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EDITOR’S NOTE

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A REMINDER TO HAVE FUN!

“Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.” — Randy Pausch

MOST PHOTOGRAPHY LOVERS I know easily describe their early relationships with their first cameras as a time of magic, fun, excitement, and an explosion of creativity. And then, sadly, somehow that light can dim. Photographer Ali Penko inspired the theme of this edition when she shared her Play series with me last year. Ali’s images are a lovely reminder that the acts of photographing, investigating, and experiencing are parts of a process that started out as a small spark that was simply about play. This issue aims to take us all back to find fun, be silly, experiment, fail, and laugh.

In our PRINT edition, Joannie Lafrenière’s Playtime series takes play seriously. Writers Kerry Manders and brandy ryan share their unique analysis of this work with us. We’re playn’ with you, Dear Reader, in our Carol Sawyer/Natalie Brettschneider feature story, by Mark Walton or Walter Markson...?! I’ve been following Blake Morrow’s work online for a while now, so I was personally super excited to get him in this issue. His creative work and passion for exploring the

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possibilities in crafting crazy-fun images oozes joy. In addition, like no other photo magazine I can think of, this issue includes puzzles, prizes, and astrological advice for photographers! Looking ahead, our next issue, Fall 2021, will focus on exploring the connections between photography and the environment. The climate crisis is a global event that affects us all in big ways and small. If you’ve got an eco photography story or images to share, drop us a line. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and sign up for our e-newsletter to keep up!

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A few things we highly recommend for you to play with! TAKE THE LEAP! Jump Book by Philippe Halsman The premise of Jump Book, first published in 1959 (reissued by Abrams in 1986), is simple. Philippe Halsman asked people to jump. The folio of photographs he worked on for years includes celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Lucille Ball. As well as some uncomfortable jumpers such as J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atomic bomb) and Richard M. Nixon (father of the remorseless political agenda). And some, you realize, made it into the book only because the nation heeds the siren call of capitalism (the president of Union Carbide, the president of U.S. Rubber, the president of U.S. Steel). In the commentary he wrote to accompany his images, Halsman refers to Freud. He suggested the way a person jumped – the attitude of the body and expression of the arms – revealed the subject’s unconscious. He likened himself to a graphologist, someone who finds clues to a person’s psychology in handwriting. He deemed himself a “jumpologist.” At the time, graphology had some credibility; today, it’s dismissed as pseudoscience and jumpology has followed it down the tubes. Jump Book received accolades in its day, but it was only ever about a bunch of people jumping. Why take a second look at this collection? Can the contemporary student of culture learn anything from Halsman’s hopping humans?

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A bit of silly jumping might also be a brief moment of release in our current global pandemic era as well. Might take a bit of searching, but copies of this book can still be found at public libraries in Canada and through random re-sellers online. Images are now also found online at www.magnumphotos.com/arts-culture/philippe-halsman-jump-book

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MELISSA RICHARD Fort McMurray, AB IG: @melissarichard4

Finding humour everyday. Laughter is the best medicine.

THE WINNER! Selected by our guest judge Blake Morrow! Blake commented: “Melissa’s images of her family really capture the spirit of fun, simply and beautifully, not with a huge budget or fanfare… just a lot of heart.”



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MELISSA RICHARD Fort McMurray, AB

“Finding humour everyday. Laughter is the best medicine.” IG: @melissarichard4

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JEANNETTE BREWARD Port Hope, ON

“ I strive to create images that conjure up a smile and sense of wonder in the viewer. My goal is to reignite the childhood sense of magic and wonder in the world around us.” IG: @ohnettie




EN POINTE PHOTOGRAPHY Barrie. ON

“ The dancer model is my 14 year old daughter. I started photography in May 2020 as a COVID hobby. Together we are loving life, finding and refining our art while doing some mother/ daughter bonding.” IG: @en.pointe.photography


BRADLY JOSEPH Charlottetown, PEI

“ Chryshawnda and I felt as though we were overposing, so we decided “screw it“ just let’s just have fun and be ourselves because photography is supposed to be fun!” IG: @br0lls


ROBERT MACNEIL

Toronto, ON “ Trying to do a fashion editorial outside in Montreal for a jewellery company, however the wind had different ideas. We were all laughing so hard as the model’s (Katherine Smits) hair attacked her in the wind.” IG: @robmacneilphoto


