LINDSAY ANNE DELANEY
As a strong, successful female photographer in a male-dominated industry, Lindsay Anne Delaney is undoubtedly leaving her indomitable mark on the Canadian fashion scene. A trailblazer for inclusivity, Delaney owns and celebrates her beautiful curves in an industry that typically promotes über-thin models and an unrealistic body image. Born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, she enjoyed all the benefits and charm the small town has to offer; indeed, she attributes her firecracker personality to her East-coast roots. Her career aspirations, however, drew her to the big city. Venturing off to study at the New England School of Photography in Boston would prove to be the catalyst that would set these plans in motion. She then completed the Visual Arts program at the College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, followed by a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with a major in photography) from NSCAD University.
In the years following, Delaney has become a household name amongst Canada’s most influential celebrities and fashion elite. She has worked with leading designers and influencers including Sylvia Mantella, Jason Priestly, Cindy Sampson, Laura Vandervoort, Christopher Bates, Stephan Caras Designs, Sebastian Giovinco, Pascal Labelle, House of Dalla, and more. Some of her more recent projects include a campaign for HotelX Toronto, Walmart’s campaign for the Joan Kelley Walker Collection, shot on a Yacht in the Toronto Harbour, and multiple covers for Vitalize Magazine and Preferred Men’s Magazine. Each of these shoots featured a tight production team working in interesting locations around Toronto. Her crowning accomplishment in 2019 was a magazine cover/editorial turned art exhibit, starring Kim Cloutier and Mikhael Kale’s garments, shot in the abandoned lower bay subway station entitled, "Lower Level". Each of these projects allowed Delaney, who is known for her ability to get the shot quickly, to use her environment to tell a story with fashion at the forefront. In September of 2019, Delaney had the honour of being sent by Preferred Men’s magazine to Turkey on a press tour, officially igniting her second passion as an editorial travel photographer. In December 2019, Delaney made her debut on Cityline as the designated photography specialist.
A strong, vivacious woman, Lindsay Anne Delaney is definitely forging a path for herself in the industry that stands out amongst her peers. Grateful for the mentors she’s had and the support she’s received in the industry, Lindsay gives back by collaborating with peers, mentoring those new to the industry and always supporting her fellow Canadian talent. What makes Delaney’s photography so unique is her ability to create art through forming relationships; she always makes her subjects and clients feel both empowered and comfortable. As you can see in the high-quality images she produces, Delaney skillfully captures her subject’s strength, by combining her ability to connect with her subject with polished and elaborate art direction. Her photo style doesn’t follow any trends, but rather focuses on the emotional connection of the subject with the viewer. Delaney’s photos are not over processed or over-retouched, rather her lighting is strong and crisp. Her masterful images are not only impeccably shot and planned, but they are characterized by loyalty and connection to her viewers, her clients and her subjects.
During the global pandemic Delaney managed to direct, creative direct, edit, shoot, produce, and deliver her first fashion film starring Cindy Sampson dressed in vintage Stephan Caras. This took place all while filming with no electricity or running water, in the middle of the woods. It doesn't get more east coast then that. The film was officially selected by CANIFFF and nominated for best Fashion Film. Delaney herself also graced the cover of Beyond Fashion Magazine in December 2020 clearly stating that she has officially earned her seat at the table as a trail blazing Creative Director to be on the lookout for. Her visual eye goes beyond photography and this Newfoundlander is dead set on making her mark internationally as an artist. Period. Her work hangs on the walls at the Emily Harding Gallery, Sylvia Mantella's personal home and most recently at the restaurant Dundas and Carlaw in downtown Toronto. Delaney adds more value to digital art world every time she leaves her door through her social media platforms and beyond. The best part... she is just getting started.