My Inner Marilyn Project

With the much needed rise in public awareness for mental health issues I would like  to share a small ongoing personal project I am working on. I have called these  “My Inner Marilyn” sessions as a nod to what many consider one of the sexiest women in history, Marilyn Monroe. She was renowned for being brash and unapologetic for her curves and her life. I think being a woman in current society is wrought with challenges, with self esteem being attacked at almost every turn.

What these sessions are is quite simple. I have a supply of plain, ordinary burlap sacs. The participants come and pick up a sac from me, take the sac home and create some sort of outfit from the sac. Participants are encouraged to express whatever they feel they want to with the creation, to be as conservative or as provocative as they would like. This is very much a body positive campaign. I am looking for regular everyday women, all sizes, shapes, races, etc are more that welcome. The women that have participated so far have blown my mind with their creativity, openness and vulnerability.

 

 

I currently have an open casting call for women who would like to participate in these sessions.  I would love to hear from you if you are interested.

Indiegogo Campaign featured on CTV News

Edmonton Pet Photographer on CTV News

Local reporter Des Melenka came and did an interview on the limited print sale of one of the poker dog shots.

My dog Samantha swallowed a squeak toy and it got lodged in her intestines. She required surgery to remove the blockage and save her life. I am a professional pet photographer and recently did a shoot inspired by the famous Coolidge painting of dogs playing poker. I am selling a limited run of signed prints to pay the medical bills from her veterinary care.

See the CTV News story

Click here to see the campaign or contribute!

Evolution of Joker

Joker Photoshoot

Sometimes I get an idea in my head and the only way to excise the image is to get the images onto my camera.  I have had this image of the old campy comic book Joker playing chess against the dark Heath Ledger Joker in my head for several months. I finally got around to pitching the idea to a Makeup artist Adriane and she jumped all over it. I knew my friend Roywould be perfect for the Heath Joker, and he said his friend Christian would be a great Campy. Casting could not have turned out more perfect! They both got really into the roles and I am thrilled with the final images!

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