My son and his girlfriend made me a very cool gift this past Christmas. They created a box of weekly photo prompts and included a gift certificate from Blurb, my favourite photobook company. It's been a creative and thoughtful few weeks and I thought I'd share what I have so far.
There were a lot of people enjoying themselves in Stuart Park in January, but these two lovebirds caught my attention.
I had a very interesting chat with 87 year old Johanne, whose photo I have added to my 100 strangers collection. Originally from Montreal, she moved to Ontario and then to British Columbia where she attended UBC and became a nurse at the age of fifty-two. As a fifty three year old woman who's most common uttered phrase start "where's my...." I am extremely impressed. Johanne's traveled extensively through the U.S. and Europe, including three trips to Italy and I believe her most recent trip was to Turkey. She's a busy woman who rises at 6 a.m. each morning and after breakfast goes to church where she prays and says her rosary. She attends mass every day and by one o'clock on Tuesday afternoons, she's across the street from Kelowna General Hospital with a small group of dedicated Right To Life advocates.
I thought this photo fit week two's theme well because it's my belief that every woman has the freedom to choose what's right for herself and her body, including the freedom to choose to protest in support of her beliefs.
Week 3: Self Portrait
Sometimes gravity is your friend.
Week 4: Flat
Week four was my most challenging week so far. I didn't just want to photograph a flat piece of land or water. On a sunny day last week I took some time to visit a few favourite photography spots from the summer. I had no theme in mind, but when I looked back on the results, I realized the flat tire made for a creative choice for week four's theme.
Week 5: I Spy
This week could turn out to be a challenging one as well, but I do have a couple of ideas... if you live in my neighbourhood, you might want to keep your curtains closed.