Bonnie

(she/her)

Bonnie Hoskin is an empty nester who lives in rural Central Alberta with her husband, two dogs, two cats and four horses. Career choices have been a Registered Veterinary Technician, and a Portrait Photographer focusing on pet portraiture. Currently she is focusing on Macro, Landscape and Fine Art Photography.

She is looking forward to the mentorship, and learning; and having fun with the Match Briefs, other challengers, and judges.

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Week Eight - The Ripple Effect (submission for critique)

FROM SEEDS TO BEADS

I experienced a lot of emotions while researching this Brief. From devastation because of the treatment of children in residential schools, to admiration of the persistence of the Indigenous People.

My quest started with the 94 Calls to Action, but I found myself drawn to the Indigenous, Metis, and Inuit art.

My grandparents worked amongst the Dene People of Great Bear Lake in the early 1970’s. While there they formed friendships with the local people. They were given beautiful beaded necklaces made for them by the Chief’s Daughter, which I have showcased in my photo, and art pieces made of wood, birch bark fur, and mosses, which I believe were made by the Chief himself.

When my grandparents were in Wabasca, my sister and I were given each a pair of Mukluks that were made by a local Cree woman. Going through all of the items my grandmother had handed down made me realize how appreciative she was of the Indigenous arts. Perhaps, this is why I too am drawn to this.

The photo I have created tells the story of how the Indigenous People used seeds, bones, wood, and clay for beads up until European Settlers introduced glass beads. With the introduction of residential Schools, Indigenous Children were forbidden to practice their own cultural arts and crafts. The children were taught embroidery on silk of which the intricate floral designs were popular.

**Floral designs originated with the Metis as they were taught this pattern by the Grey Nuns. Popularity was spread to other groups such as Cree or Ojibwe.

**https://guelpharts.ca/general/beading-our-identity-the-flower-beadwork-people/

myEdmonton Aboriginal Beading https://youtu.be/y7wkUoXJGKE

https://www.powwows.com/native-american-beadwork-a-rich-history-of-cultural-techniques/

Week Seven - Exposure Self (submission for critique)

MY ALTER EGO

Week Six - Show Me a Story (submission for critique)

MY FOREVER VALENTINE

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February 12, 2022


My Forever Valentine

We are proud to present this month’s recipient of our “Dedication” award. This award is presented every month to deserving spouses or those afflicted with Alzheimer’s who show exceptional dedication to each other.

February’s winner was chosen because of one’s love and dedication to his wife. Stan has been dealing with Alzhemiers for two years. His wife of 60 years, Margaret, has been there for him every step of the way.

I chose to include Stan’s story as we never know how long these precious moments will continue. The disease can take away the love and care without warning. By photographing this special moment, the couple can forever remember who their Valentine truly is.

“You cannot take away what has been captured in a photograph”

~ Iamm O’Kay

February 12, 2022 ~

#ENDS

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Week Five - Black and White (submission for critique)

CELEBRATE THE SEASON

For some religion is a lifestyle, their day to day life is serving and worshiping, for others it is not. Matt and I are familiar with Christian holidays, and we chose Christmas to demonstrate what we observe in celebrating such holidays.

Religious holidays are celebrated by those who follow and worship, and by those who do not. Christmas is one such holiday that the religious sector and secular sector both celebrate.

The secular population may or may not have religious content in their celebrations. They celebrate the season. They partake in gathering and consumerism, but they do not base their celebration on the birth of Christ.

The Christian population follows the birth of Christ, his life story, and his life ever after. They reflect on the story and the miracle of His birth and they also partake in gathering and consumerism.

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Week Three - KISS with Curtis Jones (Keep it Simple, Shooters!)

(eliminated)

THE MARKER

This white and red marker is located just off the shore of a beach close to where I live. The red band on the marker, caught my eye as I was scouting for subjects for this Brief.

At first, I couldn’t figure out why there was a white pole with a red band on it, frozen in the lake. I wondered if it was a warning for snowmobilers. Turns out it is a there to direct boaters in the summer time. Either way, it intrigued me and I felt I had to photograph it.

The more time I spent photographing it, the more focused I became on the marker instead of the people in the fishing huts or walking their dogs. Stripping down these distractions allowed me to follow my gut and photograph the marker.

Week Two - Recreate a Renee Robyn (SAFE)

Celtic Dreamer - A Renee Robyn Recreation

Week One - Spectrum (SAFE)

"Nervous"

This poor glass vase has an unknown outcome, and is making me NERVOUS. The image fits in the middle (3rd/6 images) on my team's "mood" spectrum.

The color blue is being used to tie the team's images together, representing moods and emotions ranging from Calm to Burnout.