Nikki Ormerod

Nikki Plays Make Believe

by Alex Beetham on December 10, 2014

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I’ve been wanting to do a shoot with Lola for over a year now. I felt like if we didn’t do it soon – she wouldn’t be a kid anymore.. This little lady was such a great model it blew us all away. She kept us entertained with her vibrant personality and with her live performance of The Llama Song. I really felt like I was a child again. It was such a fun day. I have a fascination with film (some films…) I really wanted this to feel like a total throw back to my childhood hanging out in my grandparents basement. Playing make believe. Dressing up. day dreaming. I borrowed colours from my memories and built a set accordingly. It has a very “Virgin suicides” feel to it… Its cool how ideas just grow and end up in spots you didn’t necessarily intend. I love when creative plans unfold organically and you’re left with something beautiful.

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Credits:
Model is Lola,
Her mum is Sacha.
Wardrobe: Pascal Alhani
Makeup: Angie DeBatista
Set Design: Nikki Ormerod & Alex Beetham
Assistants: Gabe Nivera & Jamie Rosenthal

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    Nikki Gets Her Tiles Laid

    by Alex Beetham on July 31, 2014

    Knee pads and mortar were strewn about the studio a few weeks back by a talented team who transformed two of our studios into seas of ceramic.  Nikki Ormerod got the call to help bring Union’s campaign for Stone Tile to life.  Nikki will tell you all about it:

    Shooting for Stone Tile was nothing less than a complete pleasure. The team over at Union are so great, and we really had a blast. It was a job with many moving pieces. We built the sets in our very own Westside studio together with the awesome crew from Stone Tile. It took a week to get them completed and they looked awesome!

    Casting for this job was no walk in the park, however. We had to meet with and photograph countless of the city’s hottest men. I knew that even though this part of the job was agony , it would all pay off in the end. ;)

    It was a difficult task to choose only three men from all the amazing talent we saw that day. In the end we landed three of the best to bring our scenes to life.

    Feast your eyes.

    :)

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    Client: Stone Tile
    Agency:  Union
    Creative Director:  Lance Martin
    Art Director:  Lorraine Sit
    Writer: Marisa Faustino
    Photographer:  Nikki Ormerod
    Assistants:  Bryan Ulrich, Jon Wayne Brown
    Producer:  Phaedra Kennedy
    Wardrobe styling: Marie Eve Tremblay
    Hair/Makeup: Cait Mizzi
    Models:  Steve B (Elmer Olsen), Maciel (Sutherland), Eric (B&M)

     

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      PHOTOGASM | NIKKI PERFORMS

      by Matt on April 8, 2014

      Nikki O took full advantage of extra hands around the studio during the recently passed ‘Intern Season’, and showed some youngins a fun and safe way to perform with water in the studio. Here’s the lady herself with some words before we get into her latest PHOTOGASM.

      I shot this fun performance inspired creative a little while ago. Thanks to the help of some awesome people here at the studio, and some hard working interns from Sheridan and Humber, I was able to pull off some wet and wild photos. Hope you enjoy. ~Nikki

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      © Nikki OrmerodPhotographer: Nikki Ormerod
      Styling: Nadia Pizzimenti
      Hair & Makeup: Jukka
      Assistants: Alex Beetham, Spencer Blackwood, Joanna Gigliotti, Caitlin Allen, & Michelle Brussolo

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      There’s a few more images from Nikki’s creative over on her blog, but before you go here’s a bit of behind the scenes thanks to Nikki and Stylist Nadia P!

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      BTS Images © Nikki Ormerod/ Nadia Pizzimenti

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        IN PRINT | NIKKI NEVER FORGETS

        by Matt on February 25, 2014

        It’s 11:45pm on a brisk but clear winters eve. You and your date are wrapping up a lovely night out together. With the weather such as it is, and having spent your time filling up in one of downtowns trendy eateries, you decide (much to your dates excitement) to extend your evening with a walk through the park.

        Over flirty laughs you mutually agree that your spaghettini Aglio-e-Olio was most definitely that, and hold hands under the pathway lights. Snow beings to fall gently, bringing the two of you closer together. If ever there was a time for a romantic embrace – you know it is now.

        But that spag garlic. It’s all your date’s going to remember from your romantic moment. If only there was a way to combat the pungent aroma protruding from your face. Alas, the following image can never be you, because you forgot to Practice Safe Breath.

