There is a trail that runs from Windsor to the Quebec border. In August, I worked with the Waterfront Regeneration Trust – a not-for-profit organization that helps complete, expand and enhance the Waterfront Trail – to photograph their annual trail ride. This year’s ride spanned five days and the 300km between Brighton and Cornwall; it also included a lot of camping, sunscreen, coffee, and neon hats. Besides the challenge of a five-day shoot working out of a car, what I love about this trip is the opportunity to explore some of Ontario’s smaller communities. (Last year‘s great find was the Bayside Brewing Co. in Erieau, this year it was the Boboli Cafe in Brockville.)

To get a sense of what the ride was like, you can view more photographs HERE.

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Special shout-out to my father for being my precision driver and second shooter! (Thanks, Dad.)


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.