Welcome to the Grand relaunch of my brand. I’ve finally been able to scour my archives and pull together some proper portfolios to showcase the work i’ve been plugging away with over the past few years. Focusing on Commercial, Editorial, and Portrait work.
Where’d this new look come from? The Past.
I’ve also decided to Simplify things a bit – rather than “//d.” “//d. photog” “Lowercased” “lowercasestudio” I wanted to bring a more focused personal touch to things.
I now present myself to you as “D. Edwards & Co – Photographic Services”.
D. Edwards – thats me, darrell – but who is this magical “& Co” you ask? Thats anyone and everyone that’s ever helped me on or around a shoot. My “& Co.” could be my good friends, my girlfriend, a hired assistant, or any of my awe inspiring clients. I believe that nothing truly great can be created without the company of others. Without champions for our ideas, without help executing our concepts, the creative industry would fall flat on its face. I really want to hit home that the success of a project is because of the sum of its parts.
I hope you enjoy the new look, the growth from my previous branding, and the direction i’m heading in with all of this. Take a look through my portfolios and projects, give me some feedback. If you have need for any of my services, Head on over to the new site
A really great group of people that i’ve had the pleasure of working with over the past year or so are the fine folks over at Curtis Dawe Lawyers.
Not only did I have the opportunity to design some advertising and their new website, but I was able to shoot the photos that appear in both. The just went live with the new web design, so i wanted to share some of my favorite images from the shoots below.
This week I got to sit in on a bboy practice with Tony Ingram (bboy science) shortly after my editor Elling, from the scope interviewed him. We then set up a time to go out to a location and shoot some sequences plus a few accompanying portraits. Turns out we made the cover of this months scope again!!!
Here are some of my favorites and a few alternates from those shoots!
A Few weeks ago I got news from the good folks down at rocket bakery that they where going to be written up in Canadian House & Home Magazine, so they needed a super quick job done to showcase their shop a bit. I’m Happy to say that the shots appear in the September issue of the publication. Check it out on newstands now!
Below you’ll find some of my favorite shots from our evening of shooting.
Another years Best of Food Survey has come and gone, and the BOF issue hits the stands this week. Here are some of My selects that may not have made it to print.
These guys CLEANED UP in 8 categories this year, so we spent the afternoon with the staff and Chef Mark putting together a couple of shots to choose from.
We spent a morning with Liam and the gang from Yellowbelly – I don’t know much about beer, but I know what I like, and that its really fun talking beer with a brewmaster. Oh, if you haven’t tried in a while, grab a pint of their pale ale on tap, he’s rejigged the recipe over the last little while. I was surprised at the difference!
My expanding waistline tells me to stay away from freak lunchbox, but all of the colours and awesome staff say different. I believe these guys won for best place to fill a sweet tooth, and best milkshakes.
Wing ‘n’ it
This May be the quickest, funniest shoot i’ve done in a while. there where some scheduling issues in setting this one up, but we got it done in record time before the supper crowd. Not only that, but fresh faced Chris got to find out that bbq sauces don’t work well as after shave, they just burn… a lot.
This Weekend I had a quick shoot down at Nautical Nellies for the scope. Here’s some of my favorite frames.
I wanna thank the Folks down at Nellies, and also Gary, my Model.
Its that time of year again, The Scope’s Best of St. John’s issue is on stands now, and I was fortunate enough to work with some fun people again this year.
Mark Critch, for example was awesome, and given his tight schedule over the holidays he was up for anything i threw at him. It worked out that he was at the BOSJ awards party at the Rockhouse, where I was set up with this years photobooth. We decided on a mashup with “whattaya at” – best local slang.
Below are a couple more winners from the booth.
1 – Awesome random rockhouse emloyees (?)
2 – Mireille Eagan – Best Exhibit
3 – Stacey Tuttle – Best Bayman
4 – Meg, Robbie, & Tyler from Repartee – Best Album Artwork
Editor and publisher Elling & Bryhanna, the brains behind the Scope.
Above there you’ll see a couple of snaps of the band “Over the Top” they won best new punks, and this year at the scope there was a bit of a fun mashup concept, so these shots are also for best carwash (ESSO on anderson avenue) so in meshing them together we decided to get the guys all dirty and grimy looking, fire them in the car wash and my lovely assistants almost passed out blowing bubbles. (We couldn’t find a bubble machine – dead of winter and all) add to that some suds and we were gold. I’d like to thank the guys from the band AND the manager at the esso for being so accomodating for our shoot.
This past Week I picked kristen up a little treat from Shawna – a local craftsperson who has a really great etsy shop called Faunrainspired
Kristen liked it so much that she has pretty much turned into a little wolf, and i wanted to take a few shots of her showing off the craftsmanship behind her new wolf hood.
My favourite part of this shoot was when a little Jack Russell dog and his owner came walking down the pathway – the dog was frightened of kristen when she had the hood up. He couldn’t take his eyes off of her and was cowering. As soon as she put the hood down and bent to say hi, the little Jack Russel went Batshit crazy – barking, jumping and trying to grab the sleeves of the hood. SO GOOD.
This is The second in a series of shoots for Chris.
Chris is an artist and creative thinker of all sorts these shots for his personal promotion for his many projects which you can find at Driedzic.com
I LOVE the back and forth when we talk concepts for his shoots. Chris is a great collaborator, and allows people he works with to bring their own flavor to whatever kind of project it is you work on with him. This series of shoots involved a really lovely late summer weekend adventure up the Bonavista Peninsula. We were introduced to the Two Whales cafe out in port rexton, had a wonderful dinner with Chris’ parents and made some really fun photos.
When most think good pizza they think italy – and there are some of us that when we think italy, we think think style, and that leads to Vespa.
Brian from Piatto called me up and asked if we might do a quick project for some in store artwork. When i worked out that i’d get to shoot from a chaser vehicle while being followed by Brian on a vespa, down signal hill – of course i jumped at the idea.
From Naples to Newfoundland, Brian and Piatto just got awarded the distinction of officially making authentic Neapolitan pizza by the italian government’s Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. I want to congratulate the restaurant and all of its staff on that honour. They make some of the best pizza this side of the atlantic ocean!