ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY: Blog https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog en-us ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY [email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:41:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:41:00 GMT https://www.edmaruyama.com/img/s/v-12/u496042570-o336363201-50.jpg ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY: Blog https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog 120 66 Weesageechak27 - Gloria Miguel's Something Old, something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2014/11/weesageechak27 Amazing Festival happening here in Toronto at Daniel Spectrum's Aki Studio Theatre!!

Don't miss it!!  November 12-22, 2014

Weesageechak Begins to Dance celebrates the new work of emerging and established Indigenous artists from across Canada and around the world. The festival includes live theatre, dance performances, and staged readings.

Here's a few shots from Gloria Miguel’s Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue:

[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2014/11/weesageechak27 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 23:27:31 GMT
Kouraba 2014 https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2014/11/kouraba-2014 Kouraba 2014

 It's been a while since I last updated this blog, yes... New city and new challenges... but I am happy to see the community spirit alive and kicking... so here's a small teaser of this Festival that's happening here in Toronto...

I am having the chance to check out the 2nd. Annual Kouraba African Festival at the Paroisse du Sacre Coeur and have a quick taste of the african cuisine and connect with amazing artists and see great performances and presentations:


Can't wait to see more live music tonight...

Stay tuned!


[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) African Kouraba Toronto Toronto culture https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2014/11/kouraba-2014 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 16:59:29 GMT
Full Moon Eclipse https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2014/4/full-moon-eclipse Under the Blood Moon! 

The evening of the April 14th-15th granted us with a total lunar eclipse. Amazing experience to see the Earth's shadow covering the moon! Check out some photos and stay tuned for a short but outstanding timelapse!


[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2014/4/full-moon-eclipse Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:58:48 GMT
Heaven's Floor: Hollywood comes to town... https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2014/3/heavens-floor-hollywood-comes-to-town Hey folks! How's it going?

It's been a while since my last post... but here's a small update on one of the projects that's keeping me busy lately...

Keep an eye open for this interesting project named "Heaven's Floor", a Road to Nowhere Production featuring pretty cool peeps from all over, including Los Angeles, Toronto and Montréal, along with northern resources! :) 

I've been shooting behind the scenes and more... quite an awesome experience!

Check out a few shots so far:

Amazing sunrise in Apex... not a bad way to start shooting, eh?




[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2014/3/heavens-floor-hollywood-comes-to-town Mon, 24 Mar 2014 02:34:30 GMT
Tobacco Has No Place Here - 2014 https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2014/1/tobacco-has-no-place-here---2014 This past weekend, we had a cool event held at the Francophone Centre here in Iqaluit!

Tobacco Has No Place Here is a program brought you by the Government of Nunavut to help people quit smoking! Check it out! 

Cool artists helping promote the campaign!


Inuksuk Drum Dancers:

Jonathan Pitseolak:

and Koel and the Twin Otters!

BTW, a few of the portrait photos on the rotating banner  at the http://www.nuquits.gov.nu.ca/ website are mine! Check them out! Hope you enjoy them!



[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2014/1/tobacco-has-no-place-here---2014 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 02:38:07 GMT
Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Feliz Natal! Feliz Ano Novo! Joyeuses Fêtes! https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/12/merry-christmas-happy-new-year-feliz-natal-feliz-ano-novo-joyeuses-f-tes ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒋᑦᓯ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᕕᒻᒥ, Boas Festas e Feliz 2014! Happy Holidays & Joyeuses Fêtes!!!

