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shoe-icide representing canada at world photographic cup

Jason Brown of Revival Arts is honoured to have his image “Shoe-icide” selected by the Professional Photographers of Canada as one of 18 images to represent Canada in the premier World Photographic Cup.

There will be 19 countries competing: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Norway, Pakistan, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States of America. Judging will take place in November and we can’t wait to see what other photographers from around the world have submitted and how Jason’s work stands up in his first International competition.

nelly furtado cover for artisans jewellery

We had the privilege of photographing Nelly Furtado earlier this year for Artisans Jewellery at the Seattle We Day. We had a few minutes with her backstage in between interruptions like MC Hammer stopping by to chat with her (Jason backed up into him) and sneaking off to watch Macklemore perform for a few minutes (he wore his fur coat). Our image is on the cover of the Fall 2013 Artisans Magazine.

Nelly Furtado is an ambassador for Free the Children and she is passionate about education for girls. She has generously committed to donating $1 million to Free the Children to further the education of girls in Africa.

She was a delight to photograph as she is beautiful both inside and out. We hope to see her at future We Days!

new headshot website up

We have been doing lots of headshots for a wide variety of people. My favourite part of this job is meeting people. So far in 2013 we have photographed actors, musicians, politicians, business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals, realtors, corporate executives and lawyers. It makes for a great portfolio is as well.

Our clients are from throughout the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford, Langley, Chilliwack, Mission, Maple Ridge, Surrey), Coquitlam, Burnaby and Vancouver. We have a beautiful studio on Eagle Mountain in Abbotsford to do promotional portraits in or we can bring our mobile studio to you. Check out our new website for more information.

jason brown wins national awards : canadian illustration photographer

Jason just keeps bringing home the photography awards! We had a great time attending the Professional Photographers of Canada’s annual convention. This year it was in Vancouver so we juggled the school, baby and work schedule to take in as much as we could.

The final evening was the awards ceremony. It was a pretty big deal. I thought it was a great opportunity to put on heels and eat a whole dinner without having to cut anyone’s meat or wipe any faces! There were women there in full out gowns with trains and the men weren’t outdone as there were a few tuxes and even Scottish kilt ensembles.

Many photographers received their Craftsman, Masters and Service of Photographic Arts Awards. It was lovely to see them escorted across the stage to receive an award that signifies the skill and hours they have devoted to the photography craft and industry. It is something that we aspire to achieve one day.

Jason received several awards from the 2013 Salon (photography competition). He received the Best in Class trophy for his image “Shoe-icide” in the Illustration category. This is a commercial category meaning that it is photography for businesses and the illustration category is to showcase a product in a way that entices the viewer.

Each judge (10 plus two jury chairs if I understand correctly) gets to choose one image as the judge’s choice and Andrew Simpson of Photoart By Simpson chose Jason’s Shoe-icide image.

Jason Brown also had two images accepted into the Loan Collection. Each year, 40 images are chosen from the competition to represent imaging across Canada for the year. To have two images accepted is a huge honour. “Shoe-icide” and “Radial Ascension” were the ones selected.

Jason had one more image “Static” accepted into the 2013 Salon (the overall competition). He also entered one image that was no accepted which goes to show that there’s always room to improve and learn.

Overall, it was another great year of competition as the entries were astounding. British Columbia had a large number of Best in Class which goes to show that there are many talented photographers in our province.

In an industry that is unregulated and has low barriers to entry, by hiring an accredited and/or award winning member of the Professional Photographers of Canada, you know that you are hiring someone who has demonstrated a high level of skill. We hope that as members of the Professional Photographers of Canada, we can help educate the public and support other photographers.

total makeover challenge : top 10 photography

This is our fifth year as photography sponsors for the Total Makeover Challenge. We love seeing the changes in the women each year. Many join expecting just to lose weight but then are surprised to find what other areas of their lives go through a challenge as well.

Congratulations to the top 10 contestants this year:
Jocelyn Fornwald, Kim Wass, Kimberly Thompson, Katherine Wall, Laura Carver, Lynn Thompson, Robyne Adlam, Shannon Janzen, Tina Richardson and Theresa Walsh.

You can see their before and after photographs on our Facebook page.

If you’re interested in seeing more of our headshots, check out our website www.abbotsfordheadshots.com.

jason’s new awards : professional photographers of canada – bc

Jason Brown has a bit of a spring in his step today after winning six awards last night from the Professional Photographers of Canada – BC. Here he is with the trophies for:
– Best in Class Architecture for Radial Ascension
– Best in Class Illustration for Shoe-icide
– Best in Class Unclassified for Luminous Procession
– Jan de Haas Memorial Trophy for Most Creative and General Interest (overall Judges’ choice)

He also received Judge’s Choice for Shoe-icide from two judges. This is a new record for him and he is honoured to have his skill recognized by his peers.

Congratulations to all of the other winners, especially our BPF (Best Photographer Friend) – Karen McKinnon for her Best in Class award and photographer of the year – Kerri-Jo Stewart.

mountainside design + build : fraser valley architectural photographer

Congratulations to our client, Mountainside Design + Build on launching their beautiful new website by domain7. We were pleased to photograph three Fraser Valley projects for them recently that are the first three featured galleries in their portfolio.

They do phenomenal work and Jason came home from each session gushing about the quality of the work they do. And trust me, it takes a lot to impress Jason! We’re excited that they will be doing some work in our studio this year.

Websites are such a visual medium and it makes a huge difference for designers to have quality images to work with. It really takes a website to the next level. If you are considering hiring a professional photographer for your business, here are two articles we’ve written that will help you get the best possible return on your photography investment…

Why Use Professional Images
What to Look for in a Professional Photographer

View more Revival Arts architectural photography here.