Tim Leyes, an excellent portrait artist, is the leading photographer of the stars. His style, employing lighting and placement, converts portraits into masterful artwork. A wide assortment of television and movie personalities utilized Tim Leyes artistry to showcase varying emotions portrayed in still head shots. Tim’s clients are among the leading actors in Hollywood today.
Photography became an interest of mine in 1992. As a sketch artist I found that working from photos was a much more efficient use of time for both myself and the bowl of fruit posing on the table. My continuing interest in photography led me to photographer David Ritchie. I prefer to make use of natural light but my experience as a fashion and portrait photographer has made me comfortable in a studio environment. The ability to print my own work has been a real blessing as well because it gives me full control of the final image. The everchanging seasons along with the diverse landscapes in Southwestern Ontario are also an advantage as they offer many opportunities to explore my creativity. My thanks and appreciation go out to my Mother and friends for their continuous support and encouragement.
Director / DP / Photographer
Based in Toronto Canada, Robert Pilichowski is a director, cinematographer and animator with an undying passion for all things visual. Robert’s work has been displayed on both the big and small screen, from a variety of music videos and documentaries, to major motion pictures. He is currently finishing work on a short film entitled Prison Fight for bravoFACTUAL.
Specializing in actor’s headshots, model portraits, publicity, music industry creatives and corporate shots.
Getting a taste of the nightlife aspect of photography, Evens, also known as “Brohawk” the brotha’ with a Mohawk, set out to going to local nightclubs to take pictures – at that time, just for the fun of it; and posting the photos on the social networking portal, Facebook. In January 2009, one of Toronto’s top promoting companies Kleen Media, hired Evens to become their official High Profile Photographer for their nightly events in Toronto’s upscale nightclubs. He had then finally begun the transformation from turning what was once a hobby into a lucrative and successful career. In December 2009, Evens received the award for the 2009 Best Nightclub Photographer, among a selection of Toronto’s best photographers.
MUA & Hair
Toronto Make up Artist – I am based in Toronto, but do travel to other cities in Canada and USA. I have been in the wonderful world of make-up artistry for 20 years and am happy to be able to work on a number of different projects in all areas of the make-up industry. I am a freelance Make up artist and have worked in all areas – TV, TV HD ( Air Brush ), Movies, Fashion..etc. Some of my contracts include. Toronto Fashion Week as a key make-up artist for all the designers for the last 18 seasons, Canadian Idol, Deal or no deal Canada, Project Runway Canada, HGTV, YTV, City TV and many more.
A hair architect in the making over the past 17 years, June Croken effectively combines her passion for art with her technical precision to provide unparalleled style and service to her clients. Her craft originally cultivated at ‘Civello’ has inspired her to open her own exclusive private hair studio in the heart of the fashion district on Queen St. W. In addition to her work behind the chair, she brings 17 years as a graphic artist into the mix, marrying her past to her present with her passion for visual tailoring. June’s beauty philosophy is to create tasteful, organic looks that are balanced, harmonious and add a subtle hint of contrast based on her subject.
MUA & Hair
Caitlin Cullimore, born and raised in Toronto, began dancing and performing at a young age. Studying everything from classical ballet to contemporary, her dance career took her to New York as a teenager where she danced professionally for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. It was on the Broadway stage that her love and passion for makeup and hairstyling began. While in New York, Caitlin began her apprenticeship as a hairstylist at a salon in Soho. Caitlin later returned to Toronto to attend The Yorkville School of Makeup and started her career working for MAC Cosmetics which eventually led to being onset for TV and Film productions, commercials and music videos. Caitlin is a regular hair & makeup artist for CTV’s The Social and some of her clients include Roots, The Bay, Joe Fresh, Urban Planet and Sears.
MUA & Hair
Born in Chiba, Japan, Taca first started his career as a hairstylist in Japan in 1996. His talent was soon recognized, and in 1998 he was brought on board as a Redken Hair Colourist. During this time, he also held a prestigious teaching position at Redken Japan, lecturing up-and-coming stylists across Japan. In 2002, Taca relocated to Canada to continue his work as a hairstylist with Redken. He has since worked with leading artists, directly assisting L’Oreal Paris’ Eddie Maleterre at Toronto Fashion Week – a collaboration that began in 2007. Taca was also represented by Ford Artists Toronto . Runway shows including the Redken ABA, Toronto Fashion week, the Toronto Film Festival, NY fashion week and Ports 1961 back stage. He was a Principal Makeup Artist for Shu Uemura in Canada from 2009 to January 2011, and is represented by Kind Inc. in Japan as a hair and makeup artist since 2011. Taca’s affinity for makeup is inspired by another love – painting, which has shown him how art can touch people’s lives and make them happy. As per a Japanese saying, Taca believes that “colour is personality”.
Writer / Director / Dp / Creative
Suburban raised with big city aspirations, Spencer found himself thrust into the world of film after exiting his university English program citing creative differences. An avid people-watcher, Spencer is moved by the characters of everyday life and writes & directs film in homage of the idiosyncratics among us. He also appreciates the simple things like drinking good coffee or reading Sartre on the TTC among sweaty, contorted commuters. Spencer is the creative force behind Dillinger Studios, a boutique production studio situated in Toronto’s West end specializing in commercials and short, esoteric films.
Animator / Developer
Born in Europe, moved to New Zealand and now resides in Canada. Loves creating interactive work, and has many different types of projects going on ranging from animation, tablet interaction and doing this very website!