Yesterday while browsing the web, I came across a link to some photographs taken of my favourite band, Our Lady Peace. Naturally, I immediately clicked the link and was isntantly wowed. Being a true, long-time fan of the band, it was so great to see how the photographer was able to portray OLP and their own unique personalities within the shots. You could even see how the essence of OLP was captured in the shots that did not even include members of the band. I am wowed every time I look at them.
So who is this incredibly talented person behind the camera you ask? The photographer is Lisa Mark from Toronto. Lisa is best known for her incredibly unique and fun wedding photography (I honestly wish there was some possible way I could afford her for the day I get married because seriously, her wedding photography is so original and out of this world!), but after looking her her shots of OLP and upon looking further through her blog and website, I realized that she is also an incredibly talented music photographer. She not only took the amazing photographs of OLP, but I also came across some equally amazing shots of the band Sloan. When I see images of Sloan, I am immediately brought back to my childhood. When I was about 12 years old, one of my older brothers had his own ‘zene’ in which he protrayed Sloan in their own comic called “Sloan Wars”. Long story short, through my brother I became a fan of the band and even got the pleasure of meeting Chris Murphy when I was only 12 years old. I remember when I was 19 in university, we met again and I kind of made him feel bad when he said to me “God, now I feel bad for asking you out for beers with us! Come on! I met you first when you were twelve!”. Anyway, the guys from Sloan are all incredible guys who have always stayed true to their roots and true to their fans and it is so nice to see how Lisa was able to show that in her shots. The image below totally and completely captures Chris’ outgoing personality.
I am so glad I came across Lisa’s blog/website as it will definitely be one that I keep my eyes on for the years to come. And who knows, maybe, just maybe I will get to use her services when my big day comes.
Please click the image below to visit Lisa’s site. You will not be disappointed with what you see.