Wearing my assistant hat during the photoshoot, I found power. Through a successful shoot, followed by silly bonding, we shared stories of our intuition, stories of our courage; we accepted our power and, even for mere moments, quashed our doubt
My studio is a mess. The artwork is shipped. I photographed 13 people in 4 different cities in 1 month and turned them into super heroes. But more about that later. Right now, I'm trying to process it all. I don't often share openly about what happens behind the scenes. For me, the process is as important as… Continue reading What happens to an artist post-production? The results may shock you
"How many images move you?" This question was asked by filmmaker, cultural worker, and community-based video activist Marjorie Beaucage at Sâkêwêwak's Storytellers Festival and Indigenous Artists' Symposium which took place in Regina February 23-27, 2016. Marjorie was speaking about how everyday we are inundated with thousands of images and how very few of them move us to… Continue reading How many images move you?
Last week, Bear and I were in the Bay Area visiting family and decided to make the trip to Alcatraz Island. It became clear that we were on a different tour of the island than many of the folks on the ferry. The prison history tour is a highlight for most people, but we were there searching for remnants… Continue reading INDIANS ON VACATION