It’s always a treat when Chris and I each get a copy of a new camera when we shoot an episode, so not only can Chris take photos and video, but I can film the entire episode on the camera in question. That was the case when we went to Sedona for our A7R III field test. You can find out Chris’ thoughts on the A7R III in the embedded video, but I wanted to give my impressions using the camera the way I do every week, shooting our show.
After a busy day shooting, Angela Gzowski’s shared a few details about her evocative portrait photography with me as snow lightly fell outside her home in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Her work is bold and gritty, and she’s a damn good storyteller. Melissa Renwick has earned the reputation of being a great documentary photographer – she’s been named one of the best in Canada. Her work is currently featured in an exhibition in Rome called 30 Under 30 / Women Photographers, presented by Photo Boite. She has also been recognized by The Magenta Foundation, COPA, and was the News Photographers Association of Canada’s Photojournalist of the Year for 2015 and 2016.
I shouldn’t have stopped where I stopped and I shouldn’t have walked where I walked.
I was just outside the Waterton townsite, not far from the turn to the golf course. There was a stand of aspens there, their trunks stained brown with smoke, the forest floor around them burned black. I wanted pictures.
We are honoured to have a new mural painted by Mat (Mateusz Napieralski) from A Gust of Wind Studio, as part of a Calgary Arts Development project. Mat creates multidisciplinary designs, and has been based in Calgary since October 2016. “As soon as I arrived here, I became inspired by Canadian culture, outdoor-living and my new surroundings. Since then, I’ve been focusing more on nature, and organic shapes and forms. I’m always trying to translate it into my graphic, bold style of work.”