Is it just me, or have you seen an extraordinary number of mustaches around?They have come all the way from an endeavor called Movember started in Australia, and are being grown to fundraise for Prostate Cancer. That's what they say. I think it's just a fun excuse to grow a 'stache. But listen, if I could, I would too!
It's so popular this year, that even a large group of lawyers from Fasken are all growing them in a healthy competition. I took these portraits for the magazine Precedent, The New Rules of Law and Style. It was pretty hilarious.
If you are interested in donating to this worthy cause, I suggest you pick the lawyer you'd like to donate to above, or send straight to my friend Wojitek (second from the bottom on the right).
I knew journalism school was good for something. Just kidding, it was good for lots of experiences, opportunities and employment. However, thanks to my time there, I got to meet Ann Rauhala, and begin to take photos for a book she was creating about adopting Chinese babies.
And here's the book, fresh off the press:
This month, five years in the making from concept to concrete, "The Lucky Ones" book is hitting the shelves. And it is really GOOD!
22 authors, writers and journalists write about their amazing and diverse experiences about adopting their children from China. Writers include iconic Canadian names such as Susan Olding, Sonja Smits, Havard Gould, Patricia Hluchy and many more, including a forward by Jan Wong. Some stories will make you smile and laugh out loud. Others will make you shake your head in disbelief.
I feel fortunate about being able to meet so many of these families, and take some portraits to represent their lives together. Here is a collection of the pics I took. Some in the book, some out-takes from the printed selections.
If you are interested in purchasing this book, it is $19.95 and available at any major bookstore. As well, proceeds from the book will go to FCC-Toronto's charitable fund and Children's Bridge charitable fund, both of which direct money to orphanage kids.
Who would get inside their refrigerator? Only a Farquharson.
Who would think of getting inside a refrigerator? Only a Farqharson.
That's why we're, well, a rare breed.
But those of us Farqs around do have some good ideas, whether we are in the same family or not. Take journalist Vanessa Farquharson (no relation) for example.
Every day for the last year, she has been removing an element of her life that is environmentally unfriendly. One by one. And face it, to be environmentally friendly, you just can't have a working fridge. If you are thinking, "gosh, what would that be like?" check out her blog and find out: Greenasathistle.com It's a very entertaining and impressive journey she's been on. Great reading.
You might think she's crazy. But she must be onto something, as she is getting quite the (shall we say Cult) following...
In fact, a book is coming out next year, based on her writing and experience.
For said book, some pictures needed to be taken. And that's where this Farquharson came in.
Hit "continue reading" to see some more of today's session.
This guy spends his time hooking up the wealthy with their needs...impossibly rare concert tickets, dry cleaning, flights, and, sometimes completely annoying tasks like buying a boat! Naturally, this service kind of unique and successful service is portrait-worthy.
So, from the March issue of PROFIT magazine, here are my pics:
If you want to know more about VIP Services, check out the text of the article here.