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60-Minute Session with Dante Leon by Sean Berrigan

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I was recently back in Toronto for a weekend to shoot a wedding and the day before I flew out I managed to link up with my friend Dante Leon, who’s been featured on the blog many times before. I only had an hour with him since I had to get back to our airbnb to catch the premiere of Game of Thrones. :)

It was great to finally catch up with him again and hear about all the exciting new projects he’s working on including his forthcoming album which will be dropping this summer. We took a quick rip through some back alleys close to one of his recording studios and managed to capture some great candid shots of him and burn a quick J while we’re at it.

Listen to some of Dante’s music HERE!

You can also check out a new video for Coming Down that just dropped with 24Rico.


Analog Journal 001 / Charlottetown, Montreal, Toronto by Sean Berrigan

I've started to get back into shooting personal work on 35mm film. It's given me a renewed passion and enthusiasm in the medium that I really don't think was there when I was growing up and it feels amazing. I could go on for hours about the reasons why I think every photographer should shoot even a small bit of work on film but i'll save you the reading. I felt that I should try and share as much as I can on my blog of snapshots of memories spanning across 2017 and 2018. I used lots of different types of film stocks such as Kodak Ultramax 400, Kodak Portra 400, Kodak T-Max 400, Kodak Gold 200. I've become obsessed with documenting everything I do on film, I want to be able to look back 30 years from now and have hard physical copies of photos that stood the test of time and didn't disappear after potential unfortunate hard drive failures. Film gives you something digital can never replicate and thats nostalgia mechanically captured on millions of light-sensitive silver halide crystals within the film emulsion.

So ya... HUGE FAN!

Beaches and Lobster Rolls by Sean Berrigan

Back here today with another beach blog post, I have no idea whether you're sick of them or can't get enough of PEI beaches! We had a blast with some good friends of ours Dante Leon and Grace Stavert - they've both appeared on the blog before. We knew they were coming down to the Island so we all decided to hit the beach on this warm summer afternoon. The good drinks, good weed and good vibes were flowing. Unfortunately, I realized I only had less than 10% camera battery remaining when we got to the beach, so we quickly plugged it in the car charger and were able to recharge on the way to Richard's, which totally saved us. I've learned in the past few weeks to carry my camera everywhere I go; I make sure I don't miss a moment and in turn, I get some crazy memories & feels while looking at those images. I feel like I'm going back to the source to when I used to document my friends growing up! Dante played us some unreleased music all afternoon and we couldn't help but be so impressed at his talent. Stay tuned for his work coming out soon! 

Richard's Fresh Seafood and Lobster down at the Covehead Wharf is one of the best spots on PEI to grab a mouth watering Lobster Roll or a round of Fish n Chips while soaking in the incredible view. It's for sure the best way to end a beach day while the sun is setting if you're in that area.

 

Cheers,

Sean