Sometimes the concrete jungle we live in becomes too much and you need to just slow down and chill out by some plants. Allan Gardens is such a place, located in downtown Toronto where you can walk in a door and feel like your in some amazonian jungle dome and almost be guaranteed that there will be photo-worthy light and backdrops anytime you show up. We stopped in for a quick walk-through the other day to grab some peaceful, green creative vibes with our homie Brennan Michael, who also takes major inspiration from botanicals for his personal fragrance line Memory 01. No matter how many times you visit Allan Gardens, every time it feels slightly new and different. You notice something new every time.
A long time friend of mine Singer/Rapper/Songwriter Dante Leon, was in town and reached out to link up and shoot some press photos for his new single "Desperately". We took a stroll through the Distillery District here in downtown Toronto and scoped out as much nice light as possible before it disappeared. After finishing up in the distillery, we popped over to this sweet soft pink building in our neighbourhood in Parkdale. You can check out the single on most streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, Soundcloud.
Listen on Soundcloud HERE
Here's an article on Noisey.
Just had a great looking pineapple so naturally it needed to be photographed.