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DAVID WILLIAMS Toronto, ON

“ I’m a street/documentary photographer and am always looking for interesting interactions between people, and also between people and their environments. My photos look to move the viewer and encourage them to weave a story from the image. In many cases, the interactions are pleasantly unexpected.” IG: @rovingeye_to


APRIL WINTER Mayne Island, BC

“ Our dog had puppies while we were in a bush camp planting trees in northern BC. Things get kinda loopy when you’re around the same people for so long without contact to the outside world. I guess the pups thought he was their mama bare :)” IG: @aprilbluewinter



HALEY EYRE Calgary, AB

“ These images are from a series I call, SOUR FACE. Each subject was willing to be surprised with a super sour candy and their expressions were documented.” IG: @haleyeyre_art


BRETT BOYD Edmonton, AB

“ For the past several years the creation of the ‘Brett Calendar’ has been a fun and silly project to gift to friends and family. For 2021, I wanted to push myself further than I ever had in the past and create a calendar of selfportraits that reflected my feelings about the state of the world. With the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine I had plenty of time to reflect on who I am, what kind of artist I want to be, and what I can do to accomplish that. In the end, I decided to pursue my ongoing mission statement of “ stupid ideas, beautifully shot.” ” IG: @tminstral & @alphabrett.soup



KATE ROY Ottawa, ON

“ SOUR is a series I created over a few dark, cold winter months. A bleak time for most people. I thought it would be fun to ask people to participate in a photo challenge without any prior knowledge of what it was going to be. A lot of people found the mystery request interesting and when they arrived for the shoot they were surprised to find out that I would be photographing them eating lemons. I wanted to demonstrate that it is possible to make something fun out of a sour situation. This project from a few years ago seems more fitting now during a pandemic than ever before. It was a tun of fun to capture their expressions. There was a lot of laughter on set. A small glimmer of happiness.” IG: @ k.ate.ro.y


STEWART MACLEAN

Charlottetown, PE “ My roommate wanted a funny photo that he could print for Secret Santa. This is the masterpiece that we came up with. It is a mix of Dwight Schrute from The Office and Napoleon Dynamite.” IG: @wanderingstew



SAMANTHA JONES East York, ON

“ This series celebrates women in the simple act of eating. I bought my each of friends a sizeable icecream cone and photographed them in the summer sun.” IG: littlevvain



NOEL CHENIER Quispamsis, NB

“ #TheSocialNoel began as a way to fill time during the COVID-19 shut down in New Brunswick. Like many, I was at home most of the day. I was bored one day and thought it might be fun to pretend to become a social media influencer. I went out in my backyard and took a silly selfie with my phone, posted it on my Instagram account and asked for advice from my followers. One follower said I should try running, so the next photo was of me running. I began taking other silly photo ideas based on the comments I received. I started doing themed shots around special days (Star Wars Day/Alien Day). Parodies and homages to pop culture stuff (Say Anything/M Night Shyamalan films). Photos based around social media influencer themes.” IG: @thesocialnoel @ nchenier



JASMINE PRECIOUS MISTRY Toronto, ON

“ I love using vibrant colours and textures to bring life and energy to my photographs. Those are the things that make me feel truly alive, and I hope my images can invoke that in each of my viewers.” IG: @jaspmistry



KAYLAN STOCKFORD Collingwood, ON

“After shooting some androgyny inspired shots for my fashion class, I decided to explore my interest of collage work and make a personal project out of it. I really pushed myself to learn and use new techniques!” IG: @kaylanmadison.imagery


MITCHELL BROWN “This is my dad, he always wanted a yellow Mustang. Mine is blue but he still had a blast! Love seeing my dad smile.”


JAOSHA BUREY-MOORE Toronto, ON

“ In 2020 we all had our own problems and found interesting ways to deal with them, one way for me was to get outside when I could. Blowing bubbles with my sisters was super fun, and I got some pretty cool photos out of it!” IG: @club.redranger & joshiee.13


THEOREN JOHANNESSEN Victoria, BC

“ During quarantine, my roommates sleeping schedule went completely out of whack. Here he is about to eat some frozen salami at 8 am. He isn’t used to seeing people around the house so he was very startled when I took his picture.” IG: @theorenjohannessen

IAN HUMBER Fredericton, NB

“ We were given an assignment t guidelines were pretty loose ot open for me to have a lot of fun getting a model for this one an make it fun that I was going to b required a little bit of help on th needed to dress my head in suc girlfriend for assistance. Once was ready... I had become a Qu IG: @ianmackenziehumber


