Tracking Through Downtown

I spent some time with a good friend walking through the downtown area of Winnipeg. I used the Dji Pro rsc2 stabilizer and captured some incredible tracking shots in my Canon RP. We eventually made it to the waterfront and were able capture some gorgeous riverside footage. The whole thing looks so smooth and cinematic, it’s exciting to cut and edit it all together! I will post a video clip of it soon but in the meantime here are a few screenshots from the footage.

Chris
Underpass
Chris
sunset

Abstract and Colours

Two pieces I finished the other night. After a long (tiring) day, I settled in at my studio and without any intent, began painting. I did not know what colours I wanted to work with, or how my flow was going to go. Started with a base colour of Thalo Green and I just started painting.

Sometimes that’s what we need to do. No intention, just the room to let creativity work itself onto the canvas.

I’m very happy with how these two pieces turned out, and it’s was the best and most relaxing way to finish up my day.

Prussian blue, Unbleached white, Titanium white
Thalo green, Cadmium orange, Medium yellow, Thalo blue, Titanium white

Drifting

Memories always drifting through my mind.

I love how film and video work is my main outlet for creative expression. Whether straightforward documentary-style or video collage, the medium has always been a great source of satisfaction as an artist.

Originally shot as vacation video, I’m reworking the footage to create a short that captures the fading and degrading memories we hold close. Places and people that were sharp and clear, are now blended and lost in a dull hum that spreads through the back of my mind.

Learning Curve

Finally got my hands on a Dji Pro RSC 2, and I’m having a lot of fun with it. It handles so well, and the shots are SO smooth. I’m still practicing and learning with it, but so far all the footage looks mint. I’m also glad that my husband Bren is willing to be my stand-in *heart*

Cameron

I sat down with Cameron Denby, Marimba | Percussionist to document his creative process as a performer. We had a great afternoon talking about art and how we interact with people through our medium, and I was able to capture a very cool and intimate performance.

I always enjoy working with other artists and talking about why we do what we love. Cameron was genuine and so talented, I am always grateful for this kind of collaboration and the chance to document an artistic process.

My Winnipeg

Winnipeg is a place I call home, and always a source of creative inspiration. From the train yards to the city skyline, I am always downtown and walking my familiar routes. I snapped these photos and layered them together, taking what is familiar to me and creating something that is unfamiliar…metal blends into metal and the skyline melts into itself.

Train Yard
Winnipeg Skyline
Arlington Bridge
Fence

From Above

Over laying footage is so satisfying, inverting and pairing images can lead you to visual places that are familiar and obscure. This footage was shot at the end of winter, and these white snow covered spaces bring me back into the season. I looped audio of a poem about winter into the clip and I think it pairs so well.

The Bicycle

Downtown Winnipeg on an overcast spring day, watching a friend bike home through streets of the Exchange District. The city felt alive and I was thankful I could catch this little moment from the fire escape of my studio building.

Rural

Already into April and we are in the middle of a spring snow fall. Sidewalks and streets are now covered in a blanket of white, the chill of winter has settled back in.

I’ve been working with some footage, inverting and layering images from my last shoot in my hometown. It reminds me of all the love I have for that space, but on another level represents my complicated relationship with my rural upbringing. Hometown images that are familiar against the flat white background of winter, are now inverted and layered together to create a landscape that feels detached and disorientating.