May 2010

Derek Shapton Featured In PDN & Toronto Life

by Jamie Rosenthal on May 31, 2010

An interview with Derek Shapton, as well as several of his images, are prominently featured in the current issue of PDN as part of their “City Guide: Toronto” article.

Scarlett Johansson

Niagara Falls

New work from Derek can also be seen in this month’s issue of Toronto Life:

John Doyle
Images © Derek Shapton


    Tyler Gray Goes Blonde for Play Advertising

    by Jamie Rosenthal on May 17, 2010

    Tyler Gray recently worked with the creative team at Play Advertising to create a new advertisement for Red Baron.

    You wouldn’t know it, but this image was actually shot on a cold, dreary April day in Westside Studio‘s parking lot.

    Red Baron Billboard
    Images © Tyler Gray


      Checkout Shanghoon’s work for Gay Lea in Toronto

      by Jamie Rosenthal on May 14, 2010

      Last year Shanghoon worked with Ibraheem Youssef at John St. on a campaign for Gay Lea. The series was recognized by Archive Magazine.  And now the work is running on billboards across Toronto:

      Gay Lea Billboard – Dundas St. West @ Dupont Street
      Snapshot © Jamie Rosenthal


        Westside Welcomes Nikki Ormerod!

        by Jamie Rosenthal on May 12, 2010

        We’re excited to announce photographer Nikki Ormerod has joined Westside Studio! Checkout her full portfolio on

        Images © Nikki Ormerod


          Derek Shapton Shoots Canadian Tire For TAXI

          by Jamie Rosenthal on May 12, 2010

          Derek Shapton worked with Kathryn Brown (Art Buyer) and Michael Seigers (Art Director) at TAXI on a new advertisement for Canadian Tire.

          Image © Derek Shapton


            Checkout Matt Barnes’ ad for Bikes on Wheels in the latest issue of Dandyhorse.

            Dandyhorse is a Toronto-based cycling magazine that’s published quarterly.

            Image © Matt Barnes

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              Matt Barnes – New Work!

              by Jamie Rosenthal on May 10, 2010

              New work by Westside Studio photographer Matt Barnes:

              Jon © Matt Barnes

              Economist & author Jeff Rubin for Harry Rosen © Matt Barnes
              Harry’s Blog: Behind-the-scenes video

              SHARP Magazine © Matt Barnes

              Tara © Matt Barnes


                George Simhoni Shoots Enbridge For Karo Group Calgary

                by Jamie Rosenthal on May 10, 2010

                George Simhoni recently collaborated with creatives at Karo Group Calgary on a new ad campaign for Enbridge.

                Images © George Simhoni


                  Derek Shapton and Cottage Life have been nominated for a National Magazine Award in the “Profiles/Portraits” category for their article on Kevin Hockley, a taxidermist in Northern Ontario.

                  The 33rd annual National Magazine Awards take place in Toronto on June 4th.

                  Kevin Hockley © Derek Shapton


                    Heather Morton – HMAb Live!

                    by Jamie Rosenthal on May 5, 2010

                    Westside is looking forward to Heather Morton’s party on May 11th at Pikto!

                    See the attached flyer or join the Facebook event page for more info.