Stories

Caivan


A lot of times we are asked to create images for a homebuilder/community. The people at Caivan graciously contacted us to do just that. In addition to the neighbourhood and lifestyle photos, we also photographed their award winning team.

A mother and child in the bathroom of their home
A couple in the kitchen of a home cooking
A couple in the kitchen of their home standing behind the island
Children on a bedframe laying on the bed
A series of homes with flowers in the foreground
A couple walking along the side walk in front of beautiful townhouses.
Two small children riding scooters down a sidewalk
Children running along a path through a small field in across the street from some houses
Small children running infront of a playground
A man dressed in all black standing at the desk in an office building
A woman standing in an office at a desk
A man standing in an office at a desk
A woman standing in an office at a desk
A woman standing in an office at a desk
A woman standing in an office at a desk
A man standing in an office at a desk
Two people working at a desk having a discussion
A person organizing a desk
Two people working at a desk having a discussion
A person organizing a desk
Two friends greeting each other, one holding a baby at the front door of a home
A porch with some steps and an open red front door to a beautiful home
A woman sitting at the back step of a home with her dog
A back step with a brown back door and empty wicker chair
A beautiful midcentury grey home
Men standing in a newly built kitchen
Man standing in a newly renovated kitchen smiling
Man standing in a newly renovated kitchen smiling
Man standing in a newly renovated kitchen smiling
Man standing in a newly renovated kitchen smiling
Kids playing street hockey on a sunny day
Kids sitting in the grass taking a break from playing street hockey
Kids walking along a sidewalk with backpacks on
Kids walking away towards houses with backpacks on
An empty sidwalk street bordering a series of newly built homes
Kids riding their bikes on a grassy path bordering a small river
A closeup shot of children riding bikes
A small family walking with their children in front of a playground
An empty sidewalk in front of a children's playground
Two mothers pushing baby strollers infront of a playground
A father pushing a baby in a swing
A father and son climbing on a rope section of a playground
Families gathered under a gazebo
Families walking along a grassy path towards homes
Beautiful red and orange fall trees on a sunny day
People walking on a path infront of fall trees
Kids playing on monkeybars at a playground
Kids playing hopscotch
A family walking along a gravel path with orange and red trees in the background.

Westjet


Being frequent fliers and also supporters of Westjet, we were happy to have had the opportunity to take photos of the new swanky lounge at the Calgary Airport. Working alongside Nick Thomas and his video crew, we spent three days shooting and documenting the space. Thanks Oliver Agency and Westjet!

A family entering the 'family space' in the new westjet lounge
A family in a room resting while a young boy plays on a rock climbing wall
An ipad with a prompt to scan a boarding pass for entry into a lounge
A man scanning his boarding pass from his phone to enter into the lounge
A server greeting a table in a restaurant with a bar
A man and woman sitting at a bar while eating and drinking
A wide angle shot of the entire room of a restaurant in the airport
A woman relaxing in a large lounge chair in the airport
A woman sitting at a table reading in the airport lounge
A man stiting on his laptop in a booth in the airport lounge
A man and woman sitting in large lounge chairs in the airport lounge
A wide angle shot of a bar where a man sits to have a drink in the airport lounge
A woman sitting in a comfortable chair smiling in the airport lounge
A man sitting in a comfortable chair smiling in an airport lounge
A shot of the airport lounge restaurant with no people
A shot of the booth seating in the airport lounge, no people
An empt shot of the airport lounge seating area with no people
An empty shot of the bar at the westjet airport lounge
An empty shot of the seating area and electric fireplace in the airport lounge
The WestJet Elevation Lounge sign on the front door in blue lettering

Real People Right Next Door


Our Vancouver studio is located in a little neighbourhood called Hasting-Sunrise. What struck us initially about the neighbourhood was the sense of community. The small business owned by the people who lived nearby. From the local butcher to the shoemaker, this place is full of interesting people and perhaps is one of the last "great" neighbourhoods. We decided to document it before it changes. The photos ended up being used as our annual Self -promotion calendar.

