Author Archives: dean@deancasavechia.com

COVID-19 and time to plan

COVID-19 lockdown has given me more time with my family particularly with my 2 year old girl which is great. It has also given me time to plan and get a lot of things done internally with my business. Things I was too busy traveling, shooting and editing to get done before. The need to be a one person content producing machine is much greater now. The goal will be to take a project and take care of everything on location with the smallest footprint as I can. I write, draw and paint (watercolours or markers) with all projects I plan. I just need to put my ideas on paper not in an app and I’ve tried lots of apps. However I’m also big on AI and the cloud which I have been really stepping up my game in this year. I’m excited to get back out creating again. And also now all my house plants are doing much better with me home all the time.

Some of my work for Egg Farmers of Canada.

I have been creating images for Egg Farmers of Canada for a few years now. The images used for lots of different things, it’s great when I see them out and round.

More work for BMO

Some clients are really great at using your images along with great design, BMO is one of those clients. I’m always excited to see how they display the images, here is one of my images used in a report they published.

More of my work at work

Some of my work is included in the new McCain Foods web site, all the farming photos are images I created during harvest season a few years back. The heart shaped potato I saw and photographed it 100% as I found it, totally a lucky find.

Cover of WestJet Magazine in 2019

I really enjoy editorial portrait work when I get the chance to do some. However much of my time is normally spent working on advertising and corporate projects. This assignment was amazing, I had a great publication who always displays photography very well and the subject was amazing to work with.

New Work

Some of the images I created last summer for various tourism agencies are now starting to make their way into the world. These were shot all in one day, real people, enjoying real moments and letting me capture images while they are doing it. This beach is also 10 mins from where I grew up. We had horses so I never got into surfing (too busy) but I love walking the beach and being near the ocean.

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.