September 2012

I had such a great learning experience shooting for The Canadian Press and I’ve been so psyched to have been given the opportunity as part of the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award.

Shooting for a wire for six weeks has been a really good challenge. So I’d share a few new pics with you fine folks out there!

BASEBALL!

Toronto Blue Jays’ catcher Jeff Mathis collides with Tampa Bay Rays’ shortstop Elliot Johnson as he tags him out in the ninth inning of MLB American league baseball action on Friday, August 31, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

B.J. Upton of the Tampa Bay Rays safely steals second as Adeiny Hechavarria of the Toronto Blue Jay drops the ball in seventh inning of the MLB American league baseball action in Toronto on Saturday, September 1, 2012. The Jays lost 5-4 against Rays. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Omar Vizquel of the Toronto Blue Jays is tagged out at home as he collides with catcher Jose Molina of the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning of MLB American league baseball action in Toronto on Saturday, September 1, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

I’D LIKE TO TITLE THIS POST:  “People Really Feelin’ Like Striking Awesomely Bizarre Poses for Me Lately/I Survived Toronto International Film Festival/ A Taste of the Two-Minute Portrait Circuit”

Actor Pierce Brosnan throws a curtain over him as he poses for a photo to promote the movie “Love is All You Need” at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Actress Elaine Stritch sports stockings and her favourite slippers as she poses for a photo to promote the documentary “Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky”  during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Tuesday Sept. 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Actress Elaine Stritch poses for a photograph for the documentary “Show Stopper: The Theatrical Life of Garth Drabinsky” during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Tuesday Sept. 11, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Canadian Comedian Paul Shaffer, best known as David Letterman’s sidekick, poses for a photo in Toronto on Thursday, September 20, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Jay Ferguson, left, and Chris Murphy, right, of Toronto-based rock band Sloan pose for a photo in their Toronto rehearsal space on Thursday, August 16, 2012. In September the band will be embarking  on a tour celebrating their earlier album, “Twice Removed”.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Actor Benjamin Bratt poses for a photo to promote the new movie “The Lesser Blessed” at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Actress Evelyne Brochu poses for a photo to promote the movie “Inch’Allah” at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Marylynne Stella, left, and her husband Brad Stella, right, from the country-pop duet The Stellas, pose for a photo in Claremont, Ontario on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. The couple have been nominated for three 2012 Canadian Country Music Association Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Kimberly Rivera, the first female American Iraq war resister to come to Canada, poses for a photo with her children Katie, 2, centre, and Gabriel, 1, right,  in her Toronto home on Thursday, August 30, 2012 after she was told by the Canada Border Services Agency that she must return to the United States. The wife and mother of four young children, who has lived in the country since 2007, must leave Canada by September 20, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

A portrait of the late Federal NDP Leader Jack Layton is drawn in chalk at a memorial to mark the one year anniversary of his passing in Toronto on Wednesday, August 22, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Children make like birds as they ride the giant swing set at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Annaleise Carr is embraced after she officially finished her record breaking overnight Lake Ontario swim from Niagara-on-the-lake to Toronto on Sunday August 19, 2012. The 14-year-old is the youngest swimmer to cross Lake Ontario and has raised well above her fundraising goal to help Camp Trillium, a camp for children with cancer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

People wearing sheep masks and suits line up before heading into the subway station during a film shoot in Toronto on Friday, August 24, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

A supporter of the Russian female punk band “Pussy Riot” is reflected off a wall as he wears a mask mimicking the group’s distinctive coloured balaclavas at a protest outside the Russian consulate in Toronto on Friday, August 17, 2012. Three band members received a two year sentence for hooliganism motivated by religious hatred following their anti-Kremlin protest at a church. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

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