gena Katz, executive director of Ernst & Young’s tax practice in Toronto,  Ont., says the earlier you start investing, the more years you have for tax-free dollars to grow, from her downtown office on Jan. 14, 2010. (Sarah Dea/Canwest News Service)

TORONTO, ON.: SEPTEMBER 28, 2009 — Blair Falconer, vice president and portfolio manager for HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc. poses outside HSBC on York Street in Toronto, Ont., on Sept. 28, 2009. (Sarah Dea/Canwest News Service)

TORONTO, ON. October 22, 2009 – Michael Walker is the head of branch investments at Royal Bank of Canada. He says it’s important for investors to select the right financial advisor to look after their investments. (Sarah Dea/Toronto Star)

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TORONTO, ON. August 27, 2009 –  Filmmaker Pat Mills, a 2002 Ryerson film graduate, steers himself to the film festival in the cherry red Buick used in his second short feature,  5 Dysfunctional People In A Car, which appears as part of the Short Cuts program at TIFF this fall. (Sarah Dea/Toronto Star)

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TORONTO, ON. August 25, 2009 – Chilean-Canadian Marilo Nunez is the artistic director of Alameda Theatre, a young, dynamic multilingual and multicultural theatre company in Toronto poised to give a new voice to Latin Canadians. Their play Refugee Hotel is on the mainstage at Theatre Passe Muraille this fall. (Sarah Dea/Toronto Star)

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