Kevin Patterson for Quill & Quire
ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHOOTS WILL ALWAYS BE THIS FEATURE IN QUILL & QUIRE
Kevin Patterson was in Toronto touring his book, News From the Red Desert, and we had a very small window of opportunity to shoot with him before he left the city to continue on. We booked a studio in the east end (it was just before the bridge, but anything close to the DVP bridge is just automatically considered the ‘east end’ in our books) and I remember it being hot- that sticky, heavy, summer heat we have. For someone from Manitoba and just passing through the city, it was a great first impression to give haha.
Kevin was really warm and open to being photographed. Our stylist, Melody Du Ly pulled some great and casual pieces for him to wear to look effortlessly chic and our wonderful art director, Erin McPhee, gave us constructive and receptive feedback as we were shooting (which was so great to do in real time as opposed to after the fact), and overall- honestly- it was so much fun! If there’s one specific shoot that we want to reference, mimic, and build upon for the rest of our careers this would be it.
See the tearsheets and some outtakes from our shoot down below!