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By: Andrew Pateras

A Year to Remember!

Tags: Travel, Expedition, Photography

When you walk into a retail store and hear Nat King Cole singing "chestnuts roasting on an open fire", you know that it is getting close to the most wonderful time of the year. It also means that another year is coming to a close. Looking back at 2010, I stand in amazement. 2010 started off with one of the greatest adventures of my life. Photographing the African continent brought fort...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Rice-a-Roni? Didn’t See Any!

Tags: General, Travel, photography

Ahhh, San Francisco… I love this city. Its such a gorgeous place to photograph and it has something for everyone. It is a place with great food, beautiful scenery and very vibrant people. You could spend a week just photographing the buildings alone, and then there is the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and the 49 mile scenic drive. I only had a day here, so I had to make the best use of my tim...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Delayed Five Hours at the Venice Airport? Thank God!

Tags: Venice, Travel, Photography

As the cruise ship arrived in Venice, I had come to terms that I would not get to visit the beautiful city after all. Because our ship arrived at the port at 9am and the flight back to Toronto was at 1pm, it was impossible to get the couple to the canals to do one final post wedding shoot.   ...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Tuners of the World Unite!

Tags: Importfest, Photography, Tuners

Last year I had the pleasure of being commissioned to cover the Importfest event. This is an annual car show where all types of car enthusiasts bring their wheels to try to win a piece of the pie and obtain bragging rights in the tuner community. ...Read More

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Castles in the Sky

Tags: California, Photography

The last time I drove the coast of California, I was rushed and I didn’t get to see it in the detail that I wanted. By the time I had reached Hearst Castle coming south down the PCH, it was closed. This time around I was not going to let this happen. This place definitely is a castle built in the sky! I knew this would be a total tourist trap, but I was determined to get some photos with no ...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Rice-a-Roni? Didn’t See Any!

Tags: San Francisco, Seafood Bucket

Ahhh, San Francisco… I love this city. Its such a gorgeous place to photograph and it has something for everyone. It is a place with great food, beautiful scenery and very vibrant people. You could spend a week just photographing the buildings alone, and then there is the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and the 49 mile scenic drive. I only had a day here, so I had to make the best use of my tim...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Turkish Delight

Tags: Turkey, Travel, Photography

Today I arrived in Izmir, Turkey. I had done exactly zero research on this city so I did not know what I was in for. So far, it has been the highlight of my trip to Europe. I started my day with a walk from the port along the waterfront to the Bazaar. Along the way there were countless Turkish soldiers and police gearing up and practicing for a parade. It was the biggest show of force I have ever ...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Walking from Europe to Asia in 12 Minutes

Tags: Turkey, HAiga Sophia, Photography

Today I landed in Istanbul, Turkey. A place I have not visited in 21 years and a place that I have always wanted to come back to photograph. My day started extremely early with the couple. We started with some urban style photography. Graffiti walls and a gorgeous backlit staircase. We then moved on to Istanbul’s landmarks to show exactly where we are in the world. You cant mistake the skyli...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

P.C.H. Day 1 – Lambotown!

Tags: Pacific Coast Highway, San Francisco, Travel, Photography

As I made my way out of San Francisco and down the pacific coast highway, it was a little chilly but I did not come all this way to drive the PCH with the top up. I donned a hoodie, cranked the heat and sucked it up. I was only about 20 minutes into the two hour drive when I spotted a line of colourful cars from a distance stopped at a light. As I came closer I realized it was nine Lamborghinis in...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

P.C.H. Day 2 – The California Grand Prix

Tags: andrew pateras,blog,travel,photography

After the day I just had driving the coast with 9 exotic cars, I guess you could say I am a little shell shocked. The speed limits posted on the PCH are just not cutting it for me. I have driven sports cars all of my life, so I like to push my car to its limits. What better place to do it than the roads south of Monterrey?  There were hundreds of spots to stop and take majestic landscape shot...Read More