FRIENDS — CALGARY



ARTIST PROFILE: NOAH LEACH

Noah Leach is a freelance cinematographer and photographer from Calgary, Alberta. He's worked on projects for local stylists, music videos for artists including Beach Season and Reuben and the Dark, and a feature film alongside Calgary Director, Brock Davis Mitchell. I joined Noah at his new apartment and chatted about community in Calgary and how it has helped him develop as an artist, life as a freelance film maker, and recent projects he has worked on.

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MUSIC PROFILE: BEACH SEASON

Beach Season is a Canadian duo comprised of Sam Avant and Simon Blitzer exploring the sound existing within the intersection of R&B and Electronic Pop music. We sat down and chatted with Sam and Simon about their recent decision to leave their record label, how to build longevity as artists, discovering their love for making music, and plans for the future. Big things to come from these lovely Calgarian boys!

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ARTIST PROFILE: MARTINUS & ADRIAN POOL

AdrianMartinus is a Calgary based woodworking partnership between brothers Adrian and Martinus Pool. They salvage wood from old skateboards to create bowls, cutting boards, coffee tables, crib boards, or whatever else the duo can dream up. At it's core, they are two brothers with drive and passion and a talent for making cool stuff. Have a read to learn more about the pieces they are building together, how their business took off after a video went viral on Reddit, and their take on what's to come. 

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ARTIST PROFILE: CASSIE SUCHE

Our friend Cassie Suche is an artist, surface designer, and illustrator based out of Calgary. Her ability to combine her formal education with her own explorative style has caught the eyes of many, and provides her with the tools to create something unique. Read more to learn about Cassie's creative process, her involvement in Calgary's Beltline Urban Mural Project, and why she thinks it's important to learn the rules so that you can figure out how to break them.

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MUSIC PROFILE: THE SMALLEST ONE

Our friend Mason McConnell picked up a guitar at 18, started writing music incessantly, and recently began recording music under the moniker "The Smallest One". Have a read to learn more about the Smallest One, how Mason approaches songwriting, and how he got in touch with Gordon McBryde, a visual artist who has created artwork for the likes of Morrissey, Her Space Holiday, and Radical Face.

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