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CYREL TORREJAS Toronto, ON

“Captured moments of my friends.” IG: @Cyrelthegreat & @shadowgallry



MARTINE MARIE-ANNE CHARTRAND Gatineau, QC

FAMILLE DE LICORNE “ Most of the time these ideas are never shared but they certainly have there place in my creative approach. For me, they are like sketches to an illustrator. They permit me to try things with no strings attached, simply for fun. We often learn more during those fun relaxing times because we are stress free.” martinemarieannechartrand.myportfolio.com lamachinesimpleamama.blogspot.ca kolajmagazine.com/artistdirectory/martine-marie-anne-chartrand


SACHI BALLAL Mississauga, ON

“ I found this picture I took of my little brother on my phone a couple years ago and thought it was pretty cute so I wanted to incorporate into my piece in some way. I’ve always thought what it would be like to be stuck in a console like in Jumanji. I decided to put my little brother and I into my Nintendo Switch and made it look all glitched as if it sucked us in.” IG: @sachii.ii

MICAH KLEIN Newmarket, ON

“ I got a unicorn horn prop, and my friend loved the idea of putting it on a pony at our barn and modelling with him. It was a short, but really fun photoshoot.”


MEAGAN PHILBRICK Sackville, NB

“This photo emanates fun, and encompass’ blissful vibes in times of little worry. With everything going on in the world right now, these are the times I reminisce about and can’t wait to enjoy again, hopefully soon.” IG: @megphilbrickphotography



GUN ROZE Toronto, ON

“ I love photographing creative collaborations, with a wide variety of outstanding artists and performers. During our restrictive COVID 2020 summer, we really needed to express ourselves as a reminder that our lives are meant to be as fun filled as possible. We jointly chose our locations and I encouraged each subject to present themselves as they desired to. The hyper saturated colours of the images convey the joy we felt during the shoot. Hasheel is an Indian classical vocalist, bansuri player and flamboyant performer. Rebecca Germaine is a master face and body painting artist.” IG: @gunroze7


ADAM K.

Vancouver, BC

“Sometimes air is the best guitar.” IG: @elkandmoth


TAYLOR RITCHIE Vancouver, BC

“I was commissioned to shoot a “fireman calendar”of the person in the image.” IG: @kidthunder


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DAVID SHUKEN Toronto, ON

1. Lovely Lola, Short Hills NJ Lola was at Trader Joe’s in Short Hills, NJ. Lola wears tairas and sunglasses I found out at Trader Joe’s often and costumes to bring up the mood of everybody she meets. Photographed in 2019 with a compact 35mm, Nikon AF35. Fuji 400 speed colour Pro 400H. 2. Paper Bag Musician I shot this photo in Toronto in the winter. I saw him a few times around town that winter. Shot with Yashica T4/F3.5 lens compact 35mm camera with T-Max 400 black and white film. 3. New Year’s Eve Lady in 2000 New Year’s Eve of 1999, into the year of 2000. There was worry at that time that computers wouldn’t understand the extra decimal place of new millennium of the year 2000. We were fine. This photo was taken with a compact Yashica T4 with a 35mm/F3.5 lens with Tri-X 400 film. IG: @davidshuken

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ASHLEY M. BOUTIN Nelson House, MB

“ Hailing from the Maritimes, Arianne French (@ arianne_french) is a fierce feminist, mother, and artist who offers an extensive range of quirk, style, and sophistication in her modelling.”

AUBIN DSOUZA Mississauga, ON

“ J ust my little puppy sitting on the grass, tired from running around.” IG: @ Cooper_dudleylab



LUKE MACBRIDE Toronto, ON

“ I have lived on 4 different continents and traveled to over 70 countries in the last 17 years. I have exhibited my work in Toronto, Valencia Spain, Shanghai and in January I will be having my latest exhibition in Accra, Ghana. Most of images could be labeled as ‘travel photography’ that attempts to show how similar we are.” lukemacbride.com IG: @luke_macbride



ATIA POKORNY Toronto, ON

“ Who hasn’t folded a paper airplane or a little boat? Here, I did that with my prints and re-photographed them. Some of them I re-shot from different angles and layered digitally. The original images were taken on trips to Newfoundland. This series can be taken as a kind of metaphor on how memory is manipulated by ourselves or by external factors.” IG: @pokornyatia


ABOVE: “I am not talking to you” BELOW: “Of course! I am listening to you”

TWINKLE BANERJEE Calgary, AB Parisian chairs tell their story “Walking around the parks in Paris, I was convinced these chairs were living a life parallel to that of ours, that there was a community thriving with similar questions and social dynamics. These chairs were all out of the same mold and yet depending on their environment and natural placement, projected individualistic character and complex relationships.” IG: @ twinklefilmandothers


JENNIFER GIFFIN Toronto, ON

“ B lack & White -The way I see photos. My Passion.”


