Leigh Righton, Musician, Photography

Squamish Fest- Georgia Straight Cover

Behind the scenes of the cover shoot for this week’s Georgia Straight. Featured are local musicians playing the upcoming Squamish Festival, Louise Burns, Sleepy Tom, My Gay Husband, Cityreal, and Rykka.

Check out the feature in print or online HERE.

Thanks as always to the Georgia Straight for the fun gig. Big thanks for Vicky Canning for the behind the scenes photos and to Brock McFarlane who often takes time to assist me on shoots when his real job is mastering music. Appreciation to everyone for making this come together so seamlessly.

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Cover shot outtake.

Cover shot outtake.

 

BTS photo by: Victoria Canning

BTS photo by: Victoria Canning

 

BTS photo by: Victoria Canning

BTS photo by: Victoria Canning


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Fake Shark Real Zombie! – Georgia Straight Cover

Today is an exciting day- My friendship and history with Fake Shark Real Zombie runs deep, and to say I am really proud of Kevvy and the band would be an understatement.  Sitting like kings on the cover of the Georgia Straight this week, is the very deserving Fake Shark Real Zombie, with a feature story that’s hard to put down until the end.  When I found out that I was shooting the cover, I was so excited to get them back in front of my lens again.  In the early FSRZ years we did many o’shoots and I had them doing all kinds of crazy things for me while I was carving out my own creative path. This shoot was much simpler but a wonderful throw-back (for me) to those times, but it also gave me a wonderful feeling of excitement and fresh phases of life and career.  Thank you my buddies for the great shoot and the Straight for bringing me on board!

Read the article HERE

 

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Some silly behind the scenes…

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Georgia Straight Cover – Veda Hille

First post of 2012!  This year has started with a bang, I’ve been busy busy with loads of projects on the go and exciting plans on the horizon.  I’ll start my year of blogging with sharing this week’s Georgia Straight cover I photographed of Veda Hille.

She and Bill Richardson (CBC Radio Host & Author) have paired up for a performance I personally cannot wait to check out at Vancouver’s Push Festival this year.  It’s called Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata.  I was lucky enough to get a little teaser of the performance while I was photographing Veda at her piano, and I have to admit it was difficult to keep my camera steady while I was giggling through her lyrics.

I highly recommend seeing this show if you spend any time on Craigslist, or even if you don’t!  Check out the interview and article HERE, or pick up a copy this week!

 

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Holiday Pant – Mavi Jeans – Georgia Straight

In this week’s Georgia Straight I did a shoot for the Style section on a piece by Sarah Rowland about the holiday pant.  On the session I had the pleasure of working with the talented stylings of Patricia Lagmay of THEY Reps and the beautiful model Sari Mercer.

Check out the article online HERE or pick up a copy in print this week!  Below are some behind the scenes and alternate images from the session.

Diane von Furstenberg jacket, Vince top, and Dannijo bracelet all from Holt Renfrew Mavi Alexa jeans BCBGMaxAzria necklace, ring, cuff, clutch, and heels

Diane von Furstenberg jacket, Vince top, and Dannijo bracelet all from Holt Renfrew Mavi Alexa jeans BCBGMaxAzria necklace, ring, cuff, clutch, and heels

Rodarte for Opening Ceremony cardigan, Vince top, and Dannijo necklace all from Holt Renfrew Mavi Alexa jeans BCBGMaxAzria ring, cuff, clutch, and heels

Rodarte for Opening Ceremony cardigan, Vince top, and Dannijo necklace all from Holt Renfrew Mavi Alexa jeans BCBGMaxAzria ring, cuff, clutch, and heels

Behind the scenes touch up's, Sari Mercer and Patricia Lagmay

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Dan Mangan – Georgia Straight Cover

Last Thursday, after returning from a morning shoot, I received an email from the Georgia Straight asking if I was available to photograph the cover the following day for the upcoming issue.  I was excited at the opportunity to work with Dan Mangan who would be the main feature of the the magazine and my collaborator and subject.

After I finished up at my first shoot of the day, I rushed back to my space to set up and get ready for the cover shoot.  I generally spend a lot of time in pre production on these kinds of sessions, but had very little time so when Dan showed up with the penguin he was willing to share the photo shoot with, I was pretty pumped.

We started out with an outdoor wander where we tried a few shots, but the light wasn’t magical yet, so we went back into the studio and played around with the penguin and various set-up’s.  Once the light outside hit that magical Vancouver hour, we set out again to peruse the hood.  We stumbled upon a house that had an incredible yard full of cool old bikes and random “things”  and which made for a perfect backdrop.  We walked up to the front door and the guy on the porch (who I almost didn’t see) said we could “go for it”.  So we took a few shots, one has accompanied the article.  CLICK HERE.

If you’re in Vancouver, go pick up a copy!  Great article on Dan Mangan and if you check out the link to the online post there’s a great video interview.

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Summer Live – Georgia Straight

Over the long weekend I was working on a shot for the Georgia Straight that featured Ryan Guldemond of Mother Mother, Kyprios, and Andrea Lo of the Belle Game.  These three are all a part of the Summer Live 125 concert in Stanley Park, check out the full article in print or online in the Georgia Straight!

Ryan, Kyprios and Andrea - Georgia Straight Photo by Leigh Righton

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