Leading photographers and videographers often use the Hotel Arts—its noteworthy art collections, contemporary design and diverse interior landscapes—as stunning backdrops for their photo shoots.
A few examples:
Michael Warf recently staged a collaborative fashion shoot showcasing alternative beauty. According to Michael, "models were cast based not only on physical appearance and concept suitability, but for their dedication to visual arts through tattoos. The contrast of high fashion gowns, pinup-style hair and makeup redefines the public perception of skin art and piercings. The visual energy surrounding the models at Hotel Arts helped the variety and the stunning visuals present in the final frames."
Michael’s modern approach to portrait and fashion photography, combined with his frequent collaboration with other artists, is the key to his visual communication style.
To view this series of shots, please visit Michael's blog at: http://www.michaelwarf.com/blog/back-weekend-fashion-amazing-hotel-arts or visit his website at www.michaelwarf.com.
Tanya Plonka hosted a recent fashion shoot at Hotel Arts with numerous shots taken in various areas of the hotel, including Raw Bar, the Pool Suites, the famous Egg Chairs in the Lobby, and even by the stunning Bisazza Tile in the Men's Washroom.
Visit her website at www.tanyaplonka.com.
Blair Hill, Food & Beverage Shots
Blair Hill is a Calgary-based freelance photographer and former chef. He has assisted the Hotel Arts Group with photo shoots for all our respective restaurants: Raw Bar, Chef's Table at Kensington Riverside Inn and Olives Restaurant.
To learn more about Blair Hill and to view his portfolio, please visit Fresh Photography at www.freshphotography.net.
Rockstar Hotel (Juno Awards Weekend April 2008)
During the Juno Awards Weekend, Hotel Arts was the exciting venue choice to hold the Rockstar Hotel Party, hosted by District Lifestyle Marketing. The hotel, the Raw Bar and the pool deck were converted into a huge entertainment industry party where over 1000 hipsters hung out in style. VIPs took the party upstairs to the second level where swag suites, jam rooms and VIP lounges rocked late into the night.
Click on the following link to see E! Entertainment's footage of the Rockstar Party.