Our most recent collection Mystic Island is a homage to the great Canadian wilderness and the stunning landscape of our homeland. Planning this shoot during a global pandemic was no easy feat, but it also brought us (TAMGA co-founders Eric and Yana) back to our roots - no big crews or fancy equipment, just the two of us and an incredibly beautiful location. It's undoubtedly our favourite shoot to date!
Shooting TAMGA campaigns can be a bit tricky in the winter months given the weather, and with the COVID travel restrictions, we've had to keep all out photoshoots local for the last year. March is still a pretty snowy and cold in Toronto where we are based, so for Mystic Island we decided to get on a domestic flight to the west coast where the temps are mild and the environment is lush and green.
We arrived to Mayne Island where we would spend 3 days staying in a gorgeous eco-friendly cob home we found on AirBnB. The unique cob house is situated on an organic farm looking out over cows, sheep, and acres of fields and forest, and was constructed by the owners Shanti and Don themselves using straw and clay from the farm! The space is rustic, whimsical and truly captures the vision for Mystic Island. With a wood-fired stove in the living room, an outdoor shower, skylight windows through a green roof and and antique furniture, the cob house is something out of a fairy-tale book. With Eric behind the camera and me modelling, we shot 18 looks all over the small island - from the farm, to the forests, winding roads and the coastline (with seals and deer watching). Scroll down for a #BTS video + some snaps, and check out the full campaign shoot here.