A Steveston photographer is looking forward to showing the best of her village through a very different lens – quite literally.
Kerri-Jo Stewart will launch an exhibition of her latest work, “Exploring Steveston,” on Saturday, Dec. 4 at her north Richmond gallery.
On display will be some stunning images of nature from her home town, shot through multiple and long exposures over the last year or so.
“Most of them were taken during Covid,” Stewart told the Richmond News, adding that she was feeling depressed sitting around at home, after losing her job overseas due to the pandemic.
“I didn’t do anything for about four months. Looking back, it was stupid. Then I realized, I’ve got to do something.
“I grabbed my little Fuji camera and I just started wandering around experimenting. I kind of forced myself to do that every day and just started having fun with the camera again.”
As well as a host of her work being exhibited in print, Stewart said she will also have a digital display of shots taken around the Fisherman’s Wharf area and other fishing activities from around Steveston.
“I live on the dyke, so it was just a case of walking out there, then to Garry Point and so on,” added Stewart.
“They’re all done on camera and not manipulated post-production.”
Stewart said Covid protocols will be in place at the launch next week and beyond.
The launch on Dec. 4 – with complimentary snacks and wine – will go from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Studio 4, 8800 Hazelbridge Way (on Sexsmith).
The exhibition is expected to be on show until February, 2022.
For further information, go to www.KJ.studio.