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        But there’s hope for you yet, and it comes in the form of a lovely lady named Nikki Ormerod.

        Kids, you gotta remember to Practice Safe Breath. It’s a scary world out there, you never know what people are putting in their mouths. ;D

        Jokes aside, a really big thanks to Andrew and everyone at Sid Lee. Just like our last time out for Dentyne, it was a great day on location and our talent definitely helped us all keep hot and steamy. ~Nikki

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        Client: Dentyne
        Agency: Sid Lee
        Art Director: Andrew MacPhee
        Print Producer: Emily Paterson
        Photo Producer: Kirsten White
        Hair & Make-Up: Cait Mizzi
        Stylist: Kate Corbett
        Snow Boss: John Stevancec
        Assistants: Aric Guite, Peter Olsen, Bryan Ulrich, & Jason Gordon

        A special shout out to John Stevancec, who took a break from his normal Producer role and stepped in as “Snow Boss” while on location. The weather on shoot day wasn’t quite as serene as Nikki’s image suggests, and so John saved the day with some top notch snow details and well placed snow blankets.

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          PHOTOGASM | NIKKI’S ESCAPE

          by Matt on February 11, 2014

          Days like the one we’re having here in Toronto are the type that remind us of the warm sunny times ahead. However some of us can’t wait another 36 days* for Spring to have sprung, and so we pack our bags and head south to hang with the birds. Nikki Ormerod is one of these types, and with late January’s low temps, she quickly made her way to the airport – fortunately for us – with camera in tow.

          I couldn’t take it anymore. So I ran away. ~ Nikki

          So take five, sit back, enjoy some new creative work from Nikki O, and maybe inspiration for your own winter escape while you’re at it.

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          © Nikki Ormerod*It might not feel like it, but March 20th is really that close. And yeah, this is Canada, we probably should have counted you down to Summer. But that is 129 days away. :(
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            IN PRINT | CUTENESS? TARGET ACQUIRED.

            by Matt on January 28, 2014

            We hope you’re ready for a whole lot of adorable advertising reader, as today we’re shining some light on a previously mentioned work from Nikki Ormerod. In our Year In Review post, one of Nikki’s favourite shoots from 2013 was single shot she and KBS+P did for Target. Working with Reasons Mommy Drinks co-author Lyranda Martin Evans and Travis Cowdy, Nikki and company spent a fun filled day capturing the cuteness that only a baby can create. She’ll tell you more before we overload you with aww.

            This has to be one of the cutest shoots I’ve ever done! Working with a baby is always an interesting experience because you never know how they will react when they make it to set. With this in mind, we opted to play it safe by lining up some “backup babies”, not knowing who would be the star of the final ad. Much to all of our enjoyment, I photographed 3 of the cutest babies ever and I ended up loosing my voice from the amount of baby talk I did on set.

            In the end it was was extremely difficult to try and choose who was the best fit, but this little lady’s smile was too cute. A huge thanks to Lyranda and Travis and here’s to hoping 2014 holds more adorable babies on my sets! ~ NO

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            Client: Target
            Agency: KBS+P
            Creative Director: Lyranda Martin Evans
            Art Director: Travis Cowdy
            Casting: Milo Casting
            Prop Stylist: Cheryl Thompson
            Retouching: Mark Tyler
            Assistants: Gabe Nivera, Bryan Ulrich, & Danielle Matar
            Image © Nikki Ormerod

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              IN PRINT | NIKKI O GETS FASHIONABLY CANADIAN

              by Matt on December 13, 2013

              Unique to its kind, Canadian Fabric is a new charity-based annual magazine that aims to use fashion as a means for showcasing the year’s best in our nations noteworthy people, trends, and milestones. Led by Honorary Chair, Suzanne Rogers, the House of Forward Foundation has created this nationally-distributed, non-profit magazine that will donate net proceeds to a designated beneficiary.

              Through collaborations with Canada’s leading photographers and artists,

              Canadian Fabric will celebrate ideas, people, and themes that are relevant to each year in the areas of fashion, business, philanthropy, and culture. As a distinct Canadian identity is often rendered as elusive, the magazine will help define what it means to be fashionably Canadian by commemorating forward-thinking individuals who influence our culture and national community.

              For their inaugural issue, Art Director Katina Constantinou teamed up with Nikki Ormerod, giving her the opportunity to spend some time with Foundation Director Sylvia Mantella. Also taking part were Cheryl McEwan, Lisa Ray, and Lynn Factor – all of whom donate their time and money to the foundation’s various causes.

