I am not particularly fast at sorting through and developing photographs, so it took me about a month, working an hour or two at a time, to get through the more than a thousand photographs I made during the five days of Beakerhead 2015.
I was about a third of the way through the process when the Beakerhead secretariat put together the official Best of Beakerhead 2015 flickr album. So once I was finally ready to stop tweaking the images in my Beakerhead 2015 photo library, I thought it would be a good exercise to assemble my own best of Beakerhead album. I was originally going to go with 10 images. But when I considered that the official Beakerhead “best of” album contains 32 images selected from more than 700 that were already each photographer’s “best of” images I decided I needed to be even more selective.
I’m not sure whether to I prefer to label them my best, my favourite or something else, but here are 5 images that I think are representative of my photographic work during Beakerhead 2015:
For readers in the Calgary area, two of these photographs are part of the Beakerhead “Show, Don’t Tell” event opening December 1 at the Fleuvog Peanut Gallery. Details re: location and hours are here.
Members of the photo crew were invited to submit up to five photographs for consideration for the show. Renowned photographer, George Webber reviewed approximately 60 photographs and selected 25 for the show. He generously met with all of us one night earlier this week to explain the thought process that went into curating the show. His overall observation was that the photographs reflect the “public space” aspect of Beakerhead and are generally celebratory. He selected a mix of spectacle and intimate moments, some colour and some black and white. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to hearing his specific comments on each of the photographs and am really looking forward to seeing them all hanging in the Peanut Gallery in a couple of weeks!