Hélène’s background as a documentary photographer and fine artist offers a unique blend of imagery. Her fascination with people and their environs is genuine.
As an award-winning photojournalist and published author she sees to the heart of the celebration and remains unobtrusive to the event. Hélène’s established professionalism and over 225 weddings celebrated through image, clearly reveals that she is hired with confidence.
This world has so much to offer and often one does not have to go to the far corners of the planet in search of images although it's still my favorite thing to do! I remind myself when I keep my eyes open on a path I've walked several dozen times here at home, there's always something new to see.
Most likely due to my influence in Fine Arts, my tendency is to imitate or be influenced by artists I studied. For instance René Magritte when photographing weddings or when I see a man wearing a hat. Three influential artists that come to mind are Marcel Duchamp, Robert Rauschenberg and Francis Bacon to name a few.
Handmade Forest, the Treeplanter's Experience
...each year 200 million tree seedlings are planted in BC, almost a third of the 650 million planted in Canada
"A timely, well-written book about a phase of forestry in Canada that is little known. Few people can even comprehend the hardships of working in a world of devastation left by the legal vandals of industry, let alone feel for these magnificent people who take to the battlegrounds in the woods to try and reverse desertification. Possibly this book - with its superb pictorial record - may help to change peoples' outlook." Merv Wilkinson pioneer of the "New Forestry"