Photographic & Creative Services
Personal. We offer a unique selection of Photographic Services in different styles including Lifestyle, Wedding, Classic Portraiture, Landscape, Event, Fashion, Magazine Cover and Urban/Street Photography. You can choose to have your images shot at the location you choose, your home, office, Urban locations, commercial studios, etc., or at our Studio Gallery or a nearby Lake, our Horse Farm, etc., Some fun and unique options we offer are shown in the "You as Art" Portfolio and a specialty is B & W Portraits "Me and Me" Portraits where you can view images I photographed of subjects and then transformed into Fine Art Prints - a unique and beautiful alternative to a traditional photographic print where you can get both the original photograph and the transformed one in your package.
Commercial. We also offer wide range of Commercial Photography Services where you can commission and own the original images needed to give your business a powerful new tool to help your social media, digital marketing, brand and corporate responsibility strategies or use them to decorate your Offices, Board Room, Restaurant or business with images and Art that make a powerful statement. You can leverage our services for product launches, grand openings and milestone achievements and to visually communicate the success of your people, products and services as well as for Business Portraits of your founders, executive team, sales people and key business units. In my view better business portraits are a great way to establish instant credibility with and audiences across all mediums. In addition my style of photography is an excellent way to tell the story or message of your business - visual storytelling – it is an excellent way to capture your business’ impact on people’s lives and how your products or services have helped them – a very effective way to improve the perception of your brand, drive purchases and generate interest.
My approach to photography combines a number of photographic styles:
According to most online sources "Lifestyle Photography is a kind of photography which aims to capture people in situations, real-life events or milestones in an artistic manner and the art of the everyday". The primary goal is to tell stories about people's lives in an organic more natural way - and to many professional "lifestyle photographers" that means no staging, lighting,, make up, posing, or even interaction with the subjects as you shoot. The purpose of these type of lifestyle photo sessions is to capture you and your family interacting as you live real life everyday so it can be enjoyed forever. I offer this style of Lifestyle Portrait sessions as an option and the results can be spectacular, especially for couples with younger children but it does take more time and best venues include your home on a weekend, or a park, beach or cottage setting.
In contrast to the traditional approach to Lifestyle Photography my portraiture style is a mix of Classic Portraiture, Lifestyle, Fashion and Urban/Street Photography. My approach to people focused photography is focused on helping the subjects reveal more about themselves - I focus on capturing interactions, emotions, special details in the home, culture, things they love to do, favorite places, favorite foods, - in other words I focus on revealing what makes each subject or group unique. In my Lifestyle Photography Sessions I interact and guide my subjects to create opportunities that will generate real-life type of images that would not have happened spontaneously if I hadn’t been there. This means I control more aspects of the shoot including light, location, and action and that I talk to them, give them something to do, get them playing, put on music to dance, move them to areas of the space that make for better backgrounds, etc.,. I love this approach because my Clients get more beautiful, natural looking images in less time and - in my view - the interaction produces better results as I can help the subjects relax, have more fun and enjoy the experience. You can see the difference the interaction between the Photographer and the Subject makes in the images.
I have developed the following unique Portrait Themes as an option to help my Clients decide on what they want to get out of their photo sessions - I am hoping to stimulate their ideas so they can share their vision for their shoot in our Consultation and at the shoot itself - it makes the whole process more fun and collaborative and I can typically achieve a number of these themes in one shoot.
Proud Me, Secret Me, Cool Business Me, Workout Me, Athlete Me, Dating Me, Me at my Party, Not work Me, Me in another time, Me Imagined, Me Divorced! Me Dancing, Me and my favorite food, drink, thing, clothing, place, view, shoes, hobby, feature, car, etc., Me portraits doing what you love to Create, Ride, Drive, Bike, Cook, Make, Collect, etc.. Obviously I also shoot the same type of themed images as "Us" if you prefer to focus your shoot on you with family, your significant other, friends, pets, etc.,
"Me and Me" Portraits
Me and Me, Good Me/Bad Me, Dancing Me and Me, Me and Athlete Me, Elegant and Trashy Me, Fashion Me and Daily Me, Business Me and Home Me, Rich and Poor Me, Me and Musician Me, Mom and Not Mom Me, Me Now and Me Imagined, Me and Sexy Me, Me and Secret Me, etc.,
Me and my favorite….Portraits
Me and my favorite Person, Group, Thing, Place, Pet, Food, Dish, Shoes, Drink, Wine, Booze, Car, Toy, Boat, Outfit/Clothing, Restaurant, Bar, Period Clothing, Underwear, Costume, Collections, Uniform, Art, Lake, Beach, Club, Sunglasses, Boots, Jeans, etc.,
Weddings/Engagements, Parties, Reunions, etc.,
Truly outstanding Wedding and Engagement Coverage, Sweet 16, Graduation, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Divorce Parties, shoots at Restaurants or Bars, Christenings, Engagement Parties, Business Events, etc.,
Commissioned Commercial and Creative Photography:
As an ex managing partner of an Agency I very much enjoy working with business owners and creative and design professionals to realize their vision. We offer a wide range of commissioned, creative and commercial photography services that allow you leverage original one of a kind images you own for web sites, advertising, to tell your businesses story, etc., at reasonable rates with no usage fees. You can also buy the rights to images I have for sale in my Collections. We also offer a commissioned images service to create ready to hang prints to decorate your Office, Restaurant or Board Room as well as Business Event Coverage, Business/Executive Portraits, Team Portraits, Product Images, Architectural Photography, Interior Photography, Photography at etc., (see Strictly Commercial in Portfolios for examples).
Signed Original Prints by the Artist
Please see the Collections section to view a small sample of my original, signed reality based fine art prints - they are organized in themed collections like Iconic Toronto, Toronto Skylines, Toronto Neon, Toronto Graffiti, Georgian Bay, Still Life, Elvis, Flowers, etc., If you love an image you see you can order it beautifully printed on fine art paper in sizes ranging from 17" x 22" to 60" x 40", in custom sizes to fit your space or framing or ready to hang printed on canvas, metal, acrylic, glass, etc.. We have a great selection of ready to hang and paper based Fine Art Prints for sale at our Studio/Gallery (by appointment only).
See many more images at http://www.fineartbyburack.com/mywork
Art, Historic Print and Photograph Reproductions
We offer super high resolution photography, digital scanning and printing of original Art, Maps, Historic Prints and old Photographs that typically allow you to print the images captured in larger sizes than the original on a wide range of materials including fine art paper, photographic paper, wood, steel, glass, canvas, acrylic, etc.,
See Historic Prints for sale in Collections. We also offer a wide range of beautifully reproduced,, super high resolution Historic Prints, Bird's Eye Views and Maps of Toronto from a private collection I have access to - I also have many similar prints available featuring New York, Paris and London, etc., See Collections for pricing. You can order my Historic Prints on fine art paper in sizes ranging from 17" x 22" to 60" x 40" or in custom sizes to fit your space or framing, as well as printed on canvas, metal, acrylic, etc.. We have a great selection of framed and paper Historic Prints you can see in our Studio/Gallery (by appointment only).
See more historic print selections at http://www.fineartbyburack.com/historic.