Victor Bearpark. #Photography. #Inspiration.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF VICTOR BEARPARK

I had the honor of first meeting Victor Bearpark at my June 23rd, 2011 art event.  I adore this man and adore his work.

I am someone who after many years reclaimed my life with my Camera and a dream so to speak… I want to share as much of that as I can… Victor Bearpark

I love running into Victor at local events, like last night’s Foodsluts at Doll & Penny’s Café Book Launch and Vancouver Friends For Life Fundraiser.  I always get so inspired watching Victor soak up an event with his camera.  He moves around the room with fearlessness, yet with a quiet respect.  The subject feels honored and comfortable.

It is evident that Victor SAVOURS capturing Vancouver’s vibrant life.

His photos on his site: VictorBoy are endlessly inspiring!

I have collaboration ideas for Victor.  That’s it!  Time to get on that!!!!

Love you, Victor!

An amazing evening participating in @publicdreams interactive art at @VanAFL 18th annual auction!

A huge thank you to Azfir, the fabulous creative director of Public Dreams, for a wonderful interactive experience painting live on a canvas dress with the audience at Vancouver Art For Life 18th annual art auction last night!

Public Dreams promotes community participation in the arts by providing interactive and accessible public art programming.  They produce events, rituals, and traditions that promote healthy and vibrant neighbourhoods.

They strive to:

  • Create artistically innovative, culturally inclusive and environmentally sensitive productions.
  • Encourage creative collaborations and build fellowship amongst diverse communities.
  • Foster the fertile ground necessary to create and enhance community vitality.
  • Provide economic opportunities for local artists, communities, and businesses.
The performance began with a bloodcurdling scream and a spotlight follows a woman drained of her color [a metaphor for the impact of receiving a devastating diagnosis].  She is tortured by a giant figure in black whose sounds are haunting, guttural and from the dark depths of fear and loneliness.  But she is eventually  approached by support- handmaidens who help her by applying color.  As she embraces her “new normal” and accepts the support, she becomes full of life and color again.
 

Nikki Wallin and Neezar Bizarre

 
 
 
 

Azfir, creative director (note paint on his cheek. He got into it!)

Drag Queens of Vancouver (Coco, Carlotta Gurl, Joan-E, Summer Clearance, Milan Milano, Robyn Graves)

My outfit.
Photo by Victor Bearpark
Photo courtesy of Vancouver Art For Life
Photo courtesy of Vancouver Art For Life
Back seat of my car! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeze!

A big thank you as well to Robyn Green of Kai Event Management!

Receive a cameo role in my #graphicnovel! #Vancouver @Kickstarter @annatfabulous

PROJECT FUNDING HAS LAUNCHED on KICKSTARTER:

As of this moment [September 5, 2011], we’re 80% funded.

BUT to get funding we need to reach 100%! That’s how Kickstarter works! Please help us make our goal by Sept 11 5:17 PM!

All backers who donate $50 and up will appear in the graphic novel in a cameo role!  The era ranges from 1925-1953, from Ireland through Pier 21, to Alberta, to British Columbia!

Example: Jocelyn Louise on a tram in 1947...

And stay tuned for photoshoot on Wednesday on location with Jocelyn Louise as our model, Jay Fisher as stylist and Victor Bearpark as photographer!  Can’t wait!

To help fund this graphic novel go to KICKSTARTER!

Note: All backers will receive a mention in the book (if they so wish).  Take a look at the fun rewards available for various donation levels!  In addition, backers who donate $100 and above will receive a signed copy of the book when it is published!

Reclaiming life through the camera- the inspiring photography of Victor Bearpark

I had the honor of first meeting Victor Bearpark at my June 23rd art event.  I adore this man and adore his work.

I am someone who after many years reclaimed my life with my Camera and a dream so to speak… I want to share as much of that as I can… Victor Bearpark

Victor at work at my June 23rd event (photo by Barb Snelgrove)

Victor has that most important aspect that makes a good photographer- to simply be in the situation and allow people to be comfortable and to be themselves.  He captured wonderful moments during my Suki’s event as well.  I can’t wait to work with him again!

I love going through his albums. Here are some highlights: