This was one of the best years of my life. I did many things, travelled many places, met awesome people, spent whole days and nights planning, dreaming, star-gazing, laughing and loving. Looking back at photos from the year, I’m amazed at how many different things I got to experience. I feel extremely lucky and loved.
Snowblower makes people dance at -30C in Olympic Plaza
February 2011: Visited East Village for the first time
I met Oscar Lopez, the musician.
Dom Perignon party at 100 Wines with many Artists/Celebrities I didn’t know.
Tessa does her Trek for Tourette to help raise funds for research and support.
I go snow shoeing to Roger’s Pass in BC and get to live in a cabin with no electricity or running water for a couple of days
REAL social interaction. No phones. No music. No TV = bliss.
I meet interesting people!
I have my first gallery show for PARK’s Fashion Mixer. Vicky, Myself and Iryna got together to create the photo in the background.
Emily from Boyhood Uniformity interviews and films me for her blog
We go to Kelowna and the Okanagan to enjoy more summer
I find interesting places in Kelowna
Road of blue conservative signs
We visit an old cabin and school
And Kelowna’s own Zen Garden
We have breakfast in a funky place where they provide toys
We drive by 3 Valley Gap unique landscape
I document Ian Harding’s shoot with Sophia Models
Vicky burns her first BBQ burger of the summer
Cousins at ACAD looking at exhibits
Kirk and I travel to Vulcan, AB for Spock Days
Cousins have a birthday
Photo walk through East Village with Ian and David
July’s full moon
Toaster pets his dog at the first Protospace BBQ in Edworthy Park
The two Bens have a complex discussion about stuff
Kirk gets a hat at the Fringe Festival
Things get weid at the Fringe Festival
August 2011. We go camping at Kananaskis Upper Lake, The point.
I do a few long exposures for the meteor shower but don’t catch any meteors
We make a LOT of s’mores.
Kirk becomes a lumberjack
People get ingenious with improvising furniture
We walk back to civilization and spot a little Inukshuk
We travel to Vancouver, BC. Land of the crazies and the funkies.
Night life is vibrant
Wedding photographer gets photo bombed by guy in underwear.
Everything is green, warm and the parks smell of fresh cut grass and rain
We eat Japanese food
We see balancing rocks that seem impossible
We go to the Capilano Suspension Bridge and get soaked
We drive back to Salmon Arm, lay down on fresh grass and star gaze looking for meteors.
I see the milky way with my bare eyes for the first time in my life
The town of Salmon Arm shines and reflects in the lake at night
I take long exposures and think of distant planets while I wait for my camera’s aperture to close
We go explore, jump on logs, water and feel the sun warming our skin
Kirk jumps from log to log with ease while I observe from a safe distance
Kirk takes me for a ride on the sea-doo for the first time. I feel safer on the dock taking photos.
We go camping to Jasper, AB. Last camping of the summer.
I get my photo taken with the Inukshuks
Protospace has a BBQ at Solarbotics. We make little robots with their laser cutter.
We etch androids on our android phones
There is no free cake
We go fishing with friends at Ghost Lake, AB.
They don’t catch a fish but we have a good time and enjoy the last days of summer
Toaster makes a mouse trap
Protospace gets a new home!
December 2011: We build a Tesseract for the Christmas Tree in East Village
We spend many nights and days working on it and manage to finish it in a week.
We go to Edmonton. Kirk finds cacti fascinating at the Muttart Conservatory
The Werklunds reunite for Christmas
I went through thousands of photos and selected the ones that I find most memorable. I didn’t include any photos from photo shoots because it would’ve made this post twice as long, but those were also a huge part of my life. I got to work with so many awesome people and got to shoot and do things that fulfilled me. I look back at the year and I feel very happy to have lived so many beautiful moments. I can’t wait to see what 2012 will bring!