For the second year, The Elk Valley Pride Festival took place in Fernie, BC, and I was the photographer again.
That was the name of this magical event, dancing and singing were reuniting in the heart of nature. Sonia Roy and Melanie Jolicoeur, both dedicated teachers made of this workshop a unique and marvellous magic time for all the assistants. After my short visit there I came back full of energy, loving nature and wishing to sing more than ever, even I am a really bad singer! This was just some sort of magic!
Thanks to all the people involved on it, I’m looking forward to be there the next time.
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.
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.
In 2016 the show was as good as the year before, new participants and of course lots of talent!
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!
This weekend was a busy one! Because of Earth Day Celebrations, Wildsight Elk Valley made a wonderful event: Trashy but Flashy Fashion Show.
Participants confectioned a dress made of recycling materials, they had to show and compete with their creations. It was impressive how creative and talented they were with their making!!
Here are some of the photographs I made, I definitely was so inspired with these designs!!
But this amazingness doesn’t end there! The fashion show was full of energy and beauty!
And of course it couldn’t miss music!!
And the winner were the Drawing buddies Team, with their “Wing it” creation!
It was certainly an amazing event!!!
Every Easter weekend in the Canadian Rockies area, specifically at the Koocanusa Lake, lots of people get together for a long muddy weekend celebration. This event gathers people from Alberta, British Columbia and Montana for camping, having fun and the most important: driving / riding into the mud.
People say this event has been happening since they remember when they were children. There’s any kind of regulation for it, anyone who wants can be part of it, and it’s free. The only requirement to join is following the forest BC laws and to own a good truck to ride into the mud.
Adults and children have go muddy and have fun!
View of the Koocanusa Lake in Spring Small quadratec going out of the mud Child on his motorbike In our way out we got stuck too! That good soul who was around pulled out with a chain our pickup with his truck! Such a fun experience!