Salve! Salut! Hey there! Namaskar!!
Wow,  I can't believe another year's almost over... 2013 was a great year, and I hope 2014 will bring nothing but even better moments! 
A few ups and downs, but  I made it through and here's my sincere  wishes to a GREAT 2014 full of  joy and happiness to all of you!
Yeah, some might see/talk/chat/email me more frequently than others, but we have crossed paths at one point for sure, and that means a lot to me! Thank you! 
In regards with the photo above, I wanted to share with you that I took it last march... Cool "assignment" where I had to capture the north star/Polaris along with an inukshuk during an all evening timelapse, but unfortunately the tripod/camera shifted, maybe wind gusts or the snow melted a bit... Anyways,  ended up with this floating inukshuk instead of the original nicely framed photo... It wasn't THE photo I planned for, but I really like it... I am glad sometimes things don't go the way it should.... otherwise life would be too boring! :)  
Plutz, não acredito que mais um final de ano se aproxima. 2013 foi duca, e espero que 2014 traga a todos vocês momentos ainda melhores! Alguns desafios aqui e ali, mas tudo tranquilo no final e gostaria de compartilhar meus votos de alegria e desejos de que 2014 seja campeão!
Apesar da distância, não nos falamos/escrevemos/CHATeamos todo o tempo, mas de alguma maneira a gente já se trombou , e à isso, meus sinceros agradecimentos!
Bati essa foto em março de 2013,  durante um trabalho onde eu deveria bater fotos de um inukshuk com a estrela polar  e as demais estrelas caminhando no céu, num timelapse. Infelizmente a neve acabou derretendo, e/ou bateu um vento forte e o tripé /camera se deslocaram... perdi o enquadramento "perfeito",  mas acabei com uma foto muito legal! espero que vocês  também curtam! Às vezes a vida não corre do jeito que deveria ou gostaríamos, mas tudo bem... de outra maneira seria monótono demais... 
Ouin, 2013... c'est  presque fini! mais c'était du fun!!! Je vous souhaite à tous et toutes le meilleur!  Bonne Année 2014! Je n'ai envoyé pas mes messages toutes les temps, pas des mes emails/chats/appels, mais je vous ai dejà "jasé" au moins une fois, et ça me va, c'est cool! Merci!
Voici une photo que j'ai pris le mars, on eu besoin d'enregistrer les étoiles avec d'un inukshuk pendant toute la nuit, malheureusement, avec du vent ou la neige, j'ai perdu le cadrage parfait... mais je suis encore heureux. C 'est toujours fun même  avec des défis, par contre notre vie pourrait-être trôp  ennuyeux...
ᖁᔭᓐᓇᒦᒃ, Thanks, Obrigado, Merci & Dhanyawad!
Ed Edson Maru Maruyama! :)
[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/12/merry-christmas-happy-new-year-feliz-natal-feliz-ano-novo-joyeuses-f-tes Wed, 25 Dec 2013 22:43:29 GMT
India: The journey begins... https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/12/india-the-journey-continues Hey folks... Namaskar everybody! aap kaise ho?

Dhanyawad for dropping by and checking out more photos from our journey to India!

As previously posted in the small teaser, I am breaking this amazing trip into several posts, as India is so diverse and full of interesting things, it wouldn't be fair to even try to show everything in half a dozen shots... Even with all these photos, there's definitely lots and lots more  to do and explore... but 3 weeks were good for us to sample a Taste of India...

Here's how it all started...


Right after touching down, we HAD to salute and say "Hi to Shah Rukh Khan", one of the most popular Bollywood stars: he is EVERYWHERE! 

Yeah baby! Welcome to India!



Then, we flew to Dehradun, hometown of the Bahuguna's and celebrated Diwali there, the Festival of Lights.

"Diwali (English pronunciation: /dɪwɑːli/) also called the "festival of lights", is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year.[3][4] The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.[5][6][7] The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November." - from Wikipedia!

Lots of fireworks everywhere!

and lots of lights!!!! like Christmas in the western world... :)



While riding around in an autorickshaw... our driver almost hit that guy... but he just acted as nothing happened and continued playing with his firecracker... 

Cool times... maybe not, as we could have hit the news:  "Rickshaw full of tourists explode after fireworks went off in the middle of the road"... hehehe

While in Dehradun, we had the chance to explore a bit of the indian life, and the honour to check out the hospitality of Parul's family and taste some of the awesome indian dishes, especially the home-made food! 

Bromley High School Sept 2016 -8Bromley High School Sept 2016 -8Bromley High School Sept 2016

BTW, if you feel like renting some floor space... check this out! Not really sure about the 2nd and 3rd floors...  

We had the chance to visit Mussoorie, a hill station 35km away from Dehradun. Pretty cool ride through narrow and winding roads...

Worth checking out the "man powered" Ferris wheel!