A merchant stands in his shop in front of racks of large, labelled spice jars
A man stands in a kitchen cooking while cooked birds dry in front of him
A man stands on a street corner at night
People crossing a street at dusk while the headlights of cars waiting at the light illuminate them
A neon sign for a restaurant in the shape of a boot
A neon sign for a restaurant in the shape of a boot at dusk
Two small storefronts viewed from the street with an inflatable cartoon man on the roof flying around
A person stands infront of neon signs at night
A man walks his two poodles at night as they stand on either side of him
A corner store front at night
An awning that reads "East End Billiards, Arcade" at night
Power lines and telephone poles at dusk
A shot of a Vancouver city street at sunrise
A street sign that reads "E Hastings Street" in amonst powerlines
The shadow of someone walking infront of a closed market
Birds on telephone wires
A shadow cast by metal bars on the ground
An empty street shot at sunrise, lined with parked cars
A woman who stands in a shop with odds and ends around her
A shot of a wall with the windows and doors closed
A woman standing in front of an art collection storefront
A man standing in a billiard hall with a pool cue in his hand
A shot of a store with a sign that reads "BK Market" at night
A person tries on a top hat with a feather in a clothing store
A man stands on a tattoing table in front of a window in a tattoo parlour
A man sitting in a window having a cup of coffee
A man in a toque standing infront of a bar
A man standing next to a bike that is being repaired in a garage
A woman standing in a clothing store smiling
A man standing in a shoe factory with an apron on next to machinery and shelves of shoes
A woman sitting on a bar stool in a cafe
A person sitting in a barber's chair with a neon sign behind her
A man standing in a barber shop leaning on an empty chair
A woman standing in a white dress infront of a wall of clothing
A storefront with a sign that reads "Viet Thanh Market"
A dog in a red sweater tied to a fire hydrant
A man standing against a wall with a red wagon spraypainted on it
A woman in a toque standing in front of a store entrance
A small neon sign that reads "Eat and Drink here"
A person looking into a store window
A wall of old posters that have been removed but small remenants of each remain
A person walking in front of a wall with a bumble bee spraypainted on it
A person walking with an umbrella
Two people sit in a guitar shop, the man holds a guitar in his hands
Two butchers standing in a shop with aprons on
A person holding a pint of beer behind a bar
A woman standing in a cheese shop with an apron on
People shopping at a farmers market with a stack of oranges in the foreground
A person sitting on a bus bench with a closed umbrella
A man standing and smiling in a record shop
A woman sitting at a desk and smiling
a person sitting in a barber's chair in front of the mirror
A woman standing on the street, smiling
A group of 6 people sitting at the bar in a restaurant wearing their uniforms
Two women standing in their shop smiling at eachother
A man and woman sitting at the bar of a mordern restaurant

Cabin Brewing Company


We are happy to have some good friends who started their own craft brewery. We were asked to get some photos of the taproom as well as shoot some product and create some instagram posts. Head over to the Barley Belt in Calgary and visit Cabin and tell them Roth and Ramberg sent you.

An empty shot of Cabin Brewing Company's seating area
An empty shot of Cabin Brewing Company's seating area
An empty shot of Cabin Brewing Company's bar and till
An empty shot of Cabin Brewing Company's seating area
A beer flight with a small note listing the beers on a table
Someone holding a pint of beer
Empty Cabin growlers sitting on a table
Three shiny metal kegs with the word "Cabin" on them
A hand pouring a pint of beer from the tap

Dayton Boots


Dayton Boots has been an East Van institution since 1946. Originally started as a workboots for lumberjacks, it has expanded into custom leather boots that will last a lifetime. There was a time where if you wore Dayton's you were banned from the bar, too many barroom brawls perhaps? Regardless the tradition continues today and the place itself hasn't changed much over the years.

