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Back in May I wrote a blog about Dr. Anthony Galea and being privileged to photograph him for the TEDxIUM event, the theme being “Small is the new Big.” The event was held in Monaco on June 6th and at the beginning of September the talk was released to North American audiences.

Dr. Galea Talking

Dr. Galea is a renowned sports medicine doctor and is the Founder and Medical Director of the Institute of Sports Medicine Health & Wellness Center. He has been a sports medicine doctor at the Olympics, team physician for the Toronto Argonauts and a consultant and sports medicine doctor for numerous high profile athletes such as Tie Domi, Jamal Lewis, Alex Rodriguez and Tiger Woods. He is listed as being among the top 2% of sports physicians in the world.

During his discussion, Dr. Galea speaks about the basic principles in regenerative medicine. He shows how our bodies can be used to produce its own medication in healing common sport medicine related injuries.

Dr. Galea gave an amazing talk this year at TEDxIUM. I am pleased to see such an accomplished Canadian doctor featured on TED Talks and recognized for all of his medical achievements.

To view Dr. Galea’s TEDxIUM talk, you can click on the link provided or visit the TEDxIUM Facebook page.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trq-sJfiCKw

I am proud to announce that I have received the first place award in the professional celebrity category for Photo District News’ contest, Faces. The winning image, photographed for LEO magazine, is of world renowned Canadian chef and recording artist, Roger Mooking.

Mooking began his career in the 90’s and is best known for his band “Bass is Base” where he produced three hit albums and then went on to a solo career where he released two more hit albums. He is now the successful host of two hit television shows, “Heat Seekers”, and “Man Fire Food”.

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The inspiration behind the image came from Roger’s love of music. He is a supporter of the revival of classic vinyl and the Motown days. It was through this that I found inspiration to create the atmosphere within this portrait.

I would like to express my gratitude to the judges, Natalie Matutschovsky from Time magazine, Chris Dixon from Vanity Fair, Annie Chia from Fast Company, Christina Whalen from Grey New York and Dalia Nassimi from Wired UK. I would also like to thank Peter Mazzotta and Roger for embracing the idea with such willingness.

The winning photograph will be appearing in the September issue of Photo District News. You can view the other entries online by clicking on the following link and scroll over to the celebrity category to view our image.

http://www.facesphotocontest.com/gallery/2014/

During Italian Heritage month I had the privilege of being part of and hosting Salone di Cultura: Arts Now in my studio, boxcarstudio.ca. This event was created by a good friend, the very talented singer Daniela Nardi, to celebrate the Italian arts and culture.

 

The evening opened with delicious dishes created by renowned chef Massimo Bruno that were inspired by the regional foods of Italy. Afterwards I presented and discussed some of my photographic work as well as my own Italian heritage and how it has inspired me throughout my career. I showcased some pieces from Viso, Deteriorarsi/Disrepair and Auxilia all of which can be found on my fine art website rinonoto.com.

 

Video and Photography by Greg King

 

Daniela wrapped up the evening with a wonderful performance with her band Espresso Manifesto, performing songs from her celebrated CD The Songs of Paolo Conte. An already magical evening was brought to an even more heightened level when she performed her rendition of “Nina” accompanied by her husband Ron Davis on keyboard.

 

Maria Piacente, V.P. of Exhibition and Events at Lord Cultural Resources was the moderator. Her introduction touched upon many issues involving the arts in Canada. Her insights on our Nations potential to be a world leader in the arts was up lifting. The audience was clearly engaged and applauded when she spoke of the need for more support from all levels of government and the private sector. Maria also led a Q&A session after both my presentation and Daniela’s performance.

 

Video and Photography by Greg King

 

The guests left with a complimentary swag bag that consisted of a limited edition print from my series Auxilia, Daniela’s CD, Barocco coffee and Leo Magazines.

We are very proud to have had the privilege of photographing Dr. Anthony Galea for the TEDxIUM event in Monaco. “Small is the new Big” is the theme for this event that will be held on June 06. Dr.Galea will be speaking about how he sees future advancements in the medical field.