Lots of monkeys!


And to wrap up this post, a cool view of Doon valley and the City Lights of Dehradun!

Talking about City Lights, stayed tuned for my next post, which will have some photos of Bombay!! and some behind the scene photos of the upcoming video of Koel and the Twin Otters, City Lights!

[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) Dehradun Diwali India https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/12/india-the-journey-continues Sun, 15 Dec 2013 21:46:14 GMT
India Trip 2013: 3 weeks of awesomeness https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/12/india-trip-2013-3-weeks-of-awesomeness Namaskar everybody! Aap kaise ho?

Wow! what an awesome experience! India is an amazing country! If you have a chance to visit, DO IT!

I had the pleasure and honour of doing so this past November, along with a great group of people!

Yep, almost 3 weeks of great experience, from northern Dehradun to Mumbai, Delhi, Agra, Pushkar... lots of miles covered by autorickshaw, cars, trains, planes, pimped up chariots with crazy LED lights, hot-air balloon and camels! (Well, Julia even went for an elephant ride! :) 

While there, we were able to attend and check out the Diwali Festival of lights AND a traditional indian wedding! how awesome can that be?!?! 

Crazy at times, amazing food, beautiful landscape and welcoming people!

Dhanyawad big time for the patience as it takes a long while to go through a few thousand photos! and of course, it's hard to pick and choose which ones I should publish...  So, in the next few days (and weeks), keep an eye open and you'll see some cool shots here on this blog!

Here's a few, just to start our journey ! Enjoy!

I took this one in Dehradun, one of our first "stops" in India, hometown of the Bahuguna's! The stores are full of fireworks and everybody's getting ready for Diwali, the festival of lights...

This one, we got stuck in traffic, right after we arrived in Bombay! or should I say Mumbai? Anyways... we look to the side and see this truck: RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL: DO NOT REMAIN NEAR THIS VEHICLE UNNECESSARILY!

i love it!


Autorickshaw and motorcycles/scooters! The best way of moving around in big cities, as the streets are packed with peeps and cars (and animals, hehe!


While in Bombay, we shot a video for Koel and the Twin Otter's City Lights, so check out soon their website for the latest updates!


Still in Mumbai, just beside the Prince of Wales museum saw a kid doing acrobatics:

and let's buy our cellphones from a "street vendor"!


Driving around in Pushkar, we saw camels...

And met a traditional man from Rajasthan offering prayers!



Gulab jamun, one of the best ways of keeping your glucose levels high up...

Taj Mahal: There will be a full post with photos from this day! it's quite an amazing spot! touristy, but still quite cool!

In Delhi, I'd avoid parking the car in a wrong spot...

And of course, the highlight of the trip: Traditional indian wedding! Congratulations Hitesh & Neha!

Dhanyawad for your time! and hope you can continue following our journey in the next post.


[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) 2013 Agra Bahuguna's Bombay Dehradun Delhi Diwali India Mumbai Pushkar Taj Mahal https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/12/india-trip-2013-3-weeks-of-awesomeness Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:37:55 GMT
Foggy Iqaluit https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/10/foggy-iqaluit It's been foggy these days...


Here's a few shots of the Anglican Church's St. Jude Cathedral here in Iqaluit!

[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/10/foggy-iqaluit Tue, 22 Oct 2013 03:09:08 GMT
Elisapie - Travelling Love https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/10/elisapie---travelling-love Elisapie Isaac: Travelling Love! Live in Iqaluit!

Amazing concerts in Iqaluit this weekend, at the Inuksuk high school, brought you by Alianait Arts Festival!

Fun times with  Jerry Cans & Elisapie Isaac: 








Karliin Aariak & Marie Viivi Belleau MC'ing:

Master of the lights: Travis Daley!


[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/10/elisapie---travelling-love Sat, 19 Oct 2013 06:16:08 GMT
Winter's around the corner!!! https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/10/winters-around-the-corner Winter's just around the corner!

Overkill and fake?

Maybe, hehe but I like the way it looks surreal... :) hope you guys enjoy it too!

It's the view from the balcony, after a small snowfall last night... Yep, we can see (and feel!) winter's coming fast!  as the lake's starting to freeze!!

