For whatever reason, I never made a post about Toronto Life publishing my photo of Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair last June. They said the photo would be used in a stylized collage, so I was little worried, but I think it came out nicely.
Two magazines published images of mine. I still get excited, just as I did when I got published for the first time.
The first was The Beat, a publication Centennial College here in Toronto.
The second, was The Progressive, a magazine in the US. My image is the red one.
Earlier this week a new issue of Toronto Magazine came out – and I’m excited because one of my images was used inside. I finally lost my publication virginity.
I have a few images posted on various websites, but nothing beats getting an image published in a magazine for the first time.
Last summer the Toronto International Film Festival came around – and I decided to be a paparazzi for a few weeks. I literally stood in front of hotels, sometimes four to six hours, waiting for celebrities. I can’t complain though, it was fun, talking with complete strangers and getting some nice shots.
I went down to Yonge Dundas Square because I thought they would be playing Drew’s film there – but I was wrong. Hoping Drew and Ellen would play a little roller derby, maybe come around and sign something – but sadly they came out for a few minutes to pose, wave and left – disappointing.
A few months later I get a message from the publisher requesting to use my Drew Barrymore photo in a magazine, basically proving even not so good situations can turn out amazing.
The online version is available here.