At the age of 19, photographer David Haskell made the acquaintance of an InStyle magazine editor. He recounted this story during an interview with VTalk Radio Photography Spotlight, adding, the editor invited me to “their offices in Toronto and asked if I would cover an editorial thing." Within a few weeks, Haskell started working with Revlon Canada, and ultimately landed in New York. Since then, his work has been published in more than 70 countries and his subjects have ranged from Phyllis Diller to Jay-Z.
Reflecting on his success, Haskell places special emphasis on the importance of "taking care of the people you're taking pictures of." This commitment to serving subjects reaches to the present: Regardless of whom he photographs, Haskell makes sure that his subjects feel comfortable and confident. He finds and uses light to highlight natural beauty, whether inside at his modern studio or outside at scenic landscapes or highway underpasses. His fellow photographers do the same, capturing models, fiancées, graduates, and families in shoots of various styles.
eSkoot Niagara equips day-trippers and prospective buyers with environmentally friendly electric choppers from Emmo, enhancing sightseeing with safe and efficient transportation. Each two-wheeled wonder thrives off a sophisticated lithium battery capable of going up to 70 kilometres on a single charge, allowing riders to take in the idyllic charm of the Niagara region’s shops, wineries, and lakefront without worrying about gassing up or shovelling coal into the engine’s furnace. Every vehicle in the store’s impressive fleet, from the heavy-duty GT5 scooter to the speedy, lightweight Mount 7 bike, operates under the same laws as bicycles, allowing passengers to enjoy open-air rides without the need for drivers’ licences or insurance.
At Peaks Indoor Rock Climbing, seasoned instructors introduce bipeds to the world of vertical crawling during lessons on more than 60 textured walls. During each session, tutors impart the basic techniques of climbing and belaying while also covering safety tips and the mental benefits of the sport’s myriad challenges. Membership packages grant access to rental harnesses for use of the facility's rugged walls, cracks, overhands, and climbing caves. In order to ensure everyone’s safety, introductory lessons are mandatory for all beginning climbers, whether or not they were raised by a trip of mountain goats.
Reading, writing, and mathematics don't come easily for everyone. At Canadian Learning Centre, dedicated staff members harness their own expertise to connect with adults and kids and guide them toward mastering their areas of difficulty. A phonics-based curriculum familiarizes students with vowels and consonants and helps them easily distinguish between silent letters and the ones that shout out loud. In writing sessions, pupils learn to apply grammatical rules and proper punctuation as they write stylish paragraphs. During mathematics sessions, students cover the basics, including addition and measurements, as well as more advanced skills such as calculus, geometry, and trigonometry.
The Greens at Brock's par 58 executive course packs 18 holes of diverse obstacles into a dynamic, 3,000-yard layout. Alongside the course rests an expansive driving range with covered and open-air stalls and hitting areas blanketed with natural grass, turf, and retro shag carpet. After fine-tuning tee shots, golfers can stroll over to the facility's tiki bar festooned with sand beaches, a waterfall, and vegetation including tropical plants, palm trees, and cacti that also line the course.
Weight-loss expert Karen Stocker, who saw the personal and professional benefits of her own 60-pound weight loss, teaches women and men how to shed weight while permanently changing unproductive habits. In the strategy session, Stocker works with clients to identify the triggers that can set off weight gain, then creates a streamlined plan to avoid those triggers or challenge them to a pillow fight. While food choices and exercise play an important part in the system, which uses the “law of attraction” principle popularized in The Secret, Stocker also asserts that self-image and beliefs are equally important to solving tricky weight-loss issues. Stocker’s system is credited with ramping up confidence and energy, leading to the local increase in feats of strength and bravery by caped citizens.