Friday, December 6, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Wow. Ten years have passed since the blackout in Toronto. So why not have a celebration with music and bikes and fire? I shot this street party for the Globe and Mail, organized to mark how Torontonians made the best of a bleak night 10 years ago. It ended with the party shutting down the intersection of Queen and Roncesvalles.
Posted by Della Rollins at 10:59 PM
Thursday, August 1, 2013
I photographed this stunning home for the Globe and Mail's recent article on houses that have been built to withstand our increasingly volatile climate. This home, just blocks from where we live (so nice to walk to an assignment!), was designed by the architect who lives there to have a green roof, a wood burning stove to keep it warm in the cold winter and large windows that open to allow for cross breeze to help cool it in the summer. In addition to being an environmentally-friendly home, it was absolutely gorgeous design-wise. I loved the art and the furniture. An absolute inspiration.
Posted by Della Rollins at 10:00 AM
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Drinking in Trinity Bellwoods Park is turning into a big issue in Toronto with local homeowners upset that the park is being overtaken by 20-something hipsters who use it as their personal patio.
I shot some people enjoying a drink in the park for the Globe and Mail. No one was rowdy or out of control - everyone seemed to just be having a good time.
Posted by Della Rollins at 12:10 PM
Thursday, June 27, 2013
I can now say that I have photographed royalty.
For this assignment I photographed a real life Prince - Prince Reza Pahlavi, the son of the deposed Shah of Iran - for the Globe and Mail.
Pahlavi's father was overthrown by the Iranian Revolution in 1979, but according to the Persian Constitution of 1906, Prince Reza Pahlavi is still the heir to the Persian throne, essentially making him the Prince of Persia (no, not like the video game).
It was the first time in my life that I actually used the words "Your highness" without sarcasm and took art direction from a security detail. Staff nixed the area I originally staked out to shoot in, instead selecting what they decided was a far better choice - a large empty ballroom (who hoo!) - and allowing only 20 minutes for the interview thereby forcing me to shoot during it. But hey, Princes are busy dudes.
Also, FYI, the Prince digs Canon, and wondered, "Why do I see so many journalists with Nikon cameras?" I started to explain but he was whisked away by his security detail.
Posted by Della Rollins at 11:33 AM
Monday, June 24, 2013
My parents live in Victoria BC (ok fine, Sidney BC, just outside of Victoria) so I don't get to see them as much as I'd like. That's why I was thrilled when they came to visit me in May. They helped me with some work around the house, some gardening and we managed a few touristy trips around the city, including a visit to the ROM, which I documented (some of the shots are obviously not of them).
Thanks to both of you for being good sports while I chased you with my camera. I love you guys. Come back and visit again soon!
Posted by Della Rollins at 10:37 AM