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From Board Rooms to Burning Buildings...

So this summer has been busy to say the least...but that just makes it an exciting one!

Gary just got back recently from an assignment in Ontario, covering GoldCorp's 2018 Mine Rescue Summit. This was nerdy Gary's dream gig as he got to bring in all of his past experience with high angle rescue, fall protection and love of knot tying from his Communication tower building, and safety lead days. 

Mine rescue teams from every Goldcorp operation were brought together for a week of intensive training and the GBP team got to create both 'in action' and environmental portraits of the whole experience.  Emergency scenarios included everything from first aid, to high angle rope rescue, low visibility search and rescue, confined space rescue, firefighting, train derailment, aircraft extrication, and underground mine rescue! Again...nerdy Gary was stoked....

It was such a diverse assignment, as Gary's style of 'on site', documentary style work definitely involves getting as up and close as he can to the action. This meant he took the opportunity to renew some safety certifications like fall protection before heading out, and that he had to work very closely with the extremely strict safety protocols that were in place. 

In addition, our awesome drone pilot, Mike Code of Burning Grouse Productions, came along so that they were also able to get vantage points that would have been impossible from the ground in a safe way, which allowed for some really unique shots!

Then there was the battle of the 30 degree humid Ontario heat to work in while they were photographing rescue scenarios in front of 30 foot tall flames...

Needless to say, one of Gary's favourite assignments as of late. As our whole business is centred around photographing people and organizations at work, we are so lucky that we get to experience quite a variety of assignments throughout our year. From board rooms, to burning buildings...it's always an adventure, and we wouldn't have it any other way!

 

 

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A New Year, A New Look!

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A New Year, A New Look!

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Considering it’s New Year’s day and all, we thought today would be the perfect time to not only reflect on some of our favourite work from last year, but also to go and brush our shoulders off, and start off 2014 fresh with our new look!

Why the need for a new look and new(ish) name? Well because over the past few years, and especially over 2013, we’ve been expanding our business and growing into more than ‘just’ a photography company.  We have started to shoot primarily commercial, editorial and creative work, we do a lot of art direction and marketing planning with clients, and last year was the year we also really got into the videography market…so we figured since our skill set, and our company goals and ambitions are growing and evolving, we should probably make sure our look matches that movement…

But don’t fret, we are still the same trifecta of business runnin’, assignment crushin’ energy as before (and yes i’m talking about Gary, me (Bri) and our Newfounlander Bill Murray, and yes I also pictured myself saying that in a weird accent).

We’ve got a lot of exciting new adventures ahead of us in 2014, but we also know the importance of reflecting back to what got us here…so here’s a few of our favourite assignments from 2013…

You can also check out our new site: www.gbpcreative.ca and take a look around! 

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