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Pistola Photo Essays 0.01

Brendan Phillip



Over the span of the summer of 2011 I’ve been documenting the life of a talented neo-soul singer and songwriter that goes by the name of Brendan Phillip. He’s got a girlfriend named Asia and three year old son named Harlow. All of the images were taken in and around Toronto, Canada.


9 pm rehersal for 88 DOF two-year anniversary island show.

Riveting conversation about music careers in Southern Ontario in comparison to the US. Financial support is much more attainable to young pristine talent with the ability to exhibit potential through hard work. Brendan expresses for the first time his plans on moving to New York to further his career.

"Toronto is the perfect city to practice your craft"

-Sean Sax




Basement studio at Sean Sax’s place. The late night rehersal continued till about 1am


On set of a short video shot by videographer, friend, and Newyorker Richard Fasion. This image was taken at his home.


Brendan on the set of a photoshoot. Photos were later used for press.


Brendan contributes his talents by performing background vocals for his friend Shane at Pocket Studios.



{may 11th 2011}

Brendan performs with his fellow artists involved in the 88 Days music collective in collaboration Granny Boots {a monthly music show held at the Gladstone Hotel on Queen + Dufferin.}. This date also marks the collectives’ two year anniversary. The following photographs were taken the night of the celebratory event.

Brendan and Asia Travel to local show at the Gladstone Hotel

88 DOF artists pose for group shot.


Thursday July 7th


Fellow photographer and filmmaker Sid Singh and I worked on Brendan + Asias promo video for collab show * on the 16th of July. We then headed off to an artist friend’s birthday party at a local lounge. We arrived an hour late. At 8pm.


The couple decided to combine talents and put together a show that included a jewelry showcase and auction from Asia’s jewelry line, as well as a farewell performance and album listening party for Brendan.


Surprisingly young and extremely talent poet and vocalist turns 17 today on July 7th 2011. And celebrates with her close friends and fellow artists.

Brendan spends time with his 3 year old so n Harlow.

Brendan controls the crowd at The Ossington {July 16th}

Home acoustic jam session


all images were taken using 35mm film.


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