My Night In Nine: Creative Director, Robbie Stilez

Posted by Jen McNeely, May 09, 2016
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Moody, dark, and at times dangerous, Robbie Stilez' distinct photo style has attracted a huge following on Instagram. He is a member of #TheLast6 photography collective, and is perhaps best known for his shots from high above that often beg the question, “HOW DID HE DO THAT?” (By stepping out onto a ledge and holding tight to a railing, that's how). Over the phone, Robbie shares that sometimes a gust of wind will appear, and he has to trust himself to hold on tight. (EEEEK! Shivers just thinking about it.)

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In between shooting skyscrapers in Tokyo and mountainous terrain in the outskirts of Vancouver, Robbie joined us for a night at The Drake Hotel. Arriving late after a Raptors Game, he wandered the hotel in the wee hours, documenting the stillness and quiet following a packed Canadian Music Week lineup.


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Robbie's photos of The Drake Underground and the lobby are – in a word – cinematic.

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His shots show off interior spaces, except one, which is a window shot from Robbie's room. “For me it's always about the view,” says Robbie, who was surprised to catch a glimpse of the world's tallest freestanding tower from West Queen West. “I didn't know you could see the CN Tower from The Drake! When I looked out the window in the morning, I was like, ‘Whoa! That's a nice view!’ I thought that was really cool.”

It is cool, Robbie. You're cool.

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Next week Robbie is heading to Beijing to snap pics of The Great Wall of China. You should definitely follow along.

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