Thursday, April 23, 2015

Royal Winnipeg Ballet Scandal

I'm proud to be a (small) part of this recent cover story for Maclean's about a scandal involving Bruce Monk, a teacher at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. The women allege that Monk took inappropriate photos of them when they were young dancers at the school and the number of allegations is growing.

I think that it was brave of these these women to share their stories so publicly (and their faces for photos) so I was particularly happy to hear that after the story was released Monk will no longer be working at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Chalk one up for the power of good journalism. Maybe we can change the world. You can read the piece at Maclean's here.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Screech Owl Books

I recently did a shoot for Maclean's magazine for a piece on Roy MacGregor's Screech Owl series of books.

I immediately thought of fellow GTHLA hockey player Laine Pond's son Owen for the shoot. Owen is a superstar on the ice and he was a superstar in front of the camera. Having your photo taken can actually be an incredibly boring process since it takes much longer than anyone ever expects (when you're 9 I imagine it feels like FOREVER). Despite how boring it was, Owen was patient and wonderful to work with. Thank you Laine and Owen for taking a few hours out of your March Break for this shoot.

You can read the Maclean's piece here.

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Big Dig - Elton McDonald

So you know the story. A mysterious hand-dug tunnel was discovered near Jane and Finch near York University. People's minds immediately went to the worst when speculating - it was the work of terrorists, murderers or drug dealers.

Turns out the tunnel was dug by Elton McDonald, a 22-year-old just looking for a little quiet time and place to practice his constructions skills.

I photographed Elton for Maclean's magazine and he is probably one of the sweetest people I have ever shot. He was shy, soft-spoken and incredibly endearing. His family politely endured us taking over their living room with photo gear, monopolizing their time and asking Elton to do multiple wardrobe changes.

Here's hoping that Elton gets to dig more big projects in the future! Check out the Maclean's story here.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cat Cafe in Seoul

We're visiting my brother Scott and his girlfriend Michelle in Korea where they work teaching English. We're in Seoul and today we went to a cat cafe. Also? Matt chose to wear an appropriate shirt for the visit.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Take a ferry ride with me

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Matt was in Tofino for work so I tagged along and got to meet a great bunch of people that Matt works with. I quasi-learned to surf and we had an incredible beach bbq but first I had to catch a plane ride in a mini-plane with a 12-year-old pilot.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Middle age weightlifters

I got to photograph two incredibly strong women in their 40s weightlifting for Maclean's. These women were TOUGH.

About Della

I'm Della. I take pictures.

I'm a freelance photojournalist based in Toronto. My work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Toronto Life, Hello! Magazine, The Calgary Herald and Sun Media publications. I have also shot for a number of corporate clients, including the Government of Canada, the Law Society of Upper Canada, ING, Accenture, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Takeda, Amgen and Merck Frosst.

Likes: Snoopy Sno-Cone makers, dinosaurs, sharks, hot chocolate, ice cream, This American Life, CBC Radio, asparagus, zebras, travel, photography, grape soda, ice cream, naps, hoodies, the library, good e-mails, duvets, new books, mittens and lists.

Dislikes: Unicorns, ponies, glitter, tomato, wet cat food.

Check out my website at
Contact me at: drollinsphoto (at)

Follow iamayardsale on Twitter

Search This Blog


  © Blogger template 'Photoblog' by 2008

Back to TOP