Introducing “Makers in the Raw”

It started when I began organizing local handmade markets. Applications would come in from hopeful artists eager to sell their goods to Calgary’s many handmade supporters. Included in their applications were photographs of their work, descriptions of their process, all to be juried by myself and my co-organizers.

It was easy to see how many talented people there are in Calgary. These artists take seemingly mundane materials and transform them into something beautiful. They make everything one could possibly need, from fashionable clothing to elegant home goods. It leaves me feeling a little awestruck and throughly impressed. Continue reading Introducing “Makers in the Raw”

Winner of the Bridgestone Photo Contest!

Bridgestone Photo ContestEvery year, photography students across Canada are challenged to create a new advertisement for Bridgestone Tires. At each qualifying school, there are prizes for first, second, and third place entries, with the first place entries going on to be judged for a final grand prize.

Since a lot of the material Bridgestone sent to us emphasized the safety of their line of tires, I chose to go that route for my photograph. My friend Desiree had recently given birth to a lovely little girl, so I asked to borrow her baby and stick her in a tire. Of course, Desiree said yes. Thank goodness my friends trust me!

So this was my entry for the contest and I won first prize at SAIT for it. Unfortunately, I didn’t win the grand prize, but I can’t complain about where I finished!