Ghost Towns

Yesterday, I went on a little adventure with Darryl, a friend of mine from photojournalism school. She’s just moved back to Calgary after living in Nelson, BC for some time. When she was talking about moving back here, I suggested we do a photo trip to look for ghost towns in Alberta.

After several hours of doing research and mapping out our route, I had a stack of paper and a hope that these places were still standing. There’s little explanation for this, but many of these places have been leveled in the last few years. My best guess is that before the Recession (I guess that gets capitalized now) when the boom was ever-present in Alberta, people leveled the majority of these places in the hopes they could renew the land. Or maybe, they did it just to rid themselves of what they perceived as an eyesore. Continue reading “Ghost Towns”

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!