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When writing a blog about your own photography it is very hard not to sound self serving, but it is something that needs to be done. I haven’t posted in awhile and some big things have happened over the last 2 months. From the flood portraits, my first, second and third cover and joining Stocksy United after winning their monthly assignment for back to school. You can check out my small library at www.Stocksy.com/Robinson Things are picking up for the fall and I am looking forward to everything coming up in the near future. And now some photo highlights!
Today I went down to Bow Crescent in Bowness, again basements and some main floors of houses devastated. People are doing their best to get the water out as fast as they can so maybe they don’t have to knock down their property. The overwhelming support has been felt across the city with volunteers showing up on door steps to help with the clean up of random home owners. I would think this happens everywhere, but then again… Who knows. All I can say it is amazing to witness the community pulling together. So here are some of the faces from Bow Crescent. Please give it up to all the volunteers and victims, everyone is working hard.
Well here we are in the clean up stage in Calgary after a flood devastated Southern Alberta this past weekend. I went out into some of the hardest hit communities along the Elbow river to see how much damage there was, and there was a lot. Some people lost everything in their homes, and it was for some it was very somber, but the silver lining in it all was the way Calgary pulled together for each other. Friends and family all showed up to lend a helping hand to the those affected by the River.
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and the Red Cross is also accepting donations. Or take a page out of the many of the volunteers book and just head down and help someone who needs it, lots to be done.
So waaay back in the Summer of 2012 I was commissioned by Alberta Views to shoot portraits of three women for an article written by Miranda Martini called “Women in Charge” The portraits were of Melanie Léonard conductor of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Sherri Brillon CFO of Encana and Danielle Smith the current leader of the Wildrose Party. Well it was published this month and here are the photographs they published. It was a great experience, the Art Director Beate Wichman trusted my style and allowed me a lot of freedom. And now Photos!
A couple of weeks ago I got a new (used) Camera. It is an 8×10 large format camera. Having never used one in my life it was a bit of a challenge to work with, but after some trial and error and some patience from my lady friend Jolene I was able to get a couple of shots! And Voila! My first 2 paper negatives. For those of you who read my blog and are like “Shaun, I don’t know what you mean when you say, Paper Negative.” Well the short explanation is… back in the days of the darkroom, you would print on paper. So you take that paper and you load it into the camera just as you would do with film. The catch is the sensitivity of the paper is like 4ISO, unlike film which typically ranges from 50 to 800. Therefore you have to have a model who can just sit there super still! And thats when you ask your girlfriend to come and pose for you because she owes you! Then you take that paper out of the camera, develop it in some magic chemical mixture and you end up with a negative image. Anyway enough rambling. Pictures!!!!