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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.


SPARE STUDIO: A NEW BARBERSHOP/PHOTO STUDIO IN CHARLOTTETOWN, PE by Sean Berrigan

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Jared Doyle has always been a go-getter, a craftsman and an overall positive soul to have around. A man of many talents including but not limited to killer photography, barbering, dj’ing, and marketing. After finally making the plunge, Jared will be opening his own barber shop which will be by appointment only starting this summer. The space is appropriately named Spare Studio stemming from the space doubling as a photo studio in the spare time. Over the course of a couple visit’s I captured a few images of Jared giving cuts to some of our friends Skye and Nathan. I managed to sit Jared down and have a quick Q & A/chill sesh to discuss what he’s been up to with Spare Studio.

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S: How did you end up getting into barbering?
J: I've been cutting hair for a little over two years now. I was working as a bartender
and freelancing some photography gigs on the side when a barber friend of mine
popped by the bar one evening and we talked about how the shop he was
working at was expanding. I expressed interest in the trade and he invited me
down to the shop show me a few things. I followed up, and the rest is history. I
initially completed at 6 month apprenticeship at the Humble Barber in
Charlottetown and have been cutting there ever since.

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S: What do you like most about cutting hair?
J: Development. Barbering provides an endless progression route, which is what
attracted me to it from the beginning.

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S: What is Spare Studio?
J: Spare studio is a creative space. It’s a blended men’s salon and photography
studio that I share with my partner Kathleen. Together we built this space and this
brand to house our creativity and various portrait photography pursuits. The
studio is conveniently located amidst the action of downtown Charlottetown on
Great George Street, above Beanz cafe.

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S: Why Spare?
J: The day I picked up the keys for the space I went bowling with some friends. While we were bowling, Kathleen rolled a spare early in the game and I remember her being excited about it. The screen flashed SPARE and it just spoke to me. A lot of my spare time over the past 8 years has been occupied pursuing photography and other creative outlets and now having our own spot, I feel like it's become the accumulation of many years of tinkering. I thought the name sounded cool and it just made sense.

S: Where can people book an appointment?
J: My barber bookings will take place online at www.sparestudio.resurva.com.
Photography clients can book studio portrait sessions by reaching out to me on
Instagram. Our wedding photography business, and Kathleen’s boudoir
photography business have individual websites where you can make a booking
request online.
Witness Wedding & Lifestyle Photography: www.weddingsbywitness.com
The Guestroom: www.theguestroomsessions.com

S: Any final words or thank yous?
J: Shout out to everyone who has supported me over the years. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to serve you.

Follow Jared on Instagram at @ivoryorphan

Frozen Missisqui Bay Whiteout on the border of Quebec & Vermont by Sean Berrigan

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I’ve never walked on a frozen body of water of this size before. We were in Quebec over the holidays and managed to slip away from the city for a couple days to a cottage on the Missisqui Bay located on border of Quebec & Vermont. We wanted to check out the frozen bay and went for a quick walk that turned into a whiteout adventure within 5 minutes. Luckily we ended up timing our walk right around golden hour which wasn’t really visible due to the overcast weather. Within a few minutes the whole bay was engulfed with snow and wind. The overcast skies eventually shifted into this stunning warm peach cotton candy colours cascading over the snowy tundra which made for an incredible backdrop for photos. We eventually found our way back and warmed up at the cottage surrounding a blazing fireplace for dinner.