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Last festival of the summer…CITYFOLK

Oh man!  I love Cityfolk, just a great chill vibe, laid back, a bit on the smaller side of the festival scene.

Gotta love the location. I for one am lovin’ the new Lansdowne with the farmers markets, restaurants, shops and walk-ability, oh and so close to the Glebe.

This year the fest had great weather most days but it was rather moist on the Saturday… depending how you look at it. I did skip out on the Saturday…enough on my ranting…let’s get to it.

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The Week Days

Happy Saturday!

Here we are, only 2 days left.  Been a blast, always a great time at ‘Bluesfest’.  So we got the Tuesday, Wednesday and the Thursday here…

Make sure you head over to Majic 100 and New Country 94 for more images.  For more in-depth RBC Bluesfest coverage and MORE photos be sure to check out Soundcheck Ent.

Check them on all you fave social media and check the websites

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First 4 Days of RBC Bluesfest

Technically it is the first 5, but the Jack U was added after and well I decided to skip the EDM.

After a couple of beautiful days at #RBCBluesfest2015 and that wicked warmth, a rest is alright today.  This year I am lucky enough to be cover the festival for Bell Media once again, you will be able to check those iamges out on their social media and website …with that said they may pop up in other places.  Some of the pages you wanna check out are New Country 94, Majic 100, 540 CFRA and CTV.

As well this year I will be cover loads off shows for the killer music e-zine…SOUNDCHECK Entertaiment…so much more then a blog.  Make sure you check out, these are the guys bringing you Capital Country Fest.Here are a couple of my faves and please check out those that employ me and give them a like, and like them photos.  It really does help.

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RBC Bluesfest Photo Exhibit

Happy Friday,

Well the last couple days, bit of a daunting task to pull out my 3-4 favorite Bluesfest images for a Photo Exhibit starting May 3rd at OH SO GOOD! Gonna be a great music photography exhibit with another 11 photographers that have years of experience and some mad concert photography skills.  I am looking forward to seeing this photography.  Make sure your their at the opening May 3rd  from 2-5 at Oh So Good in Westboro.  If you like music and/or photography be a great 3hours.  Please come by say ‘Hi’ and come meet some of these amazingly talented Ottawa photographers.

So the last few weeks been trying to sort thru the files and find a couple that I am hoping you all wanna see in print.

It was certainly a walk down memory lane. These are some of my faves, ones I have shared some never shared. I did include the Sam Roberts image that won me the TalentHouse competition to shoot Soundgarden.

All these are digital files from either the Nikon D70, D200, D700 and the D800 with a variiety of lens bu the go to here looks like either to 80-200mm f2.8 or the 70-200 VRII f2.8

For this time I didn’t go back to the box of negatives to did out Smokey Robinson to Sting, maybe next time.

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An evening with Alan Doyle

Great show Saturday night at Centrepointe Theatre  Alan Doyle! I got to be there and photograph it with amazing freedom that I don’t normally have.. Can’t wait to share. The B&W is Alan roaming the halls getting in the ‘zone’. Packed house, everyone was up dancing and he wowed the crowed for over 2 hrs . Then as a gracious host, he hung out with those that waited till after midnight, signing, chatting and get his pic taken.

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More of my favourites… part deux

Thanks for clicking over, been a busy year, a really fun year. Thanks for being part of it.  Maybe you’ve seen these, maybe some, maybe all, or none.  Thought I’d single out a few that really meant a lot for various reason for me, be it where it was printed, the shoot itself,  to the time surrounding it.  I hope you enjoy.

Thank you all for giving me another year doing what I do.

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Some of my favourites from 2014

Happy Friday!

Another year over…well almost.   That time of year to recap what has been. Truthfully I should be processing not reminiscing about that past 12 months, but it is still early in the day, lots of time to get it all done.

I wanted to take some time and share a few of my favorite images that I got to be part of from this past year…2014.

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Kira, Autumn Hill & Rory

Hey All,

Just thought I’d share a bunch of images from Kira Isabella’s  THE SHAKE IT TOUR that stopped in at Algonquin the other night . I was covering the show for NEW COUNTRY 94.
Make sure to check out their Facebook page the night after those country shows.  Make sure to head over to New Country’s Facebook page for some Eric Church, Dwight Yokam & Brandy Clark photos we shot as well.
I’ll be covering lots of country shows that come to town and you’ll be able to see the images on New Country‘s page or The New Star 96 Facebook pages. For updates, behind the scenes, and who knows what, follow along on my Facebook page; Sean Sisk Photography.

Some cool news coming up soon. In the mean time see ya all at Tim Hicks, Randy Houser & Dierks Bentley on December 2nd.

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Black and White: 5 Day Black & White Challenge

I was recently nominated by a couple of my friends Sandy Sharkey & John Rowlands to take part in the 5 Day Black & White Challenge.  Quite simply, post a new black and white photo every day and then nominate someone else to do the same thing.  The “rules” were pretty loose, no need to have shot the photo that day for example.  I ended up sharing a mixture of older photos, and photos that I hadn’t previously gotten around to processing.

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Last night…of Folkfest ’13

Canadian Legend GORDON LIGHTFOOT in 45 seconds.  One of the crazy parts to being a concert photographer is what amount of time we are allowed to shoot…ask me my Etta James story.  Some artist it is 2 songs maybe one song.  Generally it is 3 songs.  The amount of time we are allowed to shoot to who can shoot a show is dependent on so many things, the artist themselves, the management company, the booker, the venue, to the festival organizers.   Some acts there are just to many photographers in the ‘pit’ so they limited  the time,numbers etc…whatever it was last night I am glad I got my 45 seconds. A few for now of  Mr. Gordon Lightfoot, as you probably image  in  45 seconds the shots might have a bit of a similar look.

Canadian  Music Legend Gordon Lightfoot

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Folkfest – Day 2

Happy Friday!  Welcome to my new way of sharing my most recent work with ya’ll. (I hate doing this so you know, but it is the way of the world. Changes you know, copyright, Facebook etc, that is why we are here.)

First day shooting at FOLKFEST, it’s the first time I’ve shot Folkfest at the new location. I think the last show I shot at Folkfest was Arlo Guthrie at Britannia.
As amazing time hanging with The Claytones, amazing band & amazing people in the band. Followed the night up with some PACK A.D on the CUPE stage from Vancouver.
Colin Meloy was on next over on the Ravenlaw Stage. Then we had some Vampire Weekend.

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