— Dean Casavechia – Observer | Story Teller | Photographer



Recently I had the chance to create some images at the Atlantic Pole Fitness Championships here in Halifax. It is somewhat of a new event but very entertaining to watch and all the contestants did an amazing job. They were very nice to let me back stage to take photos. I am also trying out a new image storytelling site called Exposure which displays your photos and text in mini-web site / blog style. You can check out the end result here at this link.

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This week I was on an assignment in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Here are a few shots I grabbed with my iPhone along the way. You can follow me on Instagram by clicking here

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Over the past two years I have seen a big increase in the amount of lifestyle images I have been hired to do. My storytelling approach makes this a great fit for me. To me it’s always about capturing a story whether it’s one portrait or a whole day of actives for something like tourism related shoot. I enjoy capturing un-staged moments and the challenge of predicting spontaneous moments that happen. On the east coast of Canada we get 4 very distinct seasons, from piles of snow to hot summer days and you get use to working in all types of conditions. I have a few lifestyle shoots on over the summer months and I’m looking forward to create something new. Above are a few images I have captured over the past year or so. If you are thinking about having some lifestyle images created but are not sure where to start, drop me a line.

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I’m not a big iPhone photographer but very often it is all I have on me at the time. I recently adopted a 4 month old puppy and there has been lots of walking. So my Instagram account has been seeing a little more action then normal. New followers are always welcomed My Instagram account

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I have been working on a series of images of the city of Halifax for Destination Halifax. They recently launched their new web site which features a number of my images. It has been great working with them on this series.

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A couple months ago I created some images for the Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA). Originally a two day shoot we managed to get all the images done in one day. I was happy with the outcome, all the images ended up running full page. Annual reports are great because I often get to tell a story about a company which is a key element in my personal work. Always great when I get to bring part of the style of my personal work into my client work. HIAA is always very organized and along with the agencies help I think everything came together nicely.

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Many of the jobs I do I can’t release the work until the client does, sometimes that can be months. So long that I often forget I produced the images. Back in the fall of 2013 I did some images for Animal Planet for a show called the Beaver Brothers. The location was well of the beaten path and we took 4 wheelers into the woods from there. At times I was up to my waist in cold river water taking photos. The cast and crew were really great and I managed to get some great shots before it started to rain.

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I have been working on a series of images for a client this winter and the past week or more we have been having some great snow. The kind of snow that stays on the trees and it’s just cold enough for it to stay on the ground. I have also been taking this chance to play around with some video, I have been using gopro cameras to get more interesting angles that I just can get easily with my dslr. Here is just a rough cut of some video I did along with these series of images on the weekend.

Winter in Halifax, Nova Scotia from Dean Casavechia on Vimeo.

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This December I have had some time to get out and do some personal work. One of the projects I am working on involves Harness Racing in Truro, Nova Scotia. The track has been around for 138 years and it is an amazing setting for photos. Only 2 more weekends of races for this season, but they use to race year round. I plan to return maybe 3 or 4 more times before the season ends. You can see some of the images in this gallery. I’m still adding and removing photos as I go, the final images will get a link off my main web site when I’m done.

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Great waves today from Dean Casavechia on Vimeo.

It has been a busy end to the summer. Just wrapped a large project doing a series of landscapes for a client. As well I had the chance to work with some wild animals for another client, more updates after those images are published.
Fall is an amazing time for photos here on the east coast, storms traveling up the coast give us these amazing waves. I recently got up before down and headed down to work on a series of images that will be used as framed prints. It focuses on the colors and textures of the east coast, beaches, beach grass and waves. I have been working on this project for about two years now.

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