For those tech inclined, HDR stands for high dynamic range, and is the process of basically assembling together different photos, each one exposed for a certain area: highlights, shadows and midtones... I've used a combination of Photomatix Pro along with Lightroom to play with the RAW files from the camera! 



[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) Frobisher Bay HDR Iqaluit freeze up winter https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/10/winters-around-the-corner Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:08:12 GMT
Having fun in Iqaluit: Ed Ou and Lindsay De Larochellière https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/10/having-fun-in-iqaluit-ed-ou-and-lindsay-de-larochelli-re Another nice weekend in Iqaluit! Fun started on Friday with the Nunavut Press Club meeting!

Guest speaker of the evening was Ed Ou! Amazing photographer based in the Middle-East!!! Wicked stories! Check out his website and keep an eye open as we will have a kick-ass story from him over there... 

Then on saturday, wrapping up after the public consultation on the Les Priorités de la mise en oeuvre de la Loi sur les langues officielles, a concert at the francocentre with Andrea Lindsay et Luc de Larochelière! Good times and cool music indeed! 


Lindsay Delarochellière:



Dans les yeux de Michel Potvin et Mathieu Rene :)

and wrapping up the weekend, here's a quick HDR shot from our balcony! glad to see the sun shining again! lots of flare... :) but it's fun to play with a stack of photos! and for the "gear oriented peeps out there", still playing with the new camera, good to see a nice performance in dark environment, Voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95 with the small EP5 seems to be doing the trick! and then the crazy flares doesn't bug me that much either!  

[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/10/having-fun-in-iqaluit-ed-ou-and-lindsay-de-larochelli-re Sun, 06 Oct 2013 19:26:57 GMT
Having fun in Iqaluit: Coffee and Music! https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/10/having-fun-in-iqaluit-coffee-and-music

Sunday afternoon in Iqaluit... rain and/or fog?   boring? No way... :) 

Great opportunity to drop by the Francocentre and enjoy some great music along with real espressos!

Koel and the Twin Otters are getting ready to launch their first ALBUM!!! Stay tuned! as the CD release party will be at the LEGION on October 12th!!! but in the meantime, lots of fun enjoying the last Coffee and Music of the season...


Great opportunity to play with a new camera and lens combo!  Olympus EP-5 and a Voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95!  Hoooray! guess I've found the perfect combo for low AND travel LIGHT!  :) Yep, low light as it seems like this lens "creates" light... and compared to a full frame body + lenses, it is a pretty sweet combination indeed!



Grace F and MeganGrace F and MeganFeel free to share! Please tag me!

@cecile_miller_photography (Instagram

Cecile Miller Photography (Facebook)

@cmills425 (Twitter)


Bit "tricky" to play with the shallow depth of field and focusing... Yeah, it's a sweet and COMPLETELY MANUAL lens!  but guess it's a matter of getting out there and get used to it... I am a happy puppy!


[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) Coffee and Music Iqaluit Koel and the Twin Otters Nunavut https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/10/having-fun-in-iqaluit-coffee-and-music Wed, 02 Oct 2013 00:37:44 GMT
Boating down to the edge of Frobisher https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/8/boating-down-frobisher-bay ** DISCLAIMER / WARNING ** This post contain photos that might be disturbing to some people. Please note that the seal was hunted for food. The north does not currently :) provide rice fields, potatoes, corn, etc... BTW, mitts made out of sealskin are damn warm and comfy... nothing is wasted!  

What an amazing day to boat down the Frobisher Bay... lots of warmth from the sun and from my friends as I was celebrating my birthday!!!  Perfect day!!!


Getting ready! Zodiac time!


Sealift! That's HOW most of the "bulky" stuff gets here... Yep, NO roads to Nunavut... so...  

The weather here changes in a matter of minutes... foggy or sunny... :) 

What an amazing spot to have some food!!! What a fantastic scenery!! 

As we ride down the bay... More 'bergs... 



Birds!!!  and from the distance, they look like PENGUINS! hehe



Seagull pooops while flying... 


James spots from far away a floating block of ice with a SEAL...

