Calgary captured on camera
Photographers find the city's hidden patterns.
A number of Calgary Journal photographers were challenged to uncover unique patterns in the city. Using only their lens and clever skills; here is what they found.
"I think carrying around a camera leads to a different way of seeing; you notice what you might normally dismiss. Walking through this +15 near Holt Renfrew, it suddenly struck me as sort of beautiful and striking in its symmetry. That's what I tried to capture with this photo."
Photo by Hannah Kost
"The twelve metre sculpture entitled Wonderland by Barcelona-based designer Jaume Plensa, faces west while witnessing the sun setting in Calgary's downtown core. I was in the right place at the right time for this photo — the sun was getting ready to set, and created a beautiful landscape shot."
Photo by Danny Luong
"A backyard fence in Altadore was decorated with old skis and snowboards. Neatly lined up, it was the perfect shot when out looking for patterns."
Photo by Megan Bilton
"I was making my way out of TD Square, when I noticed these horse heads lined up for people to paint. I felt really lucky to have come across this. Architecture lends itself well to patterns, but finding them elsewhere can be trickier. Organizers told me that it was a promotional event for Green Fools Theatre's +15 Year of the Horse Magical Ride, a parade that annually winds through downtown's +15 network."
Photo by Hannah Kost
"Traditional Eastern weddings are full of colour and beauty. Rubaiyat Tassum, who was married on, DATE, showed me the hand floral henna pattern that is custom for Indian brides."
Photo by Michael Chan
"The photo was taken in my living room, with the light of a lamp nearby. I was looking to capture the patterns in the texture, and honestly, trying to make the coasters look more like pieces of cut wood."
Photo by Alyssa Quirico
This painted apartment on 4th Street S.W. adds some colour to Calgary's beltine.
Photo by Scott Kingsmith
"I recently went to Charcut Roast House and they clip your bill together with a little pig paperclip. I had kept it in my purse and later, at my desk, I pulled out the pig to break up the pattern of the wood."
Photo by April Lamb