March 28th, 2017

‘Winter image’ portraits currently featured at Casa


By Villeneuve, Melissa on March 20, 2017.

Melissa Villeneuve

Lethbridge Herald

mvilleneuve@lethbridgeherald.com

The talent of several local photography teams, who dreamed up their best winter image, is on display at Casa.

In February 2016, local photographer Dina Larson organized a “friendly competition” to showcase the great amount of creative talent that exists in southern Alberta, as well as the “beautiful landscape located in our own backyard.”

She named it the Winter Scenic Portrait Project, and had a huge response from photographers, models, hair and makeup artists, who assembled 18 teams to create their best interpretation of a “winter scenic portrait.”

The top three winners are now featured in the Focus Gallery at Casa until April 15.

A panel of renowned professional photographers judged the entries and chose a winner, runner-up and third place.

The judges were Dave Brosha, world-famous Canadian creative photographer; Sean Trostem, photographer and president of the Creative Art Centre in Grande Prairie; and Joanne Cousins, former Lethbridge resident and owner of Living Soul Photography/Prairie Soul weddings.

Larson extended a “huge thank you” to everyone that was a part of this project, whether a participant or a community supporter. She commended the judges for dedicating their time and talent.

“I just want to thank everyone involved in this project for all of their hard work, creativity and dedication,” said Larson. “It was truly an honour to have such an exceptional panel of judges on board who have made monumental contributions to the photography profession.”

Larson said she’s grateful to Casa for allowing the group to hold their showcase event last year in the ATB Financial Community Room. She also expressed her “deepest appreciation” to Darcy Logan, Curator & Gallery Services Manager, for allowing the winning portraits to be displayed at Casa.

The three teams whose portraits are on display are as follows:

1) “Love Like Winter” by Frames & Feathers Photography (Photographer: Lorena Neufeld), Dark Shadows Makeup Artistry (Makeup Artist: Leah Gullickson), Model: Lyra Anne Angus, Location: Chin Lake.

2) “Match Girl” by Kimberly A. Photography (Photographer: Kimberly A. McQuaid), Makeup by Sasha (Hair & Makeup Artist: Sasha Egger), Model: Kimberly Milman, Location: Lethbridge.

3) “On The Edge” by Eden M. Rodriguez Photography (Photographer: Eden M. Rodriguez), Mrazek Makeup Artistry (Hair & Makeup Artist: Kristen Mrazek), Model: Darien Vixton, Location: Indian Battle Park.

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