alberta

photography

Seniors' Falls Prevention

This summer I had the opportunity to do some photography work for the University of Alberta's injury prevention team, The Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research (ACICR). Every November they try to raise awareness about how serious falls can be for seniors, and they use a campaign called Finding Balance to do it. The campaign is Alberta-wide, and is dedicated to helping seniors prevent a fall before it happens so they can stay active and independent.

The campaign has 3 key messages: Keep Active, Check Your Medications, and Watch Your Step. They added a new message about dizziness to the campaign this year, so I was hired to take photos for their website and print materials. Below is a poster about that message featuring one of my photographs.

Spread the word! Tell the seniors in your life that falls are not a natural part of aging and can be prevented!

event photography, non profit, photography

An All White Affair

Earlier this month, I was asked by a good friend of mine Dannielle J. Oswell to help her photograph a fundraiser for Movements Dance Ensemble, the 5th annual All White Affair. Self styled as a "Hampton's style event," guests clad in white from head to toe mixed and mingled at the award winning Con Boland Garden in Riverdale, Edmonton.

The afternoon provided jazz music, dance, an auction, delicious Carribbean food and some local celebrity appearances. The highlight of the event was the fashion show, featuring a tribute to the colour white by local fashion designers Kelly Madden, Kelsey McIntyre, Natasha Lazarovic, Lisa Marie Sciroli, Jessica Halabi, Andrea De Ocampo and Pauline Anderson.

The turnout was great, and the fundraiser was a huge success. Below is a small sampling of the photographs I captured that day. Enjoy!

 

photography, portrait photography

Steampunk

This past weekend I was invited to join a group shoot at Fort Edmonton Park with a pretty awesome theme: Steampunk. I first discovered Steampunk some time last year when I was surfing around on Photobucket and found this image, which I thought was pretty neat. Steampunk fashion is pseudo-Victorian, and has strong ties to fantasy and science fiction. To quote Wikipedia:

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.  Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc.

Although I have my regular group of "photonerds" that I hang out and shoot with, I figured this group shoot would be a good opportunity to meet a few new photographers and shoot a few models I'd never shot before. Not to mention the super cool location that is Fort Edmonton!

Most of the models I had the opportunity to photograph had little-to-no experience modeling, they're just big fans of the Steampunk style and had put a lot of time and effort into their costumes. A big thanks to all the models and photographers who came out, and a special thank-you to Ian MacDonald of Aragondina Photography for setting the whole thing up!

Click the image below to see more of my shots from the day on flickr.

 

event photography, local business, non profit, photography

Al Fresco

This past Saturday was quite possibly the best day there will be this summer. Edmontonians from all walks of life came together to party in the street downtown at the 3rd Annual Al Fresco 104 Street Block Party!

It was a wonderful celebration of diversity and community, and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. Entertainment was provided by local bands, djs, fashion designers and opera singers, and there were extended patios into the street for the restaurants/bars along 104 Street, as well as street food vendors, BBQs and a wine tasting tent compliments of Devine Wines.

All proceeds went to the E4C school lunch program: www.e4calberta.org

Click the image below to see my flickr album of the entire day!