opening PORTRAITS of INNOVATION / by Jackie Shawn

I recently did makeup and hair for acclaimed PORTRAITS OF INNOVATION honoree’s and then attended the opening night for the launch at MaRS on May 21st. Uber large scale images are on display at Pearson International Airport for the next two weeks.

Shot by famed Canadian photographer Christopher Wahl in collaboration with MaRS PORTRAITS OF INNOVATION is a photo series that profiles top tech entrepreneurs in Ontario. I was in stimulating company every day and fascinated by their stories of how they are shaping the way we live in the world through technology as they sat in my chair for makeup and hair for the photo shoot in studio.

It was wonderful to see the honoree’s again and their final portraits up close and personal at the opening. And, of course, in sync with the theme, the portraits were displayed virtually alongside in-depth video interviews. The buzz was electric.

Check out a few of the portraits on this quick video clip I took on opening night.