#5 — SOKO (Harley Weir)
This photo appeared in Pop Magazine‘s issue #35, and in it, Soko looks like a match about to burst into flame. The fine print at the bottom right says that Soko is wearing a purple, oversized, down-filled coat by Raf Simons. (For all the reasons why one should not purchase things stuffed with down or feathers, please read Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati‘s excellent article The Birds of the Down Industry.)
Harley Weir‘s work has appeared in AnOther Magazine, i-D, Pop Magazine, and Dazed & Confused. An exhibition of her work, titled BOUNDARIES, opened at the Foam Museum in Amsterdam on 2 December and will continue until 19 February.
#4 — ALBERTA SUNRISE (Kate Drummond)
This striking, frozen landscape was photographed by Drummond from her trailer on the fifth of February while she was working on WYNONNA EARP. (She plays the vindictive and possibly evil Agent Lucado in that show.) It is impossible to tell from the photo whether one is looking at a sunrise or a sunset, but the view is extraordinary.
Kate Drummond is also Abby Knight’s best friend Nikki in Hallmark’s Flower Shop Mystery Series, the latest of which, Dearly Depotted, will next air on Friday, 20 January at 5pm. Drummond recently made her writing and directorial debut with the feature film, GO FISH (trailer on YouTube), alongside her creative partner, Brett Heard. GO FISH is the story of a young women who attempts to reclaim her happiness (which she believes is connected to a unicorn paddleboat that her father was forced to sell) after her mother’s tragic death. Filmed in Northern Ontario in the fall of 2015, GO FISH premiered at the 2016 Muskoka Independent Film Festival.
#3 — EDGE OF WINTER (Catherine Barr)
Just enough snow and just the right angle make Vancouver look magical. “The sky is blue and the ground is white.” Barr tweeted along with this picture on 6 December. “Thought I woke up in the wrong city. #vancouver #snow #sun #nature #bc” (The heat wave at the North Pole made winter come early this year.)
An accredited journalist, with a background in print, television, radio, and production, Catherine Barr is best known for her social event columns and celebrity photos. She is also the owner and publisher of West Vancouver Magazine.
#2 — PLANES (April Mullen)
Yes, there’s only one plane in the picture, but this was the first of a group of three photos that Mullen posted to Instagram while enroute from Lima to Machu Picchu, Peru. They were labeled Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (likely a reference to the 1987 John Hughes film). There is so much detail and depth in this photo, and those clouds are fascinating.
April Mullen has directed seven films. Her latest, BADSVILLE (which was nominated for a Maverick Movie Award), will be released in the US on 5 July. She will also direct two episodes of the TV series BELLEVUE, which stars Anna Paquin and Shaun Doyle, and will premiere Monday, 20 February on CBC.
#1 — EUPHORIA – (Eyöalha Baker)
The autumn colours came early to Vancouver this year, and this tree in Stanley Park seems to be extremely enthusiastic about it. Baker posted this photo four weeks ago on her Instagram, adding that “It was far more beautiful in real life.” “Euphoria” was one of the hashtags.
Eyöalha‘s name (pronounced Eee-YO-Lah) means “the wind” in the language of the Kwakiutl people). She is the creator of the Jump For Joy Photo Project, and has been pursuing that project since May, 2012.