HWFM_0230 0288_Ronda Ghibellina 2016_IMG_8836

BTW, I have a small piece in the freezer waiting for the BBQ to arrive, hopefully in the next week or so... I'll keep you guys posted as I'll try to smoke/BBQ the seal meat!!!! :)

Heading home after an awesome day outdoors! 

Special thanks to Parul and Arctic Kingdom (James, Jacqueline and Brian)  for the wonderful time out there! 

[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) Bay Frobisher Iqaluit birding boating seal https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/8/boating-down-frobisher-bay Mon, 05 Aug 2013 17:25:59 GMT
Nunavut Lands Claim Agreement Monument https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/7/nunavut-lands-claim-agreement-monument Celebrating 20 years of the Nunavut Lands Claim Agreement, 3 artists: Inuk Charlie, Looty Pijamini and Paul Malliki worked on this amazing monument here in Iqaluit!


[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/7/nunavut-lands-claim-agreement-monument Sun, 21 Jul 2013 19:36:49 GMT
Relay for Life 2013 - Iqaluit https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/7/relay-for-life---iqaluit Here in Iqaluit, Relay for life took place at the Arctic Winter Games Arena! Cool activities and cool peeps helping fight cancer! 


What Relay is All About

Relay For Life is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-24 hour fundraising event that brings you and your community together to celebrate life and fight cancer.  Relay has a festival-like atmosphere that your family, friends and co-workers can enjoy regardless of age or fitness level!

For further info, please check it's official website: http://www.relaybc.ca

[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/7/relay-for-life---iqaluit Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:50:08 GMT
Alianait 2013 - Canada Day https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/7/alianait-2013---canada-day Another festival has come and gone...

Awesome artists in Iqaluit sharing their best!! What an amazing experience!! Once again, the festival is getting better and better! I can't wait for it's tenth edition next year!

In the meantime, here's a few shots! Lots of activities, weather was awesome! Great way to enjoy Canada Day in Iqaluit, with cool workshops and concerts!




[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/7/alianait-2013---canada-day Wed, 03 Jul 2013 04:11:02 GMT
Alianait 2013 - Circumpolar Soundscape https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/6/alianait-2013---circumpolar-soundscape AMAZING! Awesome concert featuring great artists from different circumpolar regions!

Nive Nielsen, Diyet, Sylvia Clouter, Leela Gilday and their awesome band Jan de Vroede, Bob Hamilton, Aarich Jespers, Pat Braden & Lisa Gamble

[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/6/alianait-2013---circumpolar-soundscape Mon, 01 Jul 2013 03:28:56 GMT
Alianait 2013 - Enchanted Owl Concert, Battle of the bands and more!!! https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/6/alianait-2013---enchanted-owl-concert-battle-of-the-bands-and-more Alianait's rocking Iqaluit with the Battle of the bands and then later on, the amazing Enchanted Owl concert!

Here's a few shots! 


Atii Go smoke free, with the Jerry Cans:


Battle of the Bands:





[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/6/alianait-2013---enchanted-owl-concert-battle-of-the-bands-and-more Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:09:42 GMT
Alianait 2013 - Opening Concert https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/6/alianait-2013---opening-concert Opening Concert!!! Alianait's 2013 edition is officially on-the-go!!!

Check out a few shots! for further details, see Alianait's facebook page!

[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/6/alianait-2013---opening-concert Sat, 29 Jun 2013 17:37:29 GMT
Aboriginal Day Celebrations! https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/6/aboriginal-day-celebrations National Aboriginal Day Celebrations!

June 21st marks the summer solstice, the longest day of the year! 

Lots of activities for us to pick and choose from: Chilling  with friends at bonfires & checking out great artists in live performances!!


Summer also brings Alianait, the Arts Festival here in town that will kick off it's ninth edition on June 27th, and goes until July 1st, Canada Day!

Check out the festival's official website for further details!

