Luminato 2014 & The Soul Rebels | Toronto Photographer


Sadly, we didn’t get out to see as many performances this year as compared to last.  For some reason the timing, the weather, just didn’t cooperate. But I can say, the one performance we did make, was pretty awesome. They are a group from New Orleans called ‘The Soul Rebels’ and they turned it up! Me and my friend danced and danced and danced! They played/covered a wide variety of songs in their style “New Orleans Funky Brass with The Heavyweights Brass Band” and it was all so danceable. As you can see by a few pics the crowd was getting into it. I LOVED the dancers in the crowd there that day – they were thoroughly enjoying themselves in the music – the best way to be! Here are a few pics … Enjoy and feel free to leave a comment below :)


I’ll say it again & again; LOVE photographing beautiful people | Toronto Photographer

Let me confess first that I am TIRED. All caps, dead dog tired. Working full-time days at my regular job and then shooting all day Saturdays and then trying to have a social life hanging with friends and fam, has got me worn out. But I love it. It’s worth it. They say, ‘sleep when you’re dead’. I might not go that extreme, but I’m certainly considering it. :)

And this session, this beautiful women was beautiful both outside and IN! I love working with people because the inside always shines out and it’s awesome. This is Alicia, a local Toronto Freelance Model and she’s helping me with my portrait project. These are some outtakes from the session. She was 1 of the first women I worked with and to be honest, although I LOVE these (Isn’t she the ADORABLEST???!), they turned out more Portrait/Headshot than I was going for. So she has graciously said she will re-sit for me and I thought I’d share these in the meantime… Enjoy and feel free to leave a comment below :)


Toronto Photographer - Ardean Peters

Would you let me capture you on film?

These are the second set of images from my new-old camera that I bought a few *ahem* *cough*… years ago.
Oh man, I shot the first set in 2011, so, ya, it’s taken me a while to finish this 2nd roll. Wait, did you HEAR that. I said finish the roll. Yup, that’s right, I’m talking about a film camera. A Canon Rebel 2000 35mm film camera. Aww man, I’m loving the images; the look of film straight out of the camera. I especially love that I don’t have to ‘edit’ them. This was a roll of Kodak Portra 160. I’d love to do a full Portrait session with film. No digital at all. Now THAT would be a challenge. Hmmm…
Now I would just need a willing subject…