David Lasker, President;
Alan Martin, Technical Director
David’s architectural, event and product photography has been published in Canadian Architect, Canadian Interiors, Cayman Marshall Collection, Officeinsight and other venues. His product photography has appeared in advertisements, feature stories, brochures and catalogues for Borgo Contract Seating, Focus Wine Cellars, Forest Hill Optical, Ven-Rez Library Shelving and other clients.
His travel photography has been published in Cruise and Travel Lifestyles, The Globe and Mail, National Post, The Toronto Star, Zoomer and other venues; and won awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association, and the Travel Media Association of Canada.
He enjoys working on shoots with his former photography instructor, Alan Martin, Technical Director at David Lasker Photography. Alan is blessed with a comprehensive knowledge of photography mechanics, a keen eye and a creative imagination.
Our images often appear in media kits from David Lasker Communications, which specializes in media relations for design-related companies, including architecture, planning and interior design firms such as HOK, IBI Group, Perkins Eastman, and The Ventin Group Architects Ltd. (+VG);) and furnishings manufacturers Teknion, Global Group, HBF and Osram Sylvania.
David is the former Editor of Canadian Interiors and Canadian Contract magazine, Fashion & Design Editor and Fine Arts Editor at The Globe and Mail, design columnist for The Los Angeles Times Magazine and Canadian correspondent for Interior Design.
He was educated at the Juilliard School of Music (Certificate in Music Performance) and Yale University (BA, MM), where he graduated cum laude. His senior essay, The Architectural and Symbolic Evolution of the Gothic Façade in the Ile-de-France in the 12th and 13th Centuries, won the Walter Louis Erich Memorial Prize. His book, The Boy Who Loved Music (Viking Press), was an American Library Association Notable Book.
The former Principal Bass of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra can be heard as the solo bassist with Winds of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra in Canadian Panorama (Cambria CD-1227, distributed by Naxos).
Alan Martin studied photography at Langara College in Vancouver, where he freelanced before moving to Halifax to teach photography as well as shoot.
After moving to Toronto in 2006, he opened Refraction Arts studio and school, where he shot a wide range of subjects, from fashion to product and paintings. He taught many photographers, amateur and professional, in every genre. His focus now is on architecture and design, and filmmaking.
Alan teamed up with David Lasker 12 years ago; they have collaborated on many exciting projects since. Drawing on David's background in architecture and design, they offer their clients an unrivaled synergy of knowledge and ability.