Updated: Oct 1, 2018
BlogTO Shoot - Big Ditch Brewing
Going into this shoot back in July, I thought it would be a fun and easy job. I was right about the fun part - but easy it definitely was not. I didn't realize how challenging it would be to make something so tasty CONSTANTLY look good. Picture a beautiful model with very long hair, on a super windy day. Challenging, right?
I'm currently sitting in a Starbucks in Ottawa, fighting with painfully slow wifi, trying to write about this shoot. I don't know whether it's the hustle and bustle, the lack of familiar music, or the fact that I'm at the bottom of my second PSL... (don't judge), but I'm feeling uninspired and a little restless. Complaining about wifi speeds is the equivalent of talking about the weather these days, and is always a good way to start a conversation. The man next to me agreed and made a joke about it feeling like we're caught in 1997. We got talking about what I'm working on and how temperamental beer is when maintaining the foam on top during the shoot - constantly stirring to keep the most important part looking fresh. He mentioned he was in the medical field and was writing papers as we spoke, and how it's funny that I was talking about foam. Apparently, "foam" also translates as an acronym in the medical field. F.O.A.M. stands for Free Open Access Medical education. He told me that the name was coined in Dublin, Ireland over a pint of Guinness to describe a globally accessible crowd-sourced educational community. Click here to read more on the FOAM movement, or check out the hashtag on social media #FOAMed
Who knew foam would be the topic of conversation on a Monday in a Starbucks in Ottawa, and would mean two vastly different things at the same time to two people working on the slowest. wifi. ever.
Not only did I get some writing in, I learned a little about something I had no idea existed.
To check out my shot featured on BlogTO's article, click here.
Big Ditch Brewing was a really cool spot to check out. Not only is their beer fantastic, but they are very true to Buffalo and it's history as a city. Buffalo is one of my favourite cities, and I'm always happy to support anything that is true to the 716. Big Ditch has taken some historical facts about Buffalo and used them to not only name their company, but a majority of their signature beers. You can check out their story on their website here.
Scroll through a few of the shots from the shoot below! Picture me aggressively stirring each pint for every shot just to keep that perfect layer of foam on top.
Cheers to foam.