Thursday, June 5, 2008

What a GREAT Day!

I got so much accomplished. And the nice part that was QQ was here all day. I usually have a difficult time getting much done when it is just her and I, but she is a bit over two, and starting to be interested in her own things for little pockets of time, which gives me more time. I just hope she doesn't stop napping anytime soon.

Today I was able to work on some custom pendants for a fellow photographer. Then, I wrote an article for JPG Magazine, which I uploaded to their site. I am truly hoping that they will feature it in their print magazine, in the issue where they will be featuring Polaroid portraits. Here it is: It is about my series Human/Nature.

The icing on the cake was that I was able to attend a lecture tonight at the Whyte Museum. There were two speakers, Lauren Wheeler of Carleton University presented Imaging Place in Winter: Photographic Albums and Growing Up in Banff, Alberta in the 1920's and Parks Canada's Kathy Rettie presented Studying People in Mountain National Parks. I was interested in going because I hope to write for several grants, including one from the Banff Centre's Mountain Cultures Program, to do a documentary on Seniors in Banff who grew up here and continue to live here. The lectures were both interesting and educational. I like to go and listen to others speak about projects that are similar to ones I am working on because sometimes I am better able to put into words what I am trying to do by listening to someone else speak eloquently about their work. I find that to be one of the most difficult parts of my work. One thing is for sure, I feel blessed to live in Banff, a place rich in history and its own unique mountain culture.

1 comment:

sheasy said...

WOW! You have been busy! You are amazing in how you juggle all of your interests and work and Q! Can't wait to read your article (and crossing my fingers you make it into the printed mag)!