Internationally-renowned for his vast body of work dating back to 1986, having shot
more than 3,000 shows in his career, including 100+ concerts of The Tragically Hip, Beland has enjoyed second-to-none access to shows as the exclusive tour and promotional photographer for The Tragically Hip and Nickelback. Beland has also photographed 11 Glastonbury Festivals, 2 Woodstock Festivals, and several Lollapaloozas and Edgefests.
As one of the most celebrated and prolific music photographers of his time, Beland’s range of work has captured candid and sentimental moments from musical legends that celebrated popular music’s depth and eclectic breadth.
Over the years, Beland’s photographic contributions have been recognized with numerous awards and nominations, including a Juno Award nomination in 2004 for Album Design of the Year in Gord Downie’s album, Battle of the Nudes. Beland has also received the distinction of a Canadian Country Music Award for his work in Jason McCoy’s Greatest Hits CD, and a Canadian Country Music Award nomination for his photographs within Johnny Reid’s album Kickin’ Stones. Beland’s photographs have also made appearances in well-known publications, including Rolling Stone, SPIN, Mojo, Kerrang!, People, and MacLean’s.
Following a 7-year stint of shooting shows at the Casino Rama Resort, Beland has been the in-house live music and VIP Meet and Greet photographer at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort since 2007, where over 200 of his photographs are on display in a “permanent gallery” backstage and across the walls of the theatre lobby.
Currently, Beland is a tenured professor for the Digital Photography Program at Lambton College, a program he specially designed and created for the institution.