Round 2….FIGHT

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A little late Frank, But here is my notable Canadian.

Week 2.. What to say?  Things got more chaotic and fast.  I thought after the First week things would die down, but no (this is good).  Its great to be on the field getting experience and meeting some of the most talented photoj’s in the industry.  Theres not much time for much, I file a lot out of starbucks or though my cell at the event.  You move fast an hard.  Anyhow this week was great, I’m going to throw up some harper stuff soon here. Just have to sort through the pics. #freelance #internship #ryanreynolds #harper #modi #news #van #surrey #northvan #richmond #chan #protest #canon #loyalistphotoj Protest1318 Protest1353-2stpaulhospital   chan harper1638 Training-hospital1729 Training-hospital1535

Ryan Reynolds Update2
VANCOUVER, B.C. (13/04/15) – Constable Brian Montague giving an update on the hit-and-run incident in Vancouver, B.C. on April 13, 2015. Actor Ryan Reynolds was struck in a hit-and-run incident on April 10, 2015 in Vancouver. Reynolds received minor injuries. Photo by Jeremy Mckay

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Round 2….FIGHT

Week One

VANCOUVER, B.C. – So started my internship in Van at 24 hour news, pretty exciting stuff.  I’m covering a variety of things around here and its been good so far.  Anyhow Heres some shots that I’ve done.

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Week One

Municipal Politics 2014

TORONTO, Ont.- Going through my shots this semester I found these gems.  This year was municipal elections across Ontario.  I went out and covered a lot of local politics, but the one event that stuck out was a mayoral debate in Toronto.

I needed one assignment to kill for News and I happened to be in the area.  So I asked a friend who was working on Olivia Chowscampaign team if she was out and about.  Turns out the day I was in town she would be doing meet and greets in North York.  I attempted to track her down with schedule I was given, but alas I couldn’t find her.

So in defeat I was about to head back, then I saw the Toronto Star tweeted there would be a debate later on that day in North York.  I contacted the media liaison for the debate in North York but he didn’t get back to me in time, well fuck it I figured to myself and showed up to the Anne and Max Tannenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of North Toronto an hour before the debate started.

When I arrived, a huge crowd had already gathered in the front of the Academy.  Already there some political dilemma going on between mayoral candidate D!onne Renee and one of the event organizers. Apparently she has been going to debates and attempting to partake in them as a forerunning candidate.  She was almost barred from the door, but was eventually let in.toMayoralDebate_0510141062


Soon I arrived to the Media Desk and talked my way in,  I signed in under Freelance and grabbed my pass.  Going in I began to realize this was a good place to meet working photojournalists as it turned out the Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun and the National Post were there.  It was cool getting pointer from them and suggestions where to go after I finish photoj classIMG_0151IMG_0147IMG_0157.

Turns out the shooter for the National Post Colin O’Connor went to the same photojournalism program I’m currently in and used to be a tree planter.  He was telling me that there are jobs in the news industry, you just have to supplement your income with commercial work.  Also he mentioned that 95% or my peers won’t end up shooting news, but move onto different photography or end up doing something else.  I later found out that he’s getting out of the game and into teaching high school.toMayoralDebate_0510141124

Anyhow the debate eventually began, and you got to see the three highballers Olivia Chow, John Tory and Doug Ford, and the fourth place candidate Ari Goldkind.  Most of the debate revolved around Tory’s smart track plan and how it won’t work. But things really took a turn when Rob Ford arrived to support his brother.toMayoralDebate_0510141131

The entire room started to focus on Rob Ford rather then the debate, eventually his presence leaked into the debate.  Goldkind brought up the anti-semetic remarks Rob Ford had said during his term as mayor,  Doug Ford in turn tried to distance him self from these comments but wound up saying some controversial remarks as well.

“You know something: my doctor, my Jewish doctor, my Jewish dentist, my Jewish lawyer my Jewish — hold it — accountant. We’ve learned, our family — can you please, please let me finish?” stated Doug Ford in the debate.  The entire crowd started laughing, but eventually it turned into boos in the middle of this statement.toMayoralDebate_0510141144toMayoralDebate_0510141211

The debate finished up and the scrums began.  I tried to get  ascot of Rob Ford but he bolted out of the door, the entire media scrum tried to keep up but he ran into his vehicle with his wife and took off.  “Doesn’t matter, if doesn’t want to comment, he doest want to comment, not a big deal”  Andrew Wallace(from the Toronto Star) told me.  I shrugged and got into the scrums with Tory and Chow.



So all in all I learned how quickly you have to file when doing news.  The Star was filing shots and posting them on their website as the debate was going on.  O’Conner said he had half-hour to have his shots in by, which would be around a dozen photos.  So this was a great experience  and a lot of fun in the end.



Municipal Politics 2014

Rural Underground

Photos byJeremy Mckay

For the past year I’ve been following the hip-hop scene in Belleville, Ontario.  Surprisingly I found the scene out here to be vibrant and strong.  It was the last thing I expected to find out here, a hidden gem.  So I started shooting shows and following artists in my spare time out here in Belleville.

This time round I went to go shoot the Young Stitch: Pyramids in the sky tour at the Duke pub on November 1st.  It was here where I decided to pursue my assignments for the photojournalism class’s I’m currently in.  One class is for Documentary, were I decided to tackle a social issues project… another is “shoot your weakness” assignment for me editing class.

Portraits…This was the answer to my assignments.  I am not using more than one flash for lighting, let alone doing portraits.  It was here where I was out of my comfort zone, I have to control the subjects and the light hitting the subject.  But not doing candid style photography for documentary purposes.

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Yorks Homecoming Game 2014

York Lions Homecoming-September 20, 2014

York Lions v.s. McMaster Marauders

Final Score

McMaster 49 – York 2


Well what can I say, it was the first time I ever shot a football game.  I was in Toronto that weekend and had a Sports assignment due the end of the weekend.  So why not try my hand at learning how to shoot American Football.  Normally I cover news, From General News to Breaking News.

I got ahold of York Lions Media Relations and was fortunate enough to get a Media Pass last minute.  Anyhow, I got to york university about an hour before the game to pick up my pass and be briefed on where I’m allowed to go and shoot.  The media coordinator pointed me to talk to security on the sidelines.

“Shoot anywhere on the sidelines, just don’t end up inside the end zone”  Pretty straight forward for the most part.

Anyhow, I wasn’t the only photographer there, there were 2 shooters for York, 1 for McMaster, and 1 for some Local daily.  So I pretty much shadowed them in the first half until I got into the swing of things after half-time.


Gear I Used-


-Canon 7D Mark I

-Canon 6D

-Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM APO

-Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM

-Manfrotto 681B Monopod

-Newswear Documentary vest


I found there was a lot of walking and anticipating where the play was going to go, but it was a huge learning experience on using the Canon 300mm and isolating the players in action.





Yeah, it was quite a fun, challenging, new experience to shoot football.  As well as some of my shot’s were featured in The Pioneer in the feature Homecoming section…G


Yorks Homecoming Game 2014

Vancouver Celebrates 4/20

webApril 20th, 2014-  Didn’t take long for the smell of cannabis to hit my nose as soon as I stepped off the plane in Vancouver.  Maybe less than a half an hour? Anyhow I wound up downtown Vancouver at the Art Gallery were over 30,000 had gathered to Celebrate the 20th annual smoke out.

As soon as I had made my way into the event I was greeted by a least 4 merchants trying to push goods ranging from sticky kush to lolypops laced with THC.  It didn’t take long for me to realize that all streets around the Gallery was a free for all for sparking up and slangin dope.

Anyhow,  I never before have seen such a gathering were you can’t make your way around the haze of smoke that constantly surrounds you. Not to mention the wave of people you constantly bump elbows with.  Pretty well the same as the 5 o’clock rush hour at union station.

But when 4:19 PM hit and the countdown began, and the crowd started to power up.  By the time 4:20 PM hit the front of the art taller was blocked by the clouds of white haze.  As the smoke rose I began to wonder if the event was still politically motivated?  Or had it become a festival to get high at and have a good time?  I personally think the overcrowded area around the the Vancouver Art Gallery is a symbol for an overdue legalization.


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Small Scene

Yes…Yes there is a Hip-hop scene in the Belleville area and it’s bigger than you think.  The past few weeks I’ve been following this scene and found a hidden gem in the far corners in the Quinte area.  You begin to see graffiti art emerge in the alleys & the train yards , Flyers for Hip-Hop Shows and Posters promoting MC Battles.  It’s a scene thats growing and spreading quickly.

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