Editorial work – re:porter Magazine

Nova Scotia editorial photographer

 

Some work I did for Porter Airlines inflight magazine called re:porter.  It was one very very cold morning in Halifax when we did this story. My schedule doesn’t allow me to do as much editorial work as I would like but when I get the chance I really enjoy it.  Often you learn something and you just have to wait and observe to get your shots.  Rarely is anything setup, it all just happens.  Ad projects I work on require a lot of planning and team work to make happen.  Check it out if you are flying Porter Airline or you can see it online in pdf format.

So guess who isn’t good at blogging….

farm photographer Dean Casavechia Nova Scotia Canada
The idea of a blog is an odd thing for a photographer because you have to write, mostly about yourself.  I know personally I rather visually tell someone else story with my camera. However photography or storytelling (because of video) is a fast changing business.  Not everyone can keep up or wants to keep up, I have seen a lot of photographer leave the market.  So you have to always be showing people that you are still out there, working with clients, solving problems and telling stories.  This year I was very busy, lots of projects that took me all over Canada mostly advertising work that will go to market next year sometime.  This is just a blog post letting people know I’m still creating work for clients and I’ll be doing my best to update the blog a few times a month.

The images above is me capturing images on a farm in New Brunswick.  I do a great deal of farming related work because I grew up in rural Nova Scotia where my family had a number of horses.  The farm environment is very natural for me to work in and I enjoy the kind of images I get to create in a rural setting.

On assignment in Newfoundland for the New York Post.

Broadway play Come From Away

I recently traveled to Newfoundland for the New York Post to photograph the real life people that are portrayed in the new broadway play, Come From Away. With only a couple days notice I flew to Gander, Newfoundland to find locations and coordinate times to get all the portraits done in the day and a half I was there. The deadline was really tight but that is normally the case for all the editorial work that I do.

One of the subjects worked at the SPCA in Gander and she was the first portrait on my schedule. Here are a few photos that didn’t make it into the story.  They had puppies and lots of cats which they just let roam around the building, it was a great way to start the assignment. I would have come home with the fat little brown puppy but they have all been adopted out.

editorial photographer dean casavechia

 

editorial photographer dean casavechia

editorial photographer dean casavechia

editorial photographer dean casavechia

Recent Work

Some images I shot this past summer for Eastlink. In addition to being used extensively online the images were also featured on Billboards across Canada.

Been a busy summer

Travel photographer

It all started in June and exploded from there and I haven’t stopped, normally I get a few days home between projects.   I live in Nova Scotia but that’s only my base, so it was nice to see one of my images used for a story in West Jet Magazine during my travels.  I also worked on stories for The Wall Street Journal and ESPN this summer, more on those in upcoming blog posts as I try to get my blog up-to-date.

Web Site Up-Date

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Always a little downtime this time of year so I gave my site a much needed update.  Still weeding out and adding photos but I have added a BTS section.  I have a number of client outside of Nova Scotia and I thought it would good way to introduce myself to people.  I do a fair number of travel assignment but I also do more and more jobs that require a lot of production and planning.  I’m very big on the planning and organization, almost a little obsessed with making sure that the only I have to think about during the shoot is what is front of me.  Having a good team and all the things you need to have a smooth photo shoot is taken care of in advance.

Mic Mac Mall – Christmas Campaign

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It has been a very busy fall/winter, most recently I have been shooting the Winter/Christmas campaign for Mic Mac Mall.  There were a lot of moving parts to these shoots, which happened over two days.  Luckily instead of writing about it you can view the Behind The Scenes video shot by Craig at Spider Video.

Video One

Video Two

Video Three

Special thanks to all the talent including Short Presents, the agency Extreme Group and the marketing team at Mic Mac Mall.

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Atlantic Pole Fitness



Recently I had the chance to create some images at the Atlantic Pole Fitness Championships here in Halifax. It is somewhat of a new event but very entertaining to watch and all the contestants did an amazing job. They were very nice to let me back stage to take photos. I am also trying out a new image storytelling site called Exposure which displays your photos and text in mini-web site / blog style. You can check out the end result here at this link.

Instagram weekly roundup

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This week I was on an assignment in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Here are a few shots I grabbed with my iPhone along the way. You can follow me on Instagram by clicking here

Lifestyle photography


Over the past two years I have seen a big increase in the amount of lifestyle images I have been hired to do. My storytelling approach makes this a great fit for me. To me it’s always about capturing a story whether it’s one portrait or a whole day of actives for something like tourism related shoot. I enjoy capturing un-staged moments and the challenge of predicting spontaneous moments that happen. On the east coast of Canada we get 4 very distinct seasons, from piles of snow to hot summer days and you get use to working in all types of conditions. I have a few lifestyle shoots on over the summer months and I’m looking forward to create something new. Above are a few images I have captured over the past year or so. If you are thinking about having some lifestyle images created but are not sure where to start, drop me a line.