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Derek Heisler is an emerging world class photographer, conceptual designer and marketing strategist with a refined vision to break ground on the cross-continental grid of fashion media, professional sports and commercial advertising. As an internationally published and award winning talent, Derek has devoted his skill to clients such as; National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, TED, National Hockey League, and SETI. Derek has achieved five Editor Choice awards, Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) Prairie Showcase Presenters, and achieved first place in the 2011: Commercial Category - American Photo Magazine Images of the Year. Additionally, Google’s NIK Radio showcased Heisler as a featured guest on the show. Early in his career, Derek established himself as a self-taught photographer who took on visual projects as a hobby. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a technical engineering background, Heisler achieved the skill and fire power ambition to become a leader in the professional market, thus launching him forward into the global industry. Conceptual development is a strong level of detail Derek provides his clients. His portfolio boasts success in directing the client to develop a sturdy vision to drive reaction and relevancy with their brand’s demographic. In addition to his creative pursuits, Heisler has done an array of charity work to support non-profit initiatives. Derek supports with emphasis, organizations that focus efforts to inspire science and knowledge, and sports, specifically the Special Olympics. Derek feels it is important to support culture and communicative change agents by creating imagery that is not only visually appealing but dynamically impactful. Written by Jaimee Turner presents; Chantel Rae

Published February 25th, 2013 presents Chantel Rae.

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Published May 11th, 2012

"What often remains in life is the influence of those who are closest to us, far after they have shaped or molded our lives. Without sometimes recognizing the early imprints through the formative years, we later see the resemblance of those teachers or mentors. Family is our first source of teaching and they readily say, blood is thicker than water. I would agree. My father is my greatest influence in life and rightly so. From before I knew it, his story has passed along to me. It only seems natural to follow in his wisdom and guidance, not only in the interior life, but as well as on the road. This is my father. I am one of his sons. Two men. Two motorcycles. Two stories. One generation apart." - David "The Kid" Brunning

Don "The Rev" Brunning, age at shoot: 59, riding: 2006 Harley Davidson Softail Heritage Classic or commonly known as FLHTC 88 Cubic Inch. Customized by Vance & Hines pipes, stage 1 kit, 14" ape hangers, heat wrapped pipes

David "The Kid" Brunning, age at shoot: 32, ...

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Client: Michelle Whidden

Published May 2nd, 2012

Portrait session with Michelle Whidden. The images will be used on her training website and personal portfolio.

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Dominican Work

Published March 8th, 2012

All photos photographed in the Dominican Republic

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Fit is Fit

Published March 7th, 2012

Photography, direction, edit: Derek Heisler

Model: Andrew Bambury

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