JAN VANVEEN St. Albert, AB

“ You can’t start young enough in photography. My grandson shooting me with his newly presented Agfa camera. ;)” IG: @VanveenJF


NOAM HACKER Toronto, ON

“I aim to capture hope and optimism during difficult times” IG: @n_hackman


JULES KEENAN

Fredericton, NB

“This monochromatic self portrait was inspired by the children’s story “Coraline”, but instead of buttons, I decided to use these off-kilter plums. As a purist I wanted to avoid using Photoshop to alter any of the colours for this photo, so I dyed my hair with semi-permanent colour and created my own backdrop out of a piece of foam-core. I had a lot of fun experimenting with the creative process for this photo!”

IG: @juleskeenanphotography


LORRAINE ANDERSON Barrie, ON

“A fun Halloween inspired photoshoot.” IG: @en.pointe.photography



LUCAS DECLAVASIO Toronto, ON

“ It’s about finding the beauty in everything, even when it’s confusing or painful. So, not necessarily about fun, but about trying to be able to be fun and feel fun again. Remain positive, educate others and yourself, support one another through it all, because it’s been a tough year. I look at the chaos and decay and randomness in nature and try to tie that into the human form. Hopefully I discover a way to mentally cope with external factors and just be fun again. Photos are multi-exposure taken in-camera.” IG: ldeclavasio


ERIC SHIOZAKI Edmonton, AB

“ The idea for this photograph and adventure has been a culmination of many years and photographic attempts in the Lake Louise area of Banff National Park. The Grand Sentinel is an iconic 400-foot obelisk quartzite rock tower located near the popular Moraine Lake nestled in the Canadian Rockies. Of the two prominent climbing routes featured on the Sentinel, I chose to photograph Cardiac Arete, which follows the south-facing edge of the spire. My goal was to capture the first light to hit the tower as our team of climbers ascended the final pitch.

Due to the nature of the Grand Sentinel, the climbing is extremely exposed and airy. The climb frequently sees high winds and has sections of sharp roofs and slabs with steep drop offs visible below. The route Cardiac Arete is a high alpine climb that requires technical ability, perseverance, and a strong headspace. Myself and a tight-knit crew finally attempted this project on August 16th, 2020.” IG: @ericshio



CHARLOTTE BABAD Toronto, ON

“ For years I’ve been intrigued by the fashion of the 1960s. I love the sharp cat-eye in retro makeup, the crisp lines of mini skirts and Beatle boots, and the range of styles from hippies to Go-Go’s to Madison Ave suits. During the pandemic, I’ve found experimenting with 60s fashion a thrilling escape from the bleak state of the world. This series focuses on various styles of not only fashion in terms of clothing and makeup, but experimenting with editing techniques to achieve a dated look. So travel back in time with me, and Let’s Twist Again!” IG: @charintoronto


TANYA MURCHIE Calgary, AB

“ Experiment - soap and oil. I have never tried this before as I usually do street photography but wanted to try something out of my comfort zone.” www. tanyamurchiephotography.com



COLTON CURTIS Charlottetown, PE

“ Shaking off quarantine blues (or at least trying to).” IG: @coltoncurtis.jpg


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J. ASHLEY NIXON Calgary, AB

“Landscape of photographers. Waterton Lake, Alberta.” IG: @JAshleyNixon

CAROL JACKSON Surrey, BC

“ My camera club had a humour theme for December. Since toilet paper has been quite the THING in this pandemic, I came up with this.”

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E ROSS BRADLEY Edmonton, AB

“ ‘Nude Figure Drawing Redefined’. Captured at a street fair in San Francisco.” www.eross.ca

LEONA ARSENAULT Abram Village, PE

BROOKE MATHIESON Beamsville, ON

“ First ever batch of locally grown Ontario garlic for Old Post Farm.” www.brooklens.ca

“ My grandson, Liam, on his baptism day is feeling all grown up so he is trying to teach Peanut how to keep his tongue in his month. Obviously, Peanut will need more lessons before he graduates.“ IG: leona.arsenault


