Archive for October, 2009
My folks are helping out local “Play Goers” group with their current production of “Key for two” starting tomorrow night. They help with set construction, props, managing side stage, sound effects, etc. Here is a shot of my dad following the dialogue last night at the groups dress rehearsal.
I was unable to blog any of these photos until the ArtsBridge publication was out. Here are some of the photos I wanted to share.
I was hired back in June by The Allied Arts Council, to shoot some photos for their local publication of ArtsBridge. The magazine cover/back cover, features my photo of a mid day exposure of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery under construction. The photo was taken with a neutral density filter that allowed me to zoom my lens during the exposure, and create the feeling of movement through the center of the buildings. The movement can be interpreted in many ways, be it literal, moving between the two buildings that were once connected, the movement and progression of the arts in Lethbridge, or the progression of the SAAG from past, present, to future. The new building I’m told will have a new structure in between the two buildings that will allow people to see all the way down 6th, through the SAAG, and into Galt Gardens.
In addition to the Cover photo, I was asked by Anine Vonkeman of the Galt Museum & Archives, to photograph several historic sites around Lethbridge for her article. Photos included the Express Coffee Building, Old O’rileys, and the inside of the Post Office clock tower!
The cover story on the SAAG’s construction, allowed me to gain access to the interior of the building and document the renovation, as well shoot a portrait of local architect, John Savil.
To get a copy of ArtsBridge, drop by or contact The Allied Arts Council. email@example.com | 403.320.0555 | 318 7th Street S.
Foggy St. Patrick’s Church, shot on my walk to work in downtown Lethbridge.
I’ve known Cory since high school. He was the kid that threw the best parties, and the guy you would always have epic road trips with. Its been forever since I’ve hung out with my old friend, and I’m stoked to have shot his engagement, and even more stoked to shoot his and Lauren’s wedding. I’m sure its going to be one hell of a party!
Just received my new packaging in the mail a few days ago.
I remember visiting my grandma Harding quite often when I was younger. We would frequently help out at grandma and grandpa’s store on main street Taber. Grandma ran a flower shop on one side, and grandpa ran a sporting goods store on the other side. Their store was a kids treasure hunting paradise! You could find all sorts of things in the back of their store, antique toys, planes, scuba gear, old trophies, 50′s radios, you name it. It was more like discovering cool stuff in an attic of someones house then a store to me. Just blow the dust off, and it was something new to play with.
Growing up, I would still visiting grandma’s store. Instead of rummaging around in grandpa’s stuff and searching for treasure, I would help my grandma on the flower side, and ask for a few left over flowers to give to pretty girls. As long as I helped cut, and design, she would always let me take some back to Lethbridge.
Older we get, the less we seem to spend with our relatives. Its been quite some time since I’ve gone out to visit, and help out the grand folks.
My grandma just turned 75, and has been diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer through her lungs and bowels. Thanksgiving weekend, family from Calgary, Lethbridge, and Idaho came to visit. As her birthday present, we all pitched in to clean her house. It was good to have everyone together, finding treasures again in their home, old photos, radios, books and keep sakes from over the years. Just wish I was able to record all the stories I haven’t heard.
After a long day, Sabrina was cleaning out some of her old boxes she hadn’t gone through since we moved. At the bottom she found a small bag, with worry dolls inside. She told me someone gave them to her as a gift back in junior high. Before bed you are suppose to place one of your worries and dolls under your pillow for a care free nights sleep. With the ups and downs, the stressful days, and the good days, It’s all about being able to keep that positive perspective. Maybe these little dolls help throw the positive perspective back into play.