I just wanted to share with you this great competition with a great cause that I will be competing in this Sunday at 2pm in Hamilton. A wonderful group of people - Derrick Vanderkolk of Style Group, Chris Sakai of Sakai Promotions and Kimberly Neale of ImOnIt are the team behind ONE – a unique photo competition that will showcase the artistry of film photography. They are fundraising for Breast Cancer Support Services.
ONE COMP WEBSITE
Here are the rules:
12 photographers(over 2 days 6 each day). Each photographer spends one hour alone at 270 Sherman, using one roll of film, one camera, one lens, one tripod, one light meter, one chance, one winner. All photographers will shoot the same model. At the end of the 2 days the film will be processed and the best shot from each photographer will be selected and enlarged to be displayed at the event. None of the work displayed will have names and the photographers will judge the work to pick the winner. All work displayed will be up for auction with the proceeds going to charity.
Pfffft. No pressure, right? Well, I have never used a hasselblad before but I am no stranger to roll film or a light meter. I remember starting out on a Yashica D that I had bought for $75 12 years ago off ebay and taught myself medium format. The photo fundamentals are the same but rolling film on the fly is completely different and can be a disaster if you get it wrong. From there I moved over to the Bronica S2 which I loooove and recently dusted off – can’t wait to see my film when I get it developed! (And I can’t even remember the last time I actually said that! lol) However, because of the wedding style I shoot, medium format just wasn’t practical for me and I continued to shoot 35mm. But I’m always open to challenging myself so I am super stoked about this friendly competition with such a great cause.
I invite you to come and see the unveiling at Spencer’s At The Waterfront in Burlington on March 28 2013 at 7:00pm and be part of a community of art lovers and a great cause.
Buy Your Tickets Here
Thank-you to the wonderful sponsors of this event. Be sure to stop by their websites/fanpages and show them some love.
A little more about the ONE team and Breast Cancer Support Services:
Derrick Vanderkolk, the creative director behind Style Group, has 20 years industry experience to provide the highest quality images and give his clients the attention they deserve. Style Group aims to bring new life back into photography. From weddings and special events to corporate head shots and commercial shoots, Style Group ensures your images are a true reflection of your style. Some of Derrick’s commercial work can be seen in the pages of House and Home, Martha Stewart Living, Whole Home, LCBO and Toronto Fashion Life.
About Sakai Promotion
Chris Sakai is a DJ, promoter and charity/event coordinator Southern Ontario. His events showcase the combination of local artists, photographers, musicians and DJs. He has successfully created events that raised funds for the Red Cross Japanese Tsunami Relief Fund, Serving Charity, Halton Women’s Place and The Good Sheppard. Chris Sakai’s podcasts are enjoyed online worldwide.
Kimberly Neale helps Small Business’ & Start-Ups grow by understanding needs, fostering strategic alliances, research, planning and project management – all with passion and purpose. ImOnIt works with small business owners to help them grow, move with confidence and make sound decisions. Our services are delivered by working directly alongside business owners & their employees.