April 2010

Chris Gordaneer Shoots Crime Stoppers For DDB

by Westside on April 30, 2010

Chris Gordaneer worked with Natasha Wittke, Loretta Lau and Paul Riss at DDB on a new campaign for Crime Stoppers’ Chief of Police Dinner.

© Chris Gordaneer


    Frank Hoedl recently spent a week in Jamaica shooting a series of images for Appleton Estate’s new global website.

    Frank worked on the project with Chris Hall at Huxley Quayle. You can read more about the project here.

    © Frank Hoedl


      George Simhoni recently worked with Scott Shymko at Karo Group Calgary on a new ad for Travel Alberta. The ad ran in New York and Los Angeles yesterday.

      Photography ©George Simhoni


        Tyler Gray – Portfolio Night

        by Westside on April 23, 2010

        Tyler Gray recently worked with Brendan Watson at Y&R to create a new ad for Portfolio Night 8.

        Portfolio Night is the world’s largest advertising portfolio review. It gives young art directors an opportunity to meet with – and have their work reviewed by – creative directors at top agencies.

        Portfolio Night 8 takes place in Toronto on May 20th. Westside Studio is co-sponsoring the event. If you’re attending, be sure to stop and talk with our photo agent – Caitlin Robinson.

        Photography ©Tyler Gray


          Vicky Lam In Action For “Poor But Sexy”

          by Westside on April 22, 2010

          Poor But Sexy is a publication created by Ingrid Jones and Thomas Bollmann at Seed9. The magazine showcases new work by select artists.

          Poor But Sexy – Volume II just launched and includes work by Westside photographer Vicky Lam. It’s available for purchase here.

          Here’s what Vicky had to say about her series:

          The theme of issue 2 is ACTION! As a still life shooter, the theme proved to be a challenge. I wanted to approach the theme differently. Rather than show actual motion, I wanted to play with the word itself. Inspired by designer and typographer Stefan Sagmeister and the lightheartedness of Sesame Street, this is my take on the theme of ACTION! It’s all about wordplay. Today’s images are brought to you by the word “action”.

          I worked with the talented off-figure stylist Jeanie Lee from Plutino Group and was assisted by Nick Wong. This was really a fun shoot, and the only time I’ll ever photograph beans and toilet paper in one go. Random fact: we started with about 5 kg of gumballs only to realize we still didn’t have enough to fill the shot. In the end, we used almost 9 kg of gumballs!

          All Images © Vicky Lam


            Matt Barnes – In The City

            by Westside on April 21, 2010

            Earlier this year Matt Barnes worked with Brad Van Schaik at The Hive to create a new ad for Dentyne Ice. The ad is now running in variety stores across Toronto:

            And checkout Matt’s image of Drake in the May issue of The Walrus:

            Snapshots ©Jamie Rosenthal


              Chris Gordaneer is shooting for a pharmaceutical company in California this week.

              Last month Chris and his team were in Los Angeles shooting a new ad campaign for Victory Motorcycles. Chris worked on the campaign with Austin Lane at Integer Denver.

              All Images © Chris Gordaneer


                Shanghoon – Smart Car

                by Westside on April 19, 2010

                Shanghoon and Jaimes Zentil at BBDO recently worked on a new series of ads for Smart Car.

                Photography ©Shanghoon


                  Vicky Lam – Small Wonders Pets

                  by Westside on April 16, 2010

                  Vicky Lam and Jon Lane at Clean Sheet recently created a new advertisement for Small Wonders Pets.

                  Photography © Vicky Lam


                    Frank Hoedl and Jorgen Stovne at DDB recently worked on a new series of ads for Crime Stoppers.  The campaign was featured on marketingmag.ca earlier this week.

                    © Frank Hoedl