Becoming Fools!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mmmm Tea

These are from a shoot earlier this week for Pastiche Tea Set concept by Carrie Wowk.







Aaron & Ruth's Wedding













Here are some photographs I did from my brother's wedding at the beginning of August.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Website!!!


So I have spent many hours learning web design and now have created my own website! Very excited. Check it out at www.stephaniejager.com

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Old Favorites

I was going through my photos and found some of my old favorites.


This photo is from an avant-garde fashion assignment last year.
I was inspired by Tim Burton. My dad currently had this photo 24 x 38 inches hanging in one of the bathrooms in his house =).
Model: Joal Kamps



This photo was for a pastiche assignment last year, in the same series as the previous photo.
Model: Sanja Lukac



This photo is from my 2nd year, of my old violin.



This is a photo from last year for a assignment on levitation. I was bored and uninspired with winter, so I tried to find a way to make winter more interesting.


Portrait of an amazing celloist, who is not a famous model, Theo Hall.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

San Diego Sun Set


This is a photo from my trip to Mexico. Had a day off in San Diego and went to the beach. Finally got around to working on it!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Raven


This photo is from an assignment in my photoshop class. Our assignment was to create a photograph based off Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven". This is what I came up with.
Model: Joal Kamps

Erin


My beautiful friend Erin, not much more I can say.

Dave & Julia

I did a wedding back in Invermere back in August. It was a great day, super hot! Must have been over 30 degrees! Dave & Julia and their wedding party were awesome. A lot of fun to shoot! Just finished up editing the photos, and thought I'd share a few of my favorites. Enjoy!














Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Street


Today was a great day!
I started on my 'Hiccup' assignment for my portfolio class. Basically we propose our idea to our teacher and he tries to throw some "hiccups" into it to make it more challenging for us.

The City of Calgary has decided to undergo major plans to renovate the east side of down town. The east side is full of old buildings, some abandoned, and is known for its crime, drugs, and homelessness. I have some opinions on what the city is trying to do and how they are spending their money to "fix" this area. However, I thought what would be interesting is to go down town and ask the people who are actually living there right now, what they think. So that was my proposal. My teacher was impressed with my "very ambitious" idea. And it found it hard to throw a hiccup in.

So today, my friend Meaghan and I (my caring husband, family, and friends were not to eager to have me going alone), stopped in at Tim Hortons to pick up a box of coffee and box of donuts. Streets of Calgary, here we come! We met some interesting people and heard some crazy stories: A lady who was a prostitute for 17 years, a man who had moved from Winnipeg three months ago to be closer to his son, and another man who defies some of the homeless stereotypes and has been sober for 27 years. So far, the opinion from the street, (regarding the renovations of the east side) was the that Mayor Dave Bronconnier is a slum lord and the east side should be renovated with low income housing instead of posh apartments.
More to come.

This is Ben. He was the only man who allowed me to photograph him today. But all in all it was was a good day!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Streetlight Article

So I am back from Mexico and it was a great trip! I have been extremely busy ever since. I was really sick for a bit and now I'm engaged. So it has been a whirlwind of excitement and activity.

While I was in Mexico, one of my photographs was published in the Calgary magazine Swerve. The photograph was taken during a documentary assignement I was doing.
Here is the link, so check it out! Street Light Article

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Off to Mexico!

So I'm getting pretty excited. I'm going to be off to Tijuana Mexico in a few hours! I'm going to be gone for 10 days in total!
I'm going to be doing a project that I have been dreaming about for a few years now. My goal is to get enough epic photos to create a photo documentary of an orphanage, rehab center, and anything else that catches my eye. All the photos will be compiled into a book that will be sold to fundraise for the mission work being done down there. I'm hoping to do some updates on my blog so stay tuned!

Stephanie

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Climbing in Can

Here's a photo from this past weekend.  Had the chance to get out and climb.  Was pretty cold, but worth it.  This was taken at Grassi Lakes in Canmore.  Here's Matt posing on the 10c he lead. Made it look like a 9.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I'm Back

So after a long year and half (or longer), I have decided to return to blogging.

I have just finished up my third year of photography at the Alberta College of Art and Design.  It was a good but hard year.  It had it's up and downs of doubts, and discouragements that had to be overcome.  Sometimes I wondered if this was what I was really meant to do.
Looking back, one of the biggest highlights was learning about documentary photography from one of my teachers, George Webber.  I had the opportunities explore the streets of down town Calgary by doing a small documentary about street kids and a Ministry called Streetlight and exploring the infamous Cecil Hotel.  The Cecil Photographs I put together in a book.  You can view or purchase the book here:
The Cecil
By Stephanie Jager

These two experiences have made me realize the documentary photography is one of the major areas that I want to pursue.  

My photo documentary on the street kids at Streetlight has given me some encouragement in various forms.  I received the Photography Major Public Service Award/Scholarship this year, which was very exciting.  And on May 15th, one of the photographs will be published in Calgary's Swerve Magazine

I am very excited for this summer, the possibilities that keep rolling in.  On June 1 I leave for Mexico with my boyfriend to do a ten day mission trip.  One of my main projects/goals for the trip is to publish a photo documentary book the rehab center and orphanage we are going too.  All the proceeds of the book will be donated to the rehab center and orphanage (I'll keep you posted).  Throughout the summer I will also be volunteering and continuing to photograph the streetkids at Streetlight.  I am also currently in the works of setting up another photo documentary project with a convent for retired nuns.  

So this is a bit of what is going on right now.  I'll try to be back very soon with some photographs of this past school year's latest adventures.  It is getting late and I'm slowly loosing consciousness. Ciao for now.  

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