This past weekend I had the opportunity to shoot for Vancouvers Feast of Fields event hosted by Farm Folk City Folk, The event is an annual fundraiser where guests can taste some pretty incredible food from chefs, farmers, fishers, ranchers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, distillers and other beverage producers from all over the province. It was a pretty fun event to photograph… even when it started raining at the very end of the day, everyone still seemed to be having a great time!
Its crazy to think how quickly time flies! A year ago I was in the process of packing up my whole life to move to Vancouver. I was moving away from my family and friends in Ontario to attend a 12 month digital photography program at Vanarts. I had no idea how incredibly challenging and taxing it would be. There were meltdowns, homesick nights, and times when I didn’t know how I was going to get through it all… but there were also these incredible moments when I knew I was exactly where I should be; moments of complete clarity.
Here I am nearly 12 months later; I’m tired, I’m burnt out, and I’m ready. I’m ready to present my final portfolio to a panel of teachers who will essentially tell me if I have passed this year long journey or not. No pressure right? Well, I’m not nervous, I’m just really excited because I’m proud of the work I am going to show them, and I’m excited to know that these 14 images in my portfolio book will soon be replaced with even stronger photographs. I’m excited that while this is the end of my program, it is only the beginning of my journey as a photographer.