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Dr. Galea is a renowned sports medicine doctor and is the Founder and Medical Director of the Institute of Sports Medicine Health & Wellness Center. He has been a sports medicine doctor at the Olympics, team physician for the Toronto Argonauts and a consultant and sports medicine doctor for numerous high profile athletes such as Tie Domi, Jamal Lewis, Alex Rodriguez and Tiger Woods. He is listed as being among the top 2% of sports physicians in the world and are pleased to see such an accomplished Canadian doctor featured on TED Talks and recognized for all of his medical achievements.

A few years ago Dr. Galea saw my portrait of Umberto Eco and in seeing that photo he said he was enamored with how I captured Eco’s personality.  After reviewing other images from that series he decided that I would be the person he would choose to photograph him and this turned out to be the right occasion.

 

Its been a while since the last time we dug into The Vault. For this entry I wanted to go back and take a look at some contact sheets from large format film. I found images I shot in 1995 of the very beautiful Libby who was with Ford Models.

Libby; wearing a Maritimes fisherman’s rain coat given to me by the cast of “This Hour Has 22 Minutes”

 

I shot this with my huge bad boy 5x7inch Linhof Technica camera. Impressive detail from this size negative even on the contact sheet. I used Kodak Tri-x film and probably used HC-110 to develop it. I have no idea how many megapixels it would be?! It could be hundreds, even thousands! Who knows?!

5×7 inch Linhof Technica Camera

 

I’m hoping to take this puppy out on location this summer and shoot some more personal work.

 

#93119 B&W of Farley Mowatt

 

It saddens me to hear that Canada has lost one of its greats, Farley Mowat.

I had the opportunity to photograph Farley and I will be forever grateful for the time spent with this colourful and charismatic being. His writing has touched countless people around the world and he has set the foundation for many lives and experiences through his words.

Hearing his engaging first hand counts of his fantastic tales was a once in a lifetime experience and I will never forget our encounter. Mr. Mowat  will be greatly missed.

Earlier this year, I submitted a photo of Canadian author Andrew Pyper to the Creative Quarterly Magazine CQ32 Photography Contest. I am pleased to announce that Creative Quarterly have chosen my image as one of the winners to appear in the Fall Edition magazine.

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 Inspired by his mysterious thriller novels, the goal was to capture a haunting mood and atmosphere. I would like to express my gratitude to Quill & Quire magazine, the art director, Tim Davin, the Man of Mystery himself, Andrew Pyper and Creative Quarterly magazine.The magazine is now available at fine book retailers.

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THE VAULT 09/13

Rino-Noto-The-Vault-0015-03I cannot begin to express my gratitude towards Dominique Ortiz for creating an atmosphere in which creativity and friendship would flourish.  Traveling to stunning locations around the world  has given us the opportunity to capture her brilliant fashion in situations that reflect both her inspiration and her artistry. This particular photoshoot had us shooting in Mexico for the Spring/Summer of 2001 catalogue.

We arrived in Colima and shot for 10 days over the course of 2 weeks. Everyone we worked with were extremely helpful and the whole experience was phenomenal.

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Clothing styled by Peter Papapetrou with Hair and makeup by Kenny Lee.

We recently have been receiving a good response from Europe on our exhibit Deteriorarsi/Disrepair.

Since Deteriorarsi/Disrepair’s debut at Spazio Del’Arte Gallery, a broad range of interpretations and insights on the narrative of these twelve Miss Universe contestants have arose.

 

 

 

Artistic Director Sten Eirik, writer/Editor Mare Britton and Artist/Curator Jill Genser share their thoughts on a few of the pieces.

Last year at this time, I needed a distraction so I went to Caribana, Toronto’s Caribbean Festival.  I thought I’d post some of the photos I took that day.  So much was going on with me personally, with my father being in the hospital in palliative care, my emotions were running high and I needed a creative release.

Despite all the pageantry I seemed to focus on the relationships that exist among this community and in particular among friends.


Unknowingly, these images may show how people were able to put aside, for a brief moment, all their differences and realities of life and some how escape, embracing the fact that they were so exposed both physically and emotionally. As I also escaped my reality.

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