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summer in the snow

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Model: Catherine B, awesome model who braved the cold for an hour with a summer dress and even went barefoot on the snow!




Days of Winter

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Written by Faby

February 6th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

My life in 2011

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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

Ultra-conservative places

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!

Wheeler Hut

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Overdue post about my trip to Roger’s Pass in BC. It’s been a couple months and the fun stories and ordeals have been cut short. It made me realize how important it is to blog something shortly after it has happened; if you wait too long, all the reflections and learnings are summarized into a few ‘fun facts’ and become foot notes as opposed to a story. I’ll try to remedy that in future posts.

Trip started with roads made of snow. This is pretty much all we saw for 4 hours.

Got stuck between two Avalanche control points. Fortunately, we got to a warm and cozy lodge where we could wait. Unfortunately, the wait was longer than time itself; but waiting is not so bad if you are with awesome people, drinking beer and eating wings, so overall, getting stuck was not so bad.

Got to take a few shots of the place. There wasn’t much to see around other than huge, mean mountains made of snow

Almost at the hut. The amount of snow was unreal. The guys shoveling our way through the parking lot, the girl taking photos. I always get away with doing the easy stuff.

Kirk looking intense. I love getting people’s portraits the moment they look around when you call them

I was holding up the line by taking photos of the guys behind me every few steps

Some of them got ahead. Very ahead.

Kirk rehearsing mountaineer poses of triumph

Me, trying too hard

The view on the way to the cabin was amazing

The Wheeler Hut! A little hidden gem in the middle of nowhere Illecillewaet

The back of the cabin. Where everyone dropped their snowshoes and bags. Also the space between us and the washroom. See below:

The washroom was outside – which meant that anytime you had to go, you had to walk out in the cold with a flashlight and face many ordeals, like slipping and falling in a frozen pool of pee. To spare you from the horror stories about this washroom, I’ll just say that portable toilets are luxurious and spotless compared to this one.

In the cabin: Kirk wrapping himself up in his new sleeping bag

He really liked it

stalker photos

The light was so pretty that I couldn’t help but giving him directions about where to sit, where to look and how to pose.

we all gathered in the dinning room to play games and get to know everyone else

Curt, the organizer, did an awesome job at bringing everyone together

Everything in this cabin was powered by a propane system. There was no electricity: the lights were powered by gas.

Two sisters and very awesome and funny girls. Wish I could remember their names!

home-made brownies courtesy of Andrew Mould!

Doug showing some brie and bread. Everyone brought plenty of awesome snacks

the back room in the hut, one of my favourite spots. Mostly because of the wooden stove that kept everything warm and dry.

more eating

I’m almost never in the photos, so there.

An inside joke about a food baby or real baby

This photo reminds me of a scene from TV. People were taking drinks to the roof where they had built a slope made of snow to slide on. Wish I had pictures to share but: Drinks + slippery snow + no light = no place for me and my camera. It looked fun from below, though.

Here you can kinda see the slope and people playing on the left side of the roof where some one left a trace of red light from their headlights

since I couldn’t go up there, I turned around and took some long exposure shots of the sky. My adventure was cut short when people coming down from the slide came around my view and shined their headlights on the camera.

feeding more wood on the stoves

It was so warm and cozy, it was hard not feeling sleepy

cribbage: a game I gave up trying to understand in the first two minutes of playing. Instead I went on a portrait tour around the house:

Doug and Steve

Andrew

François

Jon

Doug and Steve again

Jon again

Amanda

Jenga time!

Curt and Jon

The next morning. Half of them asleep, gone hiking or hang over

Kirk standing on a bridge made of snow. Me, safely on solid ground. I went on a little hike just to feel that I didn’t miss out. That much snow scares me. Specially if you are in avalanche country.

so much snow. so much fsking snow

gargantuan trees make people look tiny

Written by Faby

May 9th, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Night Lights

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Doing street photography in a snowing, -20C weather is a bit of a challenge. As my hands go numb, my legs itch from the cold and my viewfinder fogs, I call it a day with only a few shots . Winter wins again.

A person walking in the middle of the alley would’ve been a nice touch.

Steam coming out from the ground floor of The Bow

Shadow pattern.

“Sometimes you just have to turn around” – Severin Koller

Cars where leaving steam trails on the street. Cool effect with light and snow.

More shadow patterns and steam from cars on the right

Chinese Here

20th of a second.

hand-held 10th of a second of a colourful advertisement, though, not sure about what.

Guy runs past me. Probably got too cold to walk.

Lucky shot. Car with really blue headlights drove by as I was taking this photo.

Neon lights, last bus, last passenger.

Written by Faby

March 12th, 2011 at 12:56 am