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Happy New Year 2018

As a look back at the past year, here is a sampling of what I was up to. Toronto is the proud home of many beautifully designed spaces. Some of these award-winning designs span the sectors from retail, corporate, residential, to public spaces and product design. I am honoured to craft photography artistically in our community. Best wishes for 2018 and may the year bring you success and bliss abundant!

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Happy New Year 2017

As a look back on the past year, here is a sampling of what I was up to in 2016. Toronto is the proud home of many beautifully designed spaces and I am honoured to take part in capturing it artistically. In retail, there was a host of major department stores including Simons, Nordstrom, and Holt Renfrew anchoring large mall expansions as well as the cute Penguin Shop Toronto pointing to retail trends. Residential and Workplace sectors continue to push forward adapting to new trends of office and living styles.

2016 was a busy year indeed and along the way I contributed to a couple of design industry charity work. I started to broaden my capability with video to serve client needs better. I am also flattered and honoured to be top of the list on 10 Pinterest Boards for Workplace Design named by ChargeSpot. Please check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel. The best way to stay in touch is to subscribe to my blog posts at Stevie Rave On.

Best wishes for 2017 and may the year bring you success and joy abundant!

A little Tech Cam dance - Arca Swiss Rm3di

A fun little throwback to 2014 with the R and e-module cloud. You can also see some more behind the scenes shoot tips in the zoomfinder article! [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://stevetsaiphotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/arca-rm3di-rotation.mp4"][/video]


IMG_0644 IMG_0646This documents the setup with e-module cloud and the 8 year old Phase One P65+ back. Finally have the opportunity to upgrade to IQ3 60 this year and catch up with modern features. I still miss the work horse P back in some ways, it is solid and stands as an industrial design history piece :-)


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MINI cooperWelcome the new horsie to our life as well as my first car photography project!

After driving our super basic Corolla for 14 years this is such a treat, driving is now fun again and this MINI knows how to put a smile on everyone face!

Leica Ring: Tsai 35mm Summilux

Here is a photography related non-photography entry. My favourite lens is now immortalized permanently as a ring. leica ring comp

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leica ring views compSome behind the scenes design process: it did involve photography with macro reproduction. I first photographed the lens at varied angles to overcome cylindrical deformation. I then pieced together the artwork into a flat shape in photoshop before taking it into illustrator to vectorize, clean up, create the depth of field lines and compose the final art for the production file.

The ring is made by my talented and creative friend and fellow OCA classmate Shannon at Cynosure Jewelry Design Studio.

tsai - signed at 35mm

Happy Shooting, everyone!

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Happy New Year

newsletter 2016 bodyAs a look back at the past year, here is a sampling of what I was up to. The year was filled with an interesting mix of captures for varied spaces from epic scale corporate towers to intimate retail and residential spaces. On the portrait side, a couple of fashion editorial environmental portrait projects provided opportunities to play with both space and figures. For fine art, I held a solo exhibition presenting the Day Dream series in the summer.

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Best wishes for 2016 and may the year bring you success and joy abundant! Steve

looking back at 2014

Happy new year! As a look back at the past year, here is a sampling of what I was up to. I photographed several award winning projects and was published in Interior Design and Canadian Interiors among others. I participated in the contact photography festival featuring fine art series Nocturnal Stills and exhibited fine art photography throughout the year at a showroom. The best way to keep updated is through this blog: stevie rave on. Perhaps you would consider subscribing to the posts through email notification. See the button on the right to do so. My hope is to bring a smile to your face with my photographs and imagery.

All the best to you and may 2015 bring you success and joy!

Newsletter 2014

looking back at 2013

Happy New Year, may 2014 bring you all success and joy! Looking back at 2013, it was a busy year and I photographed several award winning projects, travelled to Quebec and Edmonton and was published in Interior Design, Azure, and the Globe and Mail among others. My passion in capturing spaces and design is furthered and I am committed to the continual pursuit of high quality image craft. I also launched my blog: stevie rave on, which is the best way to see what I am up to. Be sure to bookmark and visit me in 2014!

newsletter 2013