a daydreamer from toronto // presets, prints, edit tips:
I’m slowly crawling out of a nasty creative rut that’s lasted since probably the summer. There was a time when I’d spend sunrise to sunset on photoshop with music being my only distraction. Maybe that doesn’t sound healthy- but I fell into the ‘flow state’ for like two weeks straight and the hours just flew by. It’s been a couple years since I was able to tap into that energy, but recently i’ve been re-learning how to unplug from life and just immerse myself in my own world for a bit. It’s starting to come back to me and that’s an amazing feeling.
Normal white balance is overrated
let’s fall in love, one more time
Summer nights with you - Scrapped commission. Mostly due to poor timing. I’m a bit gutted because I was genuinely excited about the project. But such is life. Hope you enjoy it. ☺️
This past week has been unforgettable. I was invited by @oppo to join a handful of insanely talented creators in Finland to showcase the power of the Reno 2 cameras. Last night we drove toward Sweden in a last-minute attempt to catch the northern lights before our flights this morning. This photoset was shot using Ultra Dark Mode on the #OppoReno2 - and it's crazy to think this phone was able to capture so much detail under nothing but moonlight.
I fell in love with winter when I shot the snowfall in Toronto for the first time. It was mesmerizing. Even though snow is so soft and delicate, everyone in the city would be hibernating in their apartments, leaving you to explore the normally crowded streets in total solitude. After that experience, it made me super excited every time the snow would fly. I particularly love that moment of seeing untouched snow covering the ground & all the branches of the trees outside your window. Unfortunately where I live, that moment never lasts long. So I’m here in Finland with @oppo and we got to explore Riisitunturi National Park, where the trees commonly bend over from the weight of the snow. Hiking through that forest almost feels like a sanctuary to me; its a place where that moment is suspended and the landscape remains undisturbed. Thanks for inviting me, @oppo - I’m having the time of my life here. #TheOtherJourney
When the world went dark
When the night falls
Mobile photography has been something I’ve shrugged off. I use professional equipment so opting for a phone camera never made sense to me. But I haven’t been shooting around downtown Toronto this summer, so I’ve started forgetting my gear at home since it all adds like ten pounds to my everyday carry. Recently we had a sudden downpour & I was without my DSLR. But I had a phone camera that @oppo invited me to play with - so I spent the night shooting on the #Reno2 . Its Night Mode is impressively bright, its colours are beautifully vivid & the photos are still super fun to edit. It was the first time I shot solely on a phone & the first time I realized how powerful a phone camera can be during low-light situations. It opened my eyes to the possibilities of mobile photography - and when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. #OppoReno2 #ZoomIntoImagination #ChallengeYourPerspective #ad
Peace in emptiness
This week, in partnership with @polestarcars , I’m welcoming the electric #Polestar2 to Toronto. Beyond 100% electric, every element is designed with sustainability in mind (e.g. vegan interior, reconstructed wood decor ). They’re building a greener future for us all & that’s a movement I’m truly passionate about. : )
:D These northern lights were so dim that I didn’t get to see them with my own eyes - but just knowing I was there, experiencing that moment.. that’s enough for me.
38 images of Seoul over 1hr 20min This timeslice has one of the last known images of @nicolefonseca ’s poor drone (bonus points if you can spot it; it’s just a black smudge in the photo ) - some locals say her drone is still hovering out there, searching for her signal, just trying to return to home. (thanks for bringing us here @noealzii ) #lc_timelapse
This was my highlight of our Indonesia trip (and potentially my life ); a 3am sunrise trek with amazing Balinese coffee, a breathtaking view, and some mountain-dwelling animal friends.
Hi there : ) just wanted to say hello to my new followers and introduce myself. I’m Lucan and I have a goal to be a full-time creator. Over the past few months I’ve kicked myself into high gear and have been getting a little closer to that goal every day. You’re joining me at an awesome time - I just got back from a month-long trip to Korea & Indonesia with some really cool people. This photo is from our last night in Seoul while playing with my new 16-35mm. Also - @thechrishau and I just released a tutorial on my signature editing process! Linked it in my bio. I’m overwhelmed at the positive feedback and will definitely be working on sharing more cool tricks on YouTube. I’ll keep you posted on that. Thanks for joining me here - your support means the world to me <3
‘Starlight’ - There’s a feeling I’ve been chasing for a few years now. It’s the feeling I had when I shot the Milky Way for the very first time. That first moment of seeing millions of stars on my camera screen was just surreal; my DSLR can see all of the night sky’s details that my own eye can’t see. It had me looking back and forth between my camera and the sky, trying to wrap my head around the idea of how all this beauty could lie invisibly before my eyes. During our last few days in Bali I pointed my camera at the night sky only expecting to capture a couple constellations. This sky caught me by surprise and I got to experience that feeling all over again. It was just as beautiful as I remember.
sometimes words aren’t enough sometimes actions aren’t enough sometimes love is not enough sometimes nothing will be enough
Hey. I know it’s been a while since I talked to you. So much has changed. I don’t even know where to begin. I kinda lost my mind for a bit there. Sorry for that. But I’m in a better place now. I’ve shedded some vices. Strengthened some bonds. Proved to myself that I’m capable of more than I realize. I met some cool people, worked on some cool projects. And now I’m preparing to fly back to Asia next week. Time moves so fast that everything is blurring. But I’m finally finding the answers & slowly getting closer to my dreams. I just need to work on being ‘here’ so I can enjoy the little moments before they slip through my fingers. Honestly I don’t know what to say. I’m happier. I’m healthier. You’d be proud. ♥
if you’re so near, why do you feel this far?