Thursday, November 26, 2009

Photographer Of The Day: Mckenzie James

Above Bryan.

I have posted a few shots by Toronto based photographer Mckenzie James on the blog before. It was not until seeing some of his work with Tim Moxam that I really grew to love his work. On Mckenzie's website it says:

'Mckenzie James is an emerging Canadian Photographer with a passion for editorial photography. Inspired by the classic black and white photographers, he took up photography at the age 14, eventually leading him to study fine art at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He currently lives and works in Toronto, actively participating in the up and coming fashion industry.'

I first saw the work of Mckenzie James when profiling model Derek Allen Watson. At that time I was struck by the emotional punch Mckenzie's work had. In reviewing his blog and website the theme of emotion was present in each of the shots I viewed. Not a 'flat' image in the group. It is always interesting to me that even with the hottest guy on the planet, if the photographer is not able to bring emotion out of them, you can flip through shot after shot without really having to stop and give the work a real look. It is a testament to Mckenzie's work that he insists you view it slowly, taking the time to savor the emotion he brings through in each of the shots.

Mckenzie does not use a lot of props or backdrops to create the emotion, he uses his skill, talent and the ability to bring it out of his subjects. A true artist! I encourage you to spend some checking out more of Mckenzie's work. There were so many amazing shots on his site and blog it was difficult to pick the ones to use for this post. Check out his site HERE: Check out his blog HERE:

Below: Love the shots of Krys.

Mac Adkins.


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