Nikki Ormerod had a most interesting assignment from The Grid last week- to shoot Toronto’s Waterfront for a cover and 8 page interior spread. May sound simple but, as explained in an interview with her in the magazine, it was a very involved assignment:
Photographer Nikki Ormerod and her assistant, James Spurling, shot thousands of images, traveling from east to west, while correcting for the rocking of the boat and the shifting light as the six-hour shoot progressed form early morning to mid-afternoon. Of course, there were unexpected technical problems, like being forced to move in and out from shore as the waterfront itself changed in height. “Downtown was hardest to shoot” says Ormerod. “The buildings are higher and closer to the shore so we had to adjust our distance to accommodate them.” The photoshop work following the shoot was an even more laborious process- Ormerod spent 20 hours at her computer, stitching together 1,100 images.
Check it out: