Coming of Age


I don’t pretend to be the knower of all things, but having traveled so much, I can confidently say that I am extremely cultured. I have also had the privilege to capture weddings and other events from all religious faiths. I am an avid student of the world and knowledge is like a narcotic to me.

As you know, when I am not traveling the world, digitally capturing indigenous people in their daily lives, I specialize in documenting high end events. Whether it is here in my home town of Toronto, or shooting in the canals of Venice, I offer a different type of final product. I consider myself a documentary photojournalist. To me this means two things. First, I try to capture something new or unknown and second, to tell a story with still images.

This was a rather long introduction to the upcoming series of images, but I just wanted to paint a picture of how I operate. The images below are from Bar Mitzvah ceremony and reception I captured about a year ago. The significance of this is that I have never photographed a Bar Mitzvah before that day. After looking at images other photographers had displayed of similar events, I can honestly say that I was very happy with my work. Because of my cultural knowledge and my exposure to pretty much every religious belief system on earth, I was able to create a beautiful story in images, having never even attended a Bar Mitzvah before. I have captured countless Jewish weddings, so it was not like I was unfamiliar with the traditions. The Hora (a traditional Jewish dance) is probably one of my favorite things to photograph at any event that I capture. I like to get right in the middle of it all! The images that I get are unlike any other photographer I have seen and you can see a few examples below.

The reason I wanted to display these images a year later is that I have been getting quite a few event requests lately and I know that I don’t have too many of the images displayed.

Anyways, enjoy the images of that fun night! I am off to NYC again and then to Washington DC, so stay tuned for some fresh new stuff!

The Warehouse: A brand new, beautiful and chic Venue

The Warehouse: A brand new, beautiful and chic Venue

The Hora!

The Hora!

 

In the middle of it all

In the middle of it all

 

Sliders and Prime Rib!

Sliders and Prime Rib!

Jessica Gorlicky painting up a storm! www.jessgo.com

Jessica Gorlicky painting up a storm! www.jessgo.com

Jessica Gorlicky painting up a storm! www.jessgo.com

Jessica Gorlicky painting up a storm! www.jessgo.com

 

Candid moments

Candid moments


About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! Andrew gets involved in his community. A portion of all of his commissions goes to the Children’s Miracle Network and Sick Kids Hospital. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Metro Toronto Condominium Corporation 1213. Andrew’s commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you’re buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.

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