There is a refreshing wave of creativity & ingenuity amongst artists – regardless of one’s passport or postal code – in spring 2020.
Amidst the turmoil of a global health crisis & economic collapse, artists are supporting their communities. Chefs are sharing their secrets in live cooking classes over Instagram. Curators are walking us into archives for snippets of Canadian history. Dance studios continue with classes albeit with a webcam and family audience.
Creatives in Kamloops are no exception. We’re shining the spotlight on 5 local photographers that are thinking outside the box and giving back to the Kamloops community this spring.
Front Porch Project by Natalie Dollman Photography
Natalie Dollman Photography is offering 10-minute photo sessions on your front porch, doorstep, or front window. The Front Porch sessions are $75 per household; however, $25 will be donated to the charity of choice while the other $50 will be kept as a credit on your account to be used in the future. Each household will have their choice of one portrait via digital download from the gallery.
In less than one month, the Front Porch Sessions have raised $1,000 for the Kamloops Food Bank and $500 for the B.C Wildlife Park. Follow the Front Porch Project on Natalie Dollman Photography’s Facebook & Instagram accounts.
The Front Porch Project captured by Natalie Dollman Photography. Photo Credit: Natalie Dollman Photography
Front Line Sessions by Kathleen Fisher Photography & Aspect Film Works
Kathleen Fisher and Alex Daly – the creatives behind Kathleen Fisher Photography and Aspect Film Works, respectively- are highlighting local businesses & community members who are providing essential services during this time.
Since early April, the Front Line Sessions has highlighted essential workers from Cookshack Cravings; the Kamloops Sexual Assault Counselling Centre Society; Canadian Pacific, and more.
Click here to follow the Front Line Sessions on Kathleen Fisher Photography’s Facebook page.
Cookshack Cravings was highlighted in the Front Line Sessions with Kathleen Fisher Photography. Photo Credit: Kathleen Fisher Photography.
The Fabulous Kamloops Food Bank Photo Fundraiser by Olsen Imaging
Peter Olsen – of Olsen Imaging –is known in the community for capturing iconic shots at special events like the Kamloopa Powwow, Kamloops Pride Parade, and CP Holiday Train.
In mid-April, Peter launched The Fabulous Kamloops Food Bank Photo Fundraiser, which is 100% online. With a $20 minimum donation, you can purchase one of his iconic photographs for your desk, family room, or office.
One of the images you can purchase from the Fabulous Kamloops Food Bank Photo Fundraiser. Photo Credit: Olsen Imaging.
Front Door Portraits by Lisa Novak Photography
Inspired by a fellow photographer in Yellowknife, Lisa Novak Photography kicked off Front Door Portraits at the end of March. Lisa Novak is capturing portraits of families & roommates at their front steps from the sidewalk or window.
Sessions are $25 per household; however, $10 from each session is being donated to The United Way. Click here to follow the Front Door Portraits on Lisa Novak Photograhy’s Facebook page or inquire about a session for your household.
A Front Door Portrait captured by Lisa Novak. Photo credit: Lisa Novak Photography.
Thank you to the skilled, creative, and compassionate photographers who are using their craft to build up community. This is just the beginning of a new era for artists across the world.
We’re proud that Kamloops is home to such creatives and hope you can support them if, and when, the opportunity arises.