JULIA DUNN Port Williams, NS

“ This photo was taken with Kodak Gold 200 film on my Minolta X-370 in August of 2020. My older sister Hannah is pictured here, in the lavender fields of Seafoam Lavender in River John, Nova Scotia. I had a fresh sunburn covering my entire body that day so I requested we bring along her yellow umbrella to block the sun, and it ended up looking beautiful with the colour of the lavender buds. Hannah and I encourage the experience of spinning and dancing in a field of flowers - particularly lavender - it feels wonderful, and smells… incredible.” IG: @juliag.d


SARAH LEVY Toronto, ON

“ I was up at my cottage a while back, just at the end of the summer and right on the cusp of fall. I awoke abnormally early and decided to go down to the lake with a cup of coffee and my rescue pup to watch the world slowly wake up (this has been a long standing tradition I’ve always cherished, and often used to do with my grandfather when I was a child). My cottage has always been my favourite place in the world - not a million dollar listing or a piece of architectural beauty by any means, but it’s where I’ve grown up and grown into who I am. So much learning, and so many realizations have taken place somewhere between the wind blowing through the trees and the chirps and songs of wildlife echoing in the distance. This time was in no way different. Calmly looking out over the water, with a comforting, hot beverage in hand, and a loyal companion at my feet, I watched the world wake up once more. I watched a plethora of colours paint the sky and reflect across the bay. It was so still you could see the fog resting just above the water. The air was crisp and full and fragrant, and it wrapped itself around me like an old familiar blanket.

I became overwhelmed with how beautiful moments like this are, and how fortunate we are to be able to experience and truly revel in them. After this year, I think that’s what we need most; little moments.To be able to just revel in small slivers of time, allowing ourselves to breathe them in and out, fully embracing them, etching every detail into our memory. We are so lucky to have this world in all its magnificence, a magnificence that truly is right there, if we are only willing enough to seek it out, and be open to experiencing it. I hope this resonates with someone out there, who just needs to take one of these moments and decompress. I hope it helps heal those who are hurting or comfort those missing someone or something. I hope it provides reassurance that there will always be a tomorrow and chance to start over and try again. I hope it helps someone let go of something they’ve been holding onto for too long. I hope it means whatever it needs to mean.” IG: @ Sarahlevy_


HARMAN DHUDWAL Surrey, BC

“I felt as though there was a message in them.” IG: @Ascending22


THU HO

Moncton, NB “ Ice in winter creates so many interesting shapes and forms. I found these forms on my backyard deck one morning when I stepped out to breathe some fresh air.“


RUTH BERGEN BRAUN Calgary, AB

“I support a fellow named Ryan as his photography coach. He has Down Syndrome, and I try to find interesting activities that challenge us as photographers. I spied this shipping container and thought, “wouldn’t it be fun to find a dancer to photograph?!” Then I remembered... I KNOW a dancer, Quinlan Sharkey. We all had a delightful afternoon with Moving Made Easy.” IG: @ruthbergenbraun FB: @ Ruth Bergen Braun Photography


MAEVA ORIOL Montreal, QC

“ This is sports baseball photo that I turned into a pop to create additional and creative dynamism.“ (Translated from French) IG: @maevaoriol.photo


JAYDEN PAR

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PRAZANTHY RAMESH Ajax, ON

“ A Cardinal satisfied with breakfast.” IG: @naturalmomentsbypr FB: @Natural Moments by PR

SID AKSELROD Richmond, BC

“ Enjoying our nature walks during the pandemic...”


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MAIRA RIBEIRO Toronto, ON “ Not much of a story to tell: a hot day, a beautiful autumn afternoon and a dog tired of staying at home!” IG: @ mairaribeirofoto

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BRILEIGH HARDCASTLE Toronto, ON

“A visual word play.” IG: @brileighardcastle


WAYNE CHEUNG Toronto, ON

“ During the Ontario stay-at-home-order in January 2021, I was getting cabin fever and decided to head out for some exercise late in the evening. I was aware of the full moon and decided to bring my DSLR for some night photos. I shot this pic in the Willowdale area. It’s the first full moon of the year. They call it the Wolf Moon, because the at this time of the year, the wolves howl the loudest. It was so cold, I had to wait for the clouds to clear in order to see the moon.”


BRIAN LAVERY Port Alberni, BC

“ Sanding birch floors I had to wear a dust mask. I took a selfie of the alien wannabe, which I converted to a monochrome negative to create a gum print. I like mixing the paint, the chemical and the gum arabic then brushing the mixture on the paper. For the first attempt I chose a red layer followed by a black layer, plus I added some yellow by hand. But I thought I could do better. So I went for an orange layer followed by blue in the upper area. Later I added a thin black layer to the mask to improve detail and definition. As paper prints the red one is darker and most people would prefer the orange version.





