I watched my senior year of high school develop, while shrouded in a darkroom and have been captivated by photography since. Never being much of a fan of having my photograph taken, our family albums are full of me scowling (much to my mom’s chagrin). It wasn't until high school that I realized I didn't have to be in front of the camera, I could be the one taking the photos. What a revelation it was to join the photo club in grade 12. I could take photos to my heart's content and then head to the school's photo laboratory where I would mix up the chemicals to develop my negatives... gently agitating the container so as not to create bubbles. Then I'd have to wait for them to dry. The best part came finally when I could get those negatives into the darkroom and see what worked out. Sometimes it was great, sometimes not-so-great, but I could do it for hours - losing all track of time, except for the timer that would alert to me move the print from the developer to the stop bath to the fixer to the rinser.
Developing a curiosity for the lives, places and objects which find me, I'm a self-described lo-fi girl in a hi-fi world, using both digital and analogue processes to bring thought to fruition.
A strong believer in the printed photograph, my work is produced in both book form and as single prints for commercial and solo projects.
Having volunteered for over ten years, with local shelters and rescues, I also use my camera as a tool to help advocate for the adoption of animals, creating everything from pre-adoption photos to thank you cards to short, engaging videos shared on social media and full-colour custom books as fundraising projects.
I live with my husband Rob and two dogs - Mr Coco, a one-eyed pug shih-tzu-ish, hot-mess mix of a dawg, and Bella-boo, the ghost dog with a wunderbite.
illustration of me and mr. c by Karin Knowlton: www.karinink.com
based in victoria, bc canada
photo usage and licensing
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