Wooden shoe-shapers
Three leather shoes
A man sitting on a motorcycle in the street
A man sitting and his leather shoes the focal point of the photo
A man standing in a baseball cap in front of a door
A man riding a motorcycle on the street
A man riding a motorcycle on the street
A man riding a motorcycle on the street
A person walking in the woods
A man sitting in front of a window
A person walking in the woods
Two people walking through the woods
A man and woman hugging in the woods
Two people standing in a hug, shot from the waist down in the woods
A man and woman hugging in the woods
Two people standing in a hug, shot from the waist down in the woods
A woman walking along tree roots in the woods, from the knees down
A woman walking along tree roots in the woods, from the knees down
A person holding up a leaf that resembles a long feather against a tree
A shot looking from the ground up of all the tree tops on a sunny day
A shot looking from the ground up of all the tree tops on a sunny day
A woman standing on a dirt road in the woods
A man standing on rocks, focused on his leather shoes
A man standing on rocks, focused on his leather shoes
A man standing on rocks
A man standing on rocks by a river bed
A man standing on rocks by a river bed, focused on his leather shoes
A man standing on rocks by a river bed, focused on his leather shoes
A man sitting on a boulder directly beside a river bed
A woman standing on the rocks by a river bed, the shot focused on her leather shoes
A woman standing on the rocks by a river bed, the shot focused on her leather shoes
A woman standing on the rocks by a river bed
A woman standing on the rocks by a river bed
A woman standing on the rocks by a river bed
A woman standing on the rocks by a river bed
A woman standing on the rocks by a river bed
A woman standing on the rocks by a river bed
A person riding a motorcycle on a highway
A woman standing on the rocks by a river bed
Three leather shoes lined up next to each other
A man working in a shop filing something against a sander
Rolles of leather strips bunched together
A leather boot in a line of 5 with the shoelaces untied
A shelf in a shop with metal bars organized into wood slats
Boxes for Dayton Books stacked on top of eachother
A leather working working with a sewing machine
Wooden Clogs used to shape leather shoes in a pile
A shot of a shoe shop
Draught Taps in a bar
A can that says "Dayton" sitting on a work bench
Someone sitting on a bar stool holding a pint of beer, with the focal point being the leather shoes
A can that says "Dayton" sitting on a work bench
A can that says "Dayton" sitting on a work bench next to leather boots
A can that says "Dayton" sitting on a work bench

Elbow Room


We had the opportunity to take a variety of photos for a new restaurant in Calgary called the Elbow Room. The goal was to create images for both web and social media. By the way the food is delicious.

A series of cocktails on a bar
Empty bar stool seating
Empty booth seating at the Elbow Room
Empty dining area
Empty dining area and staircase
Draught lines and empty, clean pint glasses stacked next to it
A beer being poured from a draught line
Empty dining area and booth seating
A man in a yellow hat sitting at the bar smiling
A woman in a black dress standing at the bar smiling
A man standing at the bar smiling
A man standing in a chefs jacket in the kitchen
A man standing in a chefs jacket in the kitchen smiling
An empty dining table that has been set for customers
A server with a tattoo on their arm wearing an apron setting a table
Wine bottles lined together in a custom rack
People sitting in a restaurant being served
People sitting at a table with wine glasses smiling
A full restaurant seating for service
Chef's hands preparing a food dish
Outdoor evening shot of the Elbow Room
A brunch plate shot from overhead with eggs and avocado
A brunch plate shot from above with a carton of eggs sitting next to a plate of waffles
A beet salad and pita dish
Two cocktail glasses sitting infront of a Bullet Bourbon bottle
A flatbread being served on a pizza paddle
An overhead shot of a summer salad
A shot of a summer salad with vegetables in the background
A desert dish

Ten Days in NYC


As photographers, we always want to challenge and push ourselves to learn new things and take better photos. One thing we've never done is street photography, so what better place to practice then the city of NY. We spent ten days wandering every borough and came up with 365 photos for a one a day self promotion calendar. Below are some of our favorites.

A man in a top hat facing away from the camera
The Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge
An empty field with a sign and some bins around it
People playing soccer on the beaach
A person sitting on the beach feeding a flock of seaguls flying towards them
A man standing on the street in a hoodie
Three cops look onward at a large group of people
A woman sitting in front of a cafe
A wooden rollercoaster
A shot of the New York skyline at dusk
A large apartment wall with windows and a single metal fire escape
A person sitting at a bar stool ordering a drink
A child running in front of a metal statue
A worker selling snacks at a sporting event
A child with a toy on a leash
Feet on a subway car against a pole
A person listening to music
People playing on rocks on the beach
The American Flag blowing in the wind
A man sitting by the river on a bench looking out
Two people walking in high heels
The Brooklyn bridge
A man busking in front of a crowd of people sitting on steps
A shot of the Essex House sign
A woman standing on a barge deck looking over the river
A person running across the street
A blurry closeup of a man's face
People playing basketball
A bike waiting at a red light
A person crossing a street and a baby in a stroller
A shot of the Apollo Theater
People taking photos of the Empire State Building
People standing at a tourist point taking photos
A sign that reads "Radio"
A police officer walks infront of a poster
The Brooklyn Bride suspension rods
People walking over a sidewalk where the words "To Happiness" with an arrow are written
A blurry taxi cab driving across the Brooklyn Bridge