HARSHAL DESAI Toronto, ON

In Flux is a series exploring interconnectedness through the paradoxical existence of flux and identity. My influences primarily include preSocratics and Taoist philosophy discourses. Through this work, I explore the paradox of perceiving something as both one and many, brought together and pulled apart, from all things one and from one all things. I construct and deconstruct these perceived identities through the superimposition of images. The resulting work is a transformative narrative showing something that is familiar and unfamiliar, a multi-layered space of objective reality. BIO Harshal incorporates a relativist perspective using photographs as raw materials to create new visual experiences to explore reality. His practice of photography as an art form is an amalgamation of myriad subjects, most repeatedly, urban landscapes, habitat, and ecology, among a range of other multitude interests. His influences expound fragments of work that include paradox as a constant paradigm shift in identity. harshaldesai.ca IG: @iamharshaldesai



IAN SELIG Halifax, NS

“ Invited my friend Julia to do some studio photos without much of a plan. Just told her to bring a couple outfits, we’d shoot on a white seamless, and go from there. Shooting on a blank canvas and including the surrounding environment is a really fun way to shoot, it gives a ‘behind the scenes’ look that is still polished.” IG: @ian.selig ianseligphoto.com



AVA MARGUERITTE

Ottawa, ON “ A lot of my work comes from a very personal place so when my sister came to me and wanted to do a high-end fashion shoot, I jumped on it. I drew inspiration from my favourite Vogue photographer, Irving Penn, and tried to channel what he would do. It was so much fun to collaborate with my sister, I’ve never worked with her in an environment that I am more comfortable in. She brought her own clothing and jewellery and I dressed, posed, lit, and photographed her. There is something truly special about being able to work alongside my sister.” avamargueritte.format.com/elizabeth


VLADIC ROSKIN Vancouver, BC

“ To spend my time through the pandemic in a creative way, I’ve been going on little day-trips in and around Vancouver to experiment with colours, textures, reflections and angles.” IG: @vladsgallery


SAMANTHA GUITAR Caledonia, ON My town



JAEDYN BOISJOLI

Calgary, AB “ Calgary’s pride parade pre-COVID, and every time I look at these images, it brings a smile to my face. Pride is a celebration of diversity, love, fun, and some very entertaining performances (plus some pretty cute dogs). I hope everyone enjoys them as much as I do and is able to find this kind of joy in their everyday life.” IG: @jaedynboisphotography


ZORAN DRAGELJ Vancouver, BC IG @attentionvan

CATHERINE COMTOIS

“ On a beautiful sunny side up morning, the historic Strip District of Pittsburgh two friends are on their way to breakfa

- I wanna get Chef Kelly’s sweet butter pancake recipe.

JOSEPH BOLTRUKIEWICZ Port Coquitlam, BC

“ Having fun in Parque Nacional Cahuita, Limón Province, Costa Rica”

- It’s gonna be eggcellent !”


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CHARLIE MCKELLAR Toronto, ON

rmilk “Taking you back to the fun we all had when we rode the ferris wheel, and for a brief moment felt like we were one top of the world.” IG: @thepho


SARAH SAROFIM Toronto, ON

TOP: My dad was excited about me picking up analog photography last summer. He looked for his cameras and tried to remember how they work. I took this photo of us using the timer on my camera, as we played with a medium format camera that he hadn’t used since his childhood. Together, we enjoy a bond of love for photography. I learn from and with him as he relearns and shares his knowledge. LEFT: This photo of my friend brings me joy. Joy is often loud, boundless, it takes up space. It’s not seen as serene, calm and content. Aysia in this picture reminds me of the subtleties of joy, and its intimacy. BOTTOM LEFT: I was pretty reluctant to dive into analog photography because it seemed intimidating but my friend lent me her point and shoot to play around with. This photo was such a joy to find because, despite the shutter getting finicky halfway through my second roll, it created a dramatic view of my brother turning a page––two moments of transitions.

IG: @sarofemme


ANIKKAH ARULRAJAH Vaughan, ON

“ Each photo holds a memory, the perspective of a photographer and how they see the world around us. Each photo showcases simple scenery we walk by all the time and it feels amazing to know I was able to capture them at the exact moment as well as being able to project them into a bigger scale than what we see.” IG: @anikkah.mp


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