About a month ago I had the pleasure of meeting a very talented artist by the name of Kimberly-Lynn Hanson. It didn't take long before I realised that Kimberly is one of those rare birds, the ones that I imagine you find on a remote island deep in the forest. You get a quick glimpse of the bird, and after that first glimpse all you want to do is see more, you want to understand the nature of them, what makes them tick and what makes them different from the rest of the flock. They seem to defy reason and live on a slightly different dimension than the rest of us, one that skips all the bullshit and gets right to the doing part. They live in a world of endless possibilities, a world where you simply have to ask the universe for something and it will deliver (through hard work and dedication of course).
I was very lucky in that after our brief meeting she told me she saw a passion for life and photography inside of me and wanted to encourage it by taking me on an adventure. She wanted to demonstrate that having an enthusiastic attitude plus some positive energy is magical, and has the power to create paths in life which will get you where you need to go.
A high end car dealership in Calgary; The Distinctive Collection had recently decided to hire Kimberly to display her magnificent Charcoal Artworks alongside the unveiling of 4 new luxury sports cars, two from Bentley and two from Aston Martin. It was one week before the Car Release Gala, Kimberly had already hired her own photographers and film crew to cover her art show and the event, however, she took a gamble and offered to fly me out to Calgary as well (having never seen my work) to be part of the event and to document it in my style.
It took me all of about one and a half seconds before I accepted her offer. Since I was a child Aston Martin has been my favourite luxury car company, so to get an opportunity to work with the company and photograph their cars made this a dream come true. Working with Kimberly on the project was an equally great experience, because after all, spending time with a rare bird is always an honour.
A little bonus photo of Kimberly and myself on location... just because it's awesome.