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              Client: Canadian Fabric Magazine
              Agency: Parcel Design
              Art Director: Katina Constantinou
              Assistant: Jason Gordon

              For those wanting some behind the scenes from Nikki’s day, click on over to CanadianFabric.com and hit play on the launch video. For those wondering where they might find the first issue, Canadian Fabric is on shelves and awaiting your eyes at Chapters/Indigo and select high-end retailers nation wide. Can’t wait to pick up a copy? Here’s a peek inside via Nikki’s Instagram.

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              Have a great weekend folks!
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                IN PRINT | FADING FAST WITH NIKKI O

                by Matt on November 26, 2013

                Fading Fast is an Ontario based company who, thanks to the power of lasers, provide the service of tattoo removal for those feeling their ink is unsightly. Looking to get their name out on the streets with a memorable campaign, Fading Fast sought out the expertise of Arron Isaac and the MacLaren McCann crew, who teamed up with Nikki Ormerod for the following project.

                Click away on play before scrolling down and getting a closer look at Nikki‘s shots.

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                Client: Fading Fast
                Agency: MacLaren McCann
                Executive Creative Director: Sean Davison
                Associate Creative Director(s): Troy McGuiness & Cam Boyd
                Art Director: Arron Isaac
                Copywriter: Natalie Greenspan
                Make-Up: Cait Mizzi
                Digital Retouchers: Mark Tyler, Jean Pierre Goulet, & Katherine Lau
                Assistant: Bryan Ulrich

                One by one, through the combined power of make-up and Photoshop, Nikki’s models lost their markings as they inched closer to the advertisement’s final form.

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                Video © MacLaren McCann

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                  IN PRINT | NIKKI’S ECONOMIC ACTION PLAN

                  by Matt on November 4, 2013

                  Focused on keeping Canadians informed of the strategies in place to get us through these fiscally unstable times, the Government of Canada’s Economic Action Plan is a wide array of initiatives, programs, and services aimed at providing assistance for it’s citizens. Working with Chief Creative Officer Dan Pawych of ksb+p, Nikki Ormerod was tasked with shooting stills alongside Director David Hicks.
                  Here’s a couple of Nikki’s selects for your viewing pleasure.

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                  Client: Economic Action Plan
                  Agency: kbs+p
                  Creative Director: Dan Pawych
                  Assistants: Gabe Nivera & Bryan Ulrich
                  All Images © Nikki Ormerod

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                    IN PRINT | THE DULUX COLLECTION

                    by Matt on October 28, 2013

                    Once upon a time, Nikki Ormerod was George Simhoni’s assistant. Now, several years later, the two are back together, joining powers in their first collaborative job with Nikki handling stills and George in the director’s chair. Working alongside Peter Holmes from Reason Partners, the pair were tasked with creating a fun and energetic campaign for Dulux Canada‘s fall paint colours. We’ll get into the work – but first – a quick word from Dulux.

                    Everybody gets paint on their clothes when painting. But who knew it would become a worldwide fashion trend? The Dulux Collection is a fun look at splatter paint fashion, showcasing our fall colour palette on clothes instead of walls.

                    Director: George Simhoni
                    Photographer: Nikki Ormerod
                    Client: Dulux Canada
                    Agency: Reason Partners
                    Agency President: Jeff Plowman
                    Creative Director: Peter Holmes
                    DP & Editing: Spot Cinema Inc.
                    Hair & Makeup: Jukka & Lisa Vella
                    Stylist & Wardrobe: Marie-Eve Tremblay
                    Brand Manager: Martin Tustin-Fuchs
                    Producer: Tom Nesbitt
                    Assistants: Gabe Nivera, Marvin Kwan, Bryan Ulrich, Noel Araquel, & Laura Crowell

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                    Want to make your own paint splatter shirt but don’t want the mess? Well Dulux has created an app for their Facebook page that will allow you to do just that! After designing your shirt with the Splatter App (seen below), you’ll be given the chance to buy and submit your work to the gallery. Each week a panel of Dulux colour experts will be selecting the t-shirt design they like best and awarding the creator with $100 in gift certificates.

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                    There’s a staggering amount of BTS images from this shoot so stay tuned as later in the week we’ll give them their very own post! Until then, why not go check out the Splatter App and channel you inner Pollock for the chance to win some free paint!
                    Video © George Simhoni
                    Images © Nikki Ormerod

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