We built it, and they came!

Last Saturday was the People, Pattern, Place photo shoot in Melville, SK. I’ve been here for all of August preparing for this community photo project.  The night before, I had people cancelling last minute, as well as people signing up last minute on the day of the shoot! So things evened out in the end. I had planned the design for 55 people, but ended up squeezing in 59 to allow everyone a spot. 

All in all, I couldn’t have asked for more on an outdoor photo shoot:

  • no rain
  • warm, but not too hot temperatures
  • minimal mosquitos (they had been TERRIBLE recently!)
  • Enough people showed up
  • I did not fall out of the bucket lift during the shoot. 

I’m especially happy about that last one :-)

Here are some photos of the prep, placement and the final product. There were a lot of jokes and bantering flying around, so I think it’s safe to say that everyone had fun. Special thanks to:

  • The Canada Council for the Arts for their support in developing this project.
  • my family for acting as my assistants! 
  • The Melville Heritage Museum board members for their involvement and use of their lawn. 
  • HaasBro Photography for operating the drone camera.
  • Jake’s Tree Cutting for the use and operation of the bucket truck. 
  • And of course, thanks to all the people who came out to be part of the photo! 

More “People, Pattern, Place” projects are already in the works for next year, so stay tuned! Maybe you can be in the next one…

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