Back in late September, my friend Myles McCutcheon, Photo Editor at Sportsnet magazine, asked if I’d be interested in shooting their first feature in a series on legendary hockey arenas across Canada. Now many of you know, our could surmise by some of my recent posts, that I am a big hockey fan, and I truly love covering the sport from its cultural corners. Hockey taught me a lot growing up, and still continues to so every Monday night at St. Mike’s Arena here in Toronto. So naturally, I was pretty excited to take this on.
The arena that I was commissioned to photograph was the Si Miller Arena in Cornwall, Ontario. It was slated to be torn down a few days after I shot there, so I’m glad that I was able to get there in time before it caught the wrecking ball.
The shoot was a great success, and has helped garner a corporate sponsor to facilitate a five part series on “Canadian Cathedrals”. It looks like it’s gaining some traction, and the magazine has put together a little video introducing the series, featuring the stills I took that day at the Si:
I think the magazine has done a bang-up job introducing the series. Here’s their print magazine layout:
Get your copy on newstands today, or check out the article online: