Swiss Chalet: Festive Feast

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Just in time for the holidays, Swiss Chalet has their famous feature feast, the Festive Special, to fill the bellies of family and friends.

Check out the photos James and his team created of these classic, mouthwatering dishes.

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Hard to not feel a little bit hungrier after all these photos. Mmm!

Photography: James Tse  //  Food Stylist: Adele Hagan  //  Prop Stylist: Lara McGraw 


The Kit – Holiday Prep

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Arriving as an inset in this morning’s Toronto Star, The Kit’s Holiday Prep issue is finally out. James and his crew set to work bringing into frame this guide to finally hosting the easiest holiday gathering ever, including cookie recipes. Some of James’ work also makes a special appearance in the tantalizing blue cheese centre-fold.






Photography: James Tse  //  Art Director: Jessica Hotson  //  Food Stylist: Ashley Denton  //  Prop Stylist: Carolyn Souch 



(Canadian Blue Cheese spread credits: Photography: James Tse // Art Director: Loretta Lau  //  Food Stylist: Terry Schacht  //  Prop Stylist: Lara McGraw)


Album Gallery – Call for Submissions


SUBMISSIONS_SmallCurrent Exhibition: Maryanne Casasanta – Everything, Everyday

Album Gallery is now accepting exhibition proposals from artists working in a photographic or lens-based media for an Open Exhibition as part of CONTACT 2015 hosted in our front gallery space.

The submission deadline is December 1st. Exhibition submissions which arrive after the due date will not be considered. All applications must be submitted via email by midnight, or USB key by mail postmarked on or before the due date; hardcopies will not be accepted.

In preparing your submission please consult the gallery floorplan to give an indication of the gallery space available.

Submissions must include:

  • Short artist statement (max. 300 words)
  • Exhibition proposal including the number of works, the space required, any equipment needed and/or provided, and any unusual installation requirements.
  • Current CV
  • Images (10 max)
  • Numbered image list including work Titles, Years, Medium, and Dimensions

The proposal, artist statement, CV, images and image list should be submitted together as a single .pdf attachment, or as a compressed .zip file. Ten images of current work should be included in the .pdf document or in the .zip folder.

Please submit all proposal information as a single email or USB document no larger than 8 MB.

Please send email submissions to:

We thank all artists for their time and effort in each application, but only selected artists will be contacted.

For more information please contact:
Laura Findlay, Studio Manager

Album Gallery
92 Geary Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M6H 2B6

Album Gallery is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm | Free admission

Cozy Cocktails – Air Miles Magazine

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Arriving soon is the season of celebrating with food, sweets, and most importantly drinks of all shapes and sizes. James and his crew teamed up with Air Miles Magazine to shoot some classic winter-month drink recipes for you to try this year, complete with video HOW-TO’s to walk you through making your own cozy cocktails to keep you warm one of these cold winter nights. Cheers!

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Director / Photographer: James Tse // Recipes: Nicole Young // Food stylist: Adele Hagan // Prop Stylist: Catherine Doherty //  DOP/EDITOR/COLOURIST: Michael Wong // Art Director: Kim Rogers

The Life of Pie – Air Miles Magazine

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Winter is here, and with it for many comes the season of firing that oven up and getting the apron out. James recently shot these recipes in the studio for the most recent issue of Air Miles Magazine: Your guide to living the Gold Life. Perhaps revisiting these classic pie recipes will inspire you to break out the rolling pin.

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For newcomers to the world of pie making, it’s easy to quickly learn that “easy-as-pie” is a misused term if there ever was one. Take a look at this How-To shot by James, to guide you through the steps involved in producing the Ultimate Cherry Pie.

DIRECTOR / Photographer: James Tse // Food stylist: Nicole Young // Prop Stylist: Catherine Doherty // DP/EDITOR/COLOURIST: Michael Wong // Art Director: Kim Rogers

Homesense: All in the Details

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Check out those details!

James and the good people over at Homesense teamed up to take advantage of our brilliant studio light and to share some tips in how to get the most out of a room by emphasizing details.

You can find these, and some more photographs from the studio over on the Homesense website, and in this week’s newsletter.


 Prop stylist: Christine Hanlon, Art Director: Brian Banton, Art Director: Maria Rosati

Throw Back Thursday!

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From the depths of the archives, we recently discovered some behind the scenes photos from one of our 2013 shoots with Canadian Tire!

It was one of our  more extensive projects, where we teamed up with many talented people including “Brought To You By”. With a lot of hard work, handy work, and smiles all around, the crew powered through, creating some on set magic!

Photographer / Director: James Tse

Video Production: Brought To You By

Prop Stylist: Roberta Seidman

Wardrobe Stylist: Peter Fitt Coup&Co.

Food Stylist: Terry Schacht


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