Paul is a bird watcher and his goal in 2011 is to see as many different bird species as possible in Ontario.
He’s documenting the entire process because he aims to change the stereotypes of what a bird watcher is, to inspire a younger generation to get involved in bird watching and to make people aware of how important birds are to the environment.
Chris Gordaneer and Jonathan Bensimon have been working together to film content for Paul’s documentary film.
Freelance photo assistant Mike Smith lost his wedding ring on this job! On Day 1 I hired Mike to prep for 2 location shoots and unpack the crash-test dummies. On Day 2 we shot on location at a Bingo hall in Scarborough and a lawn bowling club near Kew Beach. When we returned to the studio after the shoot Mike realized his wedding ring had gone missing! Bummed out, he returned to Westside on Day 3 to return gear, re-pack the crash test dummies for shipment back to LA and search the building for his missing ring. Unfortunately it never turned up and I felt really bad knowing that Mike would likely be sleeping on the sofa in my office until things simmered down at home. To our surprise we got a phone call a few days later from our friend Shelley at The Mannequin Gallery saying “Hey we found a wedding ring in one of the boxes the dummies were shipped in!?!?”. Thankfully Mike’s ring turned up! Great story and props to Shelley for being honest and returning the ring to Mike!