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Category: Documentary

Narrowing the Scope

Having time to sit with the idea of this project has afforded me the ability to come to realizations and resolutions to problems naturally rather than forcing them. I always saw this project in very specific terms: large format black and white portraits against a white backdrop. However, after compiling my list of those involved […]

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U-City Flights

While at a travel convention in the Saskatoon Airport yesterday, I met the Business Developer for West Wind Aviation. West Wind is the parent company to Pronto airlines, which feature the most frequently scheduled flights to and from Uranium City. Flights from Saskatoon to U-City are every Monday and Thursday, with returning flights those same […]

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Saskatoon Bands

I began compiling lists of Saskatoon’s bands and individuals within the music community off the top of my head, augmented with a bit of digging, and already the list of bands is over 50 long, with  well over 100 individuals. It seems this list will only grow, as I remember more names and research further. […]

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Members of the Saskatoon Music Community

This project seems to grow every time I approach it. The question to be asked is how pervasive I will be with the documentation. Will I attempt to record on film every face of the present Saskatoon music community? Will I limit it by any means (ie: only bands at the touring level)? I began […]

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Saskatoon Music Community Ethnography

What began as a documentary portrait project has grown into a full-fledged ethnography of the Saskatoon music community. At first it was to be portraits, but interviewing my subjects seemed to be a natural and necessary progression. The focus will be on the individuals in the community and how they are interrelated, rather than the […]

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Ski Hill Project Inspiration

I feel my inspiration has come full circle, as I was telling someone about my Out-of-Season Skill Hill project and they went “have you seen Chris Snow’s work?” Snow happens to be a fellow photo student at Concordia, and as I think back, I remember seeing his beautiful large-scale prints of what I now remember […]

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Repercussions of Canada’s 2012 Federal Budget

In a move away from the ideals of slow journalism (which allows for more accurate gaining of insight), the new Federal budget – highlights of which can be viewed via the Calgary Herald – has reduced timelines of environmental reviews required of major resource projects. “Currently, major resource projects can take as long six years […]

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Courtney Milne

Saskatchewan-based Fine Art Photographer Courtney Milne, the man behind Sacred Earth, has done some notable work in documenting the Prairies in Spirit of the Land: Sacred Places in Native North America and has published the following books on The Canadian Prairies: Prairie Light, 1985 Prairie Dreams, 1989 Prairie Skies, 1993 Old Man on His Back, […]

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Out of Season: Ski hills

The project I’ve been planning since roughly this time last year has been my jumping-off point for the Out of Season projects. I want to photograph ski hills in the off-season: rusting chairs hanging over green lanes. It’s a collaboration of my interest in ski culture and my interest in land use and how seasonal […]

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“Green”

This image came up in class, and I find it to be such a beautiful juxtaposition. Here we have a farm of wind turbines, generating and storing power that we have come to associate with “green.” This metaphorical colour is reflected physically in the grass of the golf course, but we can see by the […]

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