Nov 21 2009

STP,… not the fuel additive!

So, surprising, I was amazed at how many Stone Temple Pilot tunes I actually knew. Now, I am no music aficionado, but who knew that STP has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and still have their songs played on the radio on a daily basis. Anyways, as they played through their set which lasted for about and hour and a half, including the encore, in front of a sold out crowd at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, there were only 2, or maybe 3 songs that I didn’t really know. And to top it all off, the visuals and lighting effect for the show were great, with a full video screen backdrop behind the stage. Definitely a band I would recommend seeing live.

Enjoy the images.

Best,

MM


Nov 19 2009

Off-Side

Ok, so I have faltered, and at one time or another, became a fan for a brief moment during the course of a workday.

I happened to see Hall of Fame Linesman, Ray Scapinello sitting in one of the dressing rooms during the Hall of Fame Legends game this year and went over. “Hello Mr. Scapinello, great pleasure to see you again sir!” I said. Of course, as anyone who really knows Ray Scapinello, would tell you, that is certainly not his style. Anyways, Ray replied, No, no Matthew, Ray is just fine.” with an extended hand. “Great to see you too! How are things?” Who would have though such a kind and down to earth guy is and was one of the biggest (not in stature) officials in National Hockey League history? And to my surprise, he actually remembered my name! Now perhaps this was because of the camera in my hand and the fact that I had the pleasure to photograph Ray and his family 1-year earlier when he was being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Never the less, it was one of those honest and true moments I occasionally get to experience, which is a constant reminder, that there are good people in hockey. Ray, always a pleasure to see you, on or off the ice, with or without stripes.

Best,

MM

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Nov 14 2009

Gaels Force

Today I took on not one but two Queen’s University sporting events that were taking place right here in Kingston,… no travel required! First, it was the CIS National Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Running Championship, which took place at Fort Henry. Although the runners from Queen’s did not place on the podium in either the men’s or women’s event, the runners I saw and photographed left nothing on the field.

I then made a quick trip across town to Richardson Stadium for the Yates Cup game between Queen’s and the University of Western. Although Western battled back from a deficit to tie the game during the 3 quarter, Queen’s was able to hold off the offensive attack and capture the win and the hardware in front of an amazing crowd.

Enjoy the frames.

MM


Nov 13 2009

2012 RBC Cup Success

CorneStone Creative Group and specifically, myself, have been given the privilege to participate on the bid committee for the 2012 RBC Cup in Kingston, Ontario. This past week, on Tuesday, November 10th, we made the official announcement of our candidacy for the 2012 bid during a press conference held at the Invista Cetnre. I thought I would share a few images from the event as well as some of the collateral we developed for the event, which, I might add, received great reviews from local media, fans, as well as the Kingston MPP, Mr. John Gerretsen.

Enjoy!

MM


Nov 11 2009

A Class with Class

I have just finished another amazing weekend of shooting the newest class of Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees, and what a class. In the player category, all captains, all cup winners and all national team players. Cap it all off with Lou Lamoriello. These guys were great to work with over the weekend and allowed me to create some wonderful images. Below, a sample of just a few which I thought were interesting. Enjoy!

Best,

MM


Nov 5 2009

Welcome to the new blog!

Time for a card change.

Time for a card change.

Well, I probably should have started doing this a long time ago, but this is where I start my venture into the world of blogging. My hope is to provide visitors with a lens with which to have a look into my world as a professional photographer, who works across industries, around the world, producing the best possible images I can.

I really hope you enjoy this and please feel free to send me your thoughts, questions and comments.

Best,

MM