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Kirk Talent Agency & Noah Morse Loft/Gallery featured in Gray Magazine

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Just thought I would share two really cool spaces that I shot recently, both of which boast local art, something that I feel that Vancouver is starting to recognize and both take residence in historical buildings. First off, Kirk Talent Agency, featured in Gray Magazine The space was designed by Shannon Powell you can see the whole issue {HERE}, be sure to check out another space I shot for the same issue, the airy loft of Noah Morse which includes an artist's gallery for exhibitions, Zoe Pawlak featured here. Two very cool spaces! Possibly cooler than me. Have a great week everyone. KIRK TALENT AGENCY

Kirk Talent 3 Tracey Ayton PhotographyPainting by David Burns

Kirk Talent 2 Tracey Ayton PhotographyPhoto on wall by Rob Daly

Kirk Talent 6 Tracey Ayton Photography

Kirk Talent 5 Tracey Ayton Photography

Kirk Talent 7 Tracey Ayton Photography

NOAH MORSE LOFT

Noah Morse Loft 7 Tracey Ayton Photography

All art painted by Noah Morse except for gallery.

Noah Morse Loft 2 Tracey Ayton Photography

Noah Morse Loft 6 Tracey Ayton Photography

Noah Morse Loft 4 Tracey Ayton Photography

Noah More Loft 3 Tracey Ayton Photography

Noah Morse Loft 5 Tracey Ayton Photography

Noah Morse Loft 8 Tracey Ayton Photography

Gallery space, paintings/sculpture by Zoe Pawlak

Noah Morse Loft 8 Tracey Ayton Photography

Furry Mood Enhancers

I have to confess .... I love the smell of my dog's paws. I know right? ..... Call me whatever you want (a tad crazy) but it's true, they smell like popcorn. Over the last little while, I've had a few shoots that happen to involve places of business that allowed their pet dogs to roam about. I just loved having a furry friend circle me as I shot.

Some studies are being done on bringing specially trained animals into clinical settings, which is happening in more and more hospitals and nursing homes. One of the biggest advantages of letting patients interact with animals in such places appears to be improved mood and reduced anxiety.

First off we have Scout in whom was wandering around the show room at Cantu Bathrooms, it wasn't my idea to put him in the bath!

Then while shooting at Noise Digital, I met Teddy.

Tom & Brent over at Southlands Nursery have an older dog named Corona. They ended up proud owners of this guy after his original owners sold the home to Tom & Brent and didn't want to take Corona with them. When I was shooting at the nursery, Corona was there but is frightened of the camera as you can see from these pictures. We think he might have been slightly abused by his previous owners. At least he's in good hands now.

Then there's Kylie who hangs with Ross over at Livingspace.

Samson belongs to Claudine over at Bioethique and I can't say he hangs out all day at the day spa but for the shoot he joined in for some rumpus.

Have a great week!!

Livingspace in House & Home

I recently did a shoot for Canadian House & Home featuring Livingspace for The Style Files in their current Feburary issue. An incredible 20,000-square-foot space located in "The Armoury district", the once bakery, then printing press building was recently renovated with help from local architect Omer Arbel. No words can describe how stunning this high end furniture store really is. If you get a chance, go visit..... there's nothing else quite like it! I met Livingspace owner, Ross Bonetti at the IDS Show last fall and gave him a hard time as to when Livingspace would be open and ready ..... It seemed like FOREVER to finally open it's doors but when Livingspace was open to the public, you knew it was worth the wait.

The highlight of my day?? Ross casually baked up a quick batch of pastries in one of the three stunning Arclinea kitchens for his staff and myself to enjoy.

Kiley, Ross's sidekick, checking me out from the Omer Arbel designed, crazy, crooked, floating, exterior staircase of the building. Have a fabulous week everyone!