Body Painting Competition at the Royal in Fernie, BC

This event is a fundraising made every year organized by the Royal in association with the city of Fernie and The Fernie Arts Station to carry out the “Out of the Box Project” which concept is putting Art in unexpected places, to accomplish it a certain number of dumpsters in town are painted by local talented artistes.

It is my third year making the photographs for the Body Painting Competition and I can not believe how fast time has gone!!

My first approach was on 2014 when I just went for a coffee at Infinitea carrying my camera as I was walking and taking pictures in town before that. It was when I meet Julie, (Royal’s Owner) and she invited us to take a look to see what was going on for the event of that night at the Royal.

Body Paint
Body Painting Competition 2014, Fernie, BC

That day I made a few shoots and this is my first photo of the Body Painting Competition. There was another photographer covering the event that night, I just went to watch the show, anyway I could steal some shots.


In 2015 I covered the event for first time and it was incredible seeing that much talent on artistes and performers.

Winner 2015’s Competition

In 2016  the show was as good as the year before, new participants and of course lots of talent!


Winner 2016’s Competition
Winner 2017’s Competition

This year was exciting being part again of the Competition. As a photographer I can not be more delighted to capture the process of painting and the final product of what becomes living pieces of art. This event overflows talent and creativity.
I was also pleased that one of my photographs from last year was the basis of a printed ‘fanart’ and included in the awards made by the winning artist from last year.
I have to thank Julie Comete for letting me be a part of all this magic!

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