In 2016, Hillside Festival received the award for Best Green Operations Festival from Canadian Music Week. We’ve received the Festival and Events Ontario for Best Greening of a Festival from 2008 to 2016, and in 2014, Hillside was give the Honour Roll Award from Grand River Conservation Authority for “a sustained record of achievement over an extended period of time.” Long ago–in the 80s–we made a commitment to continue greening initiatives on site. Each initiative is designed to keep the earth green and clean and to include as many people as possible—not just Hillside patrons, but all users of the park for generations to come.
I shoot live music performances and concerts. I love the excitement of entering a venue, knowing that I’ll be photographing a concert and enjoying the energy of the crowd. There’s nothing like being in a venue and looking at the expressions on the faces of people who are all transfixed by the talent onstage. I shoot about 120 shows each year, averaging 2 bands per show, as well as several all-day and weekend festivals in and around Southern Ontario. From the large venues to very small ones, bright lights or barely lit stages, I hope that my photos capture the enjoyment the artists have in doing what they love to do.