Newfoundland Beard and Moustache Club


We got a call from our friends at Ray Agency in St Johns Newfoundland. They had a client, the Beard and Moustache Club of Newfoundland and Labrador who were hoping we would donate our time and take photos of their members dressed up as merby's. They produce a calendar every year in order to raise funds for local charities. The obvious answer was "yes"

A group of people wearing mermaid costumes sit on rocks by a lighthouse
A group of men dressed as mermaids sit on a dock by the water
Three men dressed as mermaids having a pint in a pub
Two men dressed as mermaids sit on rocks by the waters edge
Two men dressed as mermaids sit on rocks by the waters edge
A man dressed as a mermaid sits along a garden path
A man sits by the water in grassy shores dressed as a mermaid
Three men dressed as mermaids sit on the dock by a sea plane
Three men sit in a row boat dressed as mermaids parked along the shoreline

Tequila Tromba


We were asked by the great people at Tequila Tromba to head down to Mexico and get some photos of their operations as well as some photos to show the lifestyle and area known as the Tequila Region.

A man works to harvest an Agave plant
A clear bottle of tequila sits in front of an agave plant
An agave plant field
An agave plant
Agave Plants bundled together at a distillery
The root system of an agave plant
A wide shot of a tequila distillery
A woman walking through an agave field
A man carrying a wrapped agave plant
A field of young agave plants growing in rows
A man standing in the brewhouse of a distillery
A man standing in front of silver tanks in the distillery
A man sitting at the back of a room full of tequila barrels
A man and woman with cocktails in front of them
A man standing in front of two firepits in the distillery
A bartender standing in a cocktail room shaking a drink
Someone hand carving an ink press for bottle design
A man wearing an apron standing infront of a kitchen setting
A woman standing in an office smiling

Out of the Woods


We spent some time travelling Vancouver Island, photographing and meeting woodworkers. It eventually turned into a book showing the stories and studios and work of some local woodworkers.

A man sitting in his studio woodshop surrounded by carvings
A man at a work bench carving a piece of wood
A man standing under a barn with large pieces of wood around him outside
Woodworking Tools
A man standing at his workbench in his studio
Woodworking Tools
Woodworking Tools
A wooden Bowl
A man standing in front of a large wood carving
A man standing on the inside of a round wooden structure
Petrified wood in a ball on a coastline
Woodworking tools and blueprints
A woodworking bench covered in tools
Spiralized wooden shavings
A man standing at the entrance to his woodshop
Woodworking tools neatly organized
Blueprints for a wooden canoe

Torngat Mountains


We had the fortunate opportunity to spend some time in the remote Torngat Mountains located in Labrador. To access you have to take a plane to an abandoned US landing strip, then take a boat past some icebergs until you get to the main camp. There you stay in igloo yerts and are protected by Inuit people carrying guns in order to keep the polar bears away. A life changing trip indeed as we found ourselves being in places where only a handful of people ever have had the good fortune to stand.

A large iceberg
A man in a safety vest smiling
A boat crossing a completely calm lake
An Inukshuk
Yerts at sunrise
A glacial waterfall
Clothes drying on a line behind a pink and purple sunrise
A glacial lake sitting in front of a mountain
A glacial valley
People riding out on a dingy across the water with an iceberg in the background
A person standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking a valley lake
Boats on the water at sunrise
A large mountian range
A guard walking a meadow
A valley meadow at sunrise
People standing in an abandoned airstrip around a small work truck
A glacial lake perfectly calm reflecting the mountain
Freshly caught fish lined together
A fisherman standing on a boat
Freshly caught fish being de-scaled
A sunrise over mountain ranges and a lake
A freshly caught fish
A small campsite in a meadow
A local man smiling