National Image Salon
I submitted the above four images to the National Image Salon this year. I'm absolutely thrilled to share that I've been nominated for two awards! First, I'm a finalist for National Photographic Artist of the Year in Canada. This is such an incredible honour, and I'm humbled to be considered among the best photographers in the country. It acknowledges the overall quality of my work as a photographer. Being recognized as a photographic artist means that my work is not just technically sound but also has artistic merit. Being recognized for your work in any field is an incredible feeling, and it's no different in the world of photography. It's a surreal experience to have your work acknowledged on such a significant level, and I am incredibly grateful for the recognition.
Additionally, I've been nominated for Best in Class for Conceptual Illustration, for the first image above. To be nominated for best in class for conceptual illustration is a great honour, as it is a category that recognizes the use of photography to tell a story and create an emotional connection with the viewer. Conceptual photography is all about taking an idea and bringing it to life in a way that is visually stunning and thought-provoking.
To me, being nominated for these awards is a reminder of why I do what I do. Photography is not just about capturing a moment; it's about telling a story, evoking emotions, and creating art. When I pick up my camera, I am not just taking a picture; I am creating a work of art that has the potential to move people.
As a pet and farm photographer, I strive to capture the unique personalities and beauty of the animals I photograph. I believe that animals have an innate ability to bring joy and happiness into our lives, and it's my goal to showcase that through my work.
Being a photographer is not always easy, but I've always been passionate about capturing the beauty of the natural world. It's a privilege to be able to tell stories through my images and offer a window into a world that many people don't get to see.
I'm incredibly grateful for these two nominations, and I'm honoured to be recognized by my peers in the industry. I know that there are so many talented photographers out there, and to be among the finalists for these awards is truly humbling.
Moving forward, I'm excited to continue exploring new avenues in photography and pushing myself to create even more meaningful and impactful images. I'm truly grateful for the support of my family, friends, and clients who have helped me get to where I am today. Thank you for being a part of my journey!