June 2010

Tyler Gray worked with Alexandra Wells at Bensimon Byrne to create an ad campaign for the 2010 Rethink Romp.

Image © Tyler Gray
Retouching by Tyler Gray & Brett Simms

Images © Tyler Gray


    Matt Barnes Wins A Bronze Lion at Cannes!

    by Westside on June 29, 2010

    Each year a jury at the Cannes International Advertising Festival awards Gold, Silver and Bronze Lions to ads they consider the most creative and best executed.

    We’re happy to announce that Matt Barnes and Art Director Jake Shaw at BBDO Düsseldorf have been awarded a Bronze Lion for an advertisement they created for Spuk Pictures (a German stock photography company).

    The Beatles – Abbey Road © 1969 Iain Macmillan

    Spuk Pictures Advertisement © 2010 Matt Barnes


      Westside Studio – 25 Damn Good Years!

      by Westside on June 28, 2010

      BIG THANKS to everyone that attended our 25th Anniversary Party last week! We hope you had a great time!

      Checkout the slideshow below. The images have also been uploaded to Westside Studio’s Facebook Page.


        Nikki Ormerod – New Work

        by Westside on June 18, 2010

        New creative work by Westside Studio photographer Nikki Ormerod:

        Images © Nikki Ormerod


          Matt Barnes – New Work

          by Westside on June 15, 2010

          New creative work by Westside Studio photographer Matt Barnes:

          Spenser © Matt Barnes

          Brandon © Matt Barnes

          Leonardo © Matt Barnes

          Marc © Matt Barnes


            Matt Barnes – Drake

            by Westside on June 15, 2010

            Juno-award-winning rapper Drake released his first full-length studio album today! The album is called “Thank Me Later” and it features collaborations with Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne. Matt Barnes photographed Drake at his home last year for Vibe Magazine.

            Image © Matt Barnes


              George Simhoni worked with Ed Lea at Cossette to create a new ad for McDonald’s.

              Image © George Simhoni


                Tyler Gray Shoots Budweiser For Grip Limited

                by Westside on June 8, 2010

                Tyler Gray worked with Anton Ratinsky at Grip Limited on a new advertisement for Budweiser.

                The ad has started to appear on billboards across Toronto, just in time for the 2010 World Cup.

                Image © Tyler Gray


                  The Applied Arts Awards Annual showcases Canada’s best advertising, graphic design, illustration and photography.

                  Six Westside Studio photographers have been recognized by Applied Arts this year.

                  Congratulations to Matt Barnes, Derek Shapton, Tom Feiler, Tyler Gray, Russell Monk and Gabe Nivera (George Simhoni’s assistant).

                  Eddie Orso © Matt Barnes

                  Kimberly Rivera © Derek Shapton

                  Sometimes I Dream of Reindeer © Tom Feiler

                  Dodge Rodeo Tour © Tyler Gray

                  Grand Atlas Mountains, Morocco © Russell Monk

                  Nova Scotia © Gabe Nivera


                    Matt Barnes worked with Steve Gauder at Capital C to create a new ad for Snuggle Fabric Softener.

                    Image © Matt Barnes