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Philip Beesley for Holo Magazine © Erika Jacobs
This post has been a long time coming. Sceen Magazine editor Alexander Scholz  contacted me back in 2011 to photograph Toronto architect Philip Beesley in his home office. Since then, Sceen Magazine has become Holo Magazine, Philip Beesley Architect has moved to a much larger work space (so we re-shot), and Alexander has moved from Germany to Toronto, back to Germany, and now to New York. Phew. All of these changes have been labours of love, and I’m privileged to have my photographs featured in Holo Magazine‘s inaugural issue.

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Back in February I had the opportunity to travel to Nashville with Kraft Canada to photograph one of their off-site events. The team at Kraft is one of the nicest groups of people, and it’s always a pleasure working with them. The event was held in a weird/magical bio-dome called The Gaylord Opryland Hotel; a 9-acre compound of hotels, restaurants, and shops all under one large glass roof. They also have a an indoor river. Of course.

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I recently traveled to Thailand; on my way home I had a 14 hour stopover overnight in the Hong Kong Airport. It’s kind of a surreal feeling, spending so much time in transit, in limbo between the place you left and the place you belong. My two favourite discoveries that night were these beautiful coins and this fantastic magazine. I boarded my flight for Toronto as the sun came up over the mountains.

 


Georgia Dickie is a Toronto-based sculptor who works with found materials. Georgia’s an incredibly generous and creative person. She’s also very patient and let me photograph her and her spaces not once, but three times (!) for Towards. These are just a few shots that didn’t make the final cut. You can see the full feature here.