June 27 Film Night, Astro Theatre  (FREE)
7pm – World Premiere of ‘Alianait – Art in the Arctic’
8:30pm – Nunavut Premiere of ‘Vanishing Point’

June 28 Opening Concert at 7pm, Nakasuk School
- Rasmus Lyberh, JP Cormier, Kelly Fraser & Wesley Hardisty

June 29 Enchanted Owl Concert at 7pm, Nakasuk School
- Kinnie Starr, Eh440, Koel & the Twin Otters, Billy Kuksuk

June 30 Circumpolar Soundscape at 2pm and 7pm, Nakasuk School
- Leela Gilday, Diyet, Nive Nielsen & Sylvia Cloutier

July 1 Closing Concert at 7pm, Nakasuk School
- Gypsophilia, Tjupurru, Nive Nielsen & the Deer Children, The Jerry Cans, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

During the weekend of longest day of the year, we had a few cool events on-the-go here in Iqaluit!
From Alianait's Aboriginal Day concert at Nakasuk, to bonfires celebrating the longest day of the year, APTN's ABORIGINAL DAY LIVE in Iqaluit and the usually cool sunday event, Coffee and Music!!!

Here's a few shots! Enjoy!



JRDB_189 0361_Friedman-Weiss

[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/6/aboriginal-day-celebrations Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:05:11 GMT
Chasing birds https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/6/chasing-birds Chasing birds!!!

Hooooray! Nice weather out there! Not exactly "hot", but it's always fun to spend sometime outdoors!

Days are long, nice to leave the office and still see lots of daylight!  Naresh and I went to check out  the pond by the airstrip at Sylvia Grinnell Park, as potentially some ducks were chilling in that area... No luck for ducks, but I was able to snap a few shots of some snowbunts!



[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/6/chasing-birds Thu, 20 Jun 2013 02:13:35 GMT
MaHaHa - Stand Up comedy in Iqaluit! https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/6/mahaha---stand-up-comedy-in-iqaluit Stand Up Comedy in Iqaluit! and live music with Trade Offs!

Friday evening in Iqaluit, good times laughing at the Francophone Centre... where MaHaha took place!

Yeah, the Ticklish Monster is out there and he's gonna get ya!

Great job Nastania, Nanauq, Franco, Travis, Vinnie, Kris, Josh & Jeff!  



[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/6/mahaha---stand-up-comedy-in-iqaluit Sun, 16 Jun 2013 02:43:45 GMT
Inuksuk drum dancers & Beatrice Deer https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/6/alianait-concert-series-inuksuk-drum-dancers-beatrice-deer Choices... Choices... Choices...

Unfortunately we had two cool musical events here in town that overlapped, and I wasn't able to check out a great pianist (Angela Hewitt) performing at the igloo / anglican church.... I'm sure it must have been amazing... the acoustics over there must be sweeeeet for recitals!

Oh, well! Can't complain, as I was at the high school checking out another cool live event, from the Alianait Concert series:

Inuksuk drum dancers and Beatrice Deer!

Here's a few photos! Enjoy!


[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/6/alianait-concert-series-inuksuk-drum-dancers-beatrice-deer Sun, 09 Jun 2013 00:46:42 GMT
ᑐᙵᓱᒋᑦᓯ! Welcome! Bem-vindos! Bienvenue! Tunngasugitsi! https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/5/welcome-bemvindos-bienvenu-tungasugitsi Thanks everybody for droppin' by...


This is all new for me... Well, not the "internet" itself... but this whole idea of keeping, maintaining, doing the housekeeping of a website, well... a PROFESSIONAL photographer's website... yeah, this is NEW!

A new step forward... new challenge... but should be a fun ride! Thanks for any comments, support, criticism, droppin' a line (or more)!!!

Thanks a bunch!!! Valeuzasso! Merci infiniment!  qujannamiik!!!



PS.: ok, it's my photography blog, so let me chat a bit about the photo posted here...

A few years ago I went for a hike down at the Sylvia Grinnell park here in Iqaluit, and although it was summer already,

well, shortly after Canada day... We still had lots of chunks of ice kicking around!  So I had the coolest props ever at my feet and I started putting together an inuksuk... Fun times!

[email protected] (ED MARUYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY) Iqaluit Nunavut Sylvia Grinnell park fun projects ice inuksuk https://www.edmaruyama.com/blog/2013/5/welcome-bemvindos-bienvenu-tungasugitsi Mon, 06 May 2013 19:13:04 GMT