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Nature Conservancy Magazine

Earlier this summer, a number of Ben’s Appalachian Trail photographs were used in an article featured in the July/August issue of the Nature Conservancy magazine.  You can see the images and read the full story online, by using their free iPad app.

Piping Today Magazine Editorial

01 Piping Today Magazine Jamie Troy Silver Medal

Piping Today Magazine arrived in the post this week with the cover and feature story photographs by Ryan MacDonald. Contacted shortly after James P. Troy won the Silver Medal, the magazine asked Ryan to photograph him for their October/November issue.

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Mount Douglas Park


Limited Edition Book ‘Our Journey’ Published

01 Our Journey – A book by James and Lisa Laughlin

James and Lisa Laughlin have compiled stories from World Champion Pipers, Drummers, and Drum Majors into a 200 page limited edition hardcover book. They sent Ryan a list of story contributors for Our Journey asking if she had any related photos. As it turns out, she has quite the collection of photographs from over the years which were featured throughout the book, along with photos from 11 other contributing photographers. The book was an ambitious undertaking for the Laughlin’s, and the stories told by each World Champion are truly inspirational.

To order the book and find out more information about the featured champions visit www.pipebandjourney.com.

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Chatham Street



CNN features ‘The Labour Process’


This week, photographs from Jenna Shouldice’s ongoing project ‘The Labour Process’, have been published on the CNN Photo Blog in a feature titled ‘A New Lens on Childbirth’. Follow the link for the full interview with Jenna, written by Sarah LeTrent and to see CNN’s edit of the photographs.


Richard Terfry photographed for Milk Studios


Tristan and I photographed Richard Terfry (Buck 65) last June for Milk Made, in his Toronto home. This week the magazine posted the full feature, including our photos and Justin Ladd’s interview with Richard.

Read the full interview: http://milkmade.com/articles/2114-At-Home-With-Buck-65#.Ue_zM2RASG8

Honey’s Ring

Honey's Ring

Bernard Lake



Kids at the cottage

Cottage Life

Cottagers in Fenelon Falls geting ready to watch Canada Day fireworks.

Cottagers in Fenelon Falls geting ready to watch Canada Day fireworks.

Away Way Off Arles – An Afternoon of Photography

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On July 7th three of ATRIA’s photographers were part of an afternoon showcase of photography in Victoria hosted by Duane Prentice and his wife Silvia. Each participating photographer was asked to pick one photograph from within the last year that was inspiring or of particular importance to them.

“Les Rencontres d’Arles is a fantastic annual photo-fest held annually in Provence in the south of France and showcases great photography. Held at the same time is Off Arles, a group of photographers and galleries who for various reasons don’t participate in the main Arles event. And I felt it was time to celebrate our own work and share with photographers and lovers of photography an afternoon of seeing our work in a relaxed informal setting in a quiet garden with drinks, food and great people.” -Duane Prentice

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon with prints hung throughout the garden until the sun went down. We enjoyed catching up with old friends and meeting new photographers all while enjoying cold sangria! We look forward to this event happening again!

Bellow are the three prints from Jenna, Tristan and Ryan followed by a list of the photographers who participated.

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Duane & Silvia

Silvia & Duane


The participating photographers this year were: Dave Aharonian, Dean Azim, Robin Bassett, Helene Cyr, Don Denton, Ted Grant, Donna Hall, Susan Huber, Vince Klassen, Andrea Kucherawy, Tony La Fauci, Ryan Macdonald, Mike Mclean, Alan Mandell, Bob Matheson, Mary Matheson, Diana Miller, Tony Olive, Dave Pollock, Eric Porcher, Duane Prentice, Paul Romaniuk, Tristan Shouldice, Jenna Shouldice, Bob St. Cyr, Mitch Stringer, Shon Taylor, Ron Watts and Terry Zlot.

Ben Benvie Interviewed


“After sorting through my photos for a very long time, I realized that my favourite images were all taken on my hardest and longest days on the trail. The days that I was suffering from mental and physical exhaustion, feeling completely defeated, these were the moments that I took out my camera and captured my best images.” -Excerpt from kaletrail.com

In March Ben Benvie was interviewed about his successful thru-hike of The Appalachian Trail on Kale Trail. Throughout the interview he discusses how he photographed the entire trail, the gear he used and how he continuously combines photography and hiking.

Click here to read the full interview.

A Matter Of Time – An ALS Documentary


“Documentary feature about Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers. Driven by adversity, inspired by family.” -Yellow Bird Project

Last year Jenna was approached by Kathryn Calder and the Yellow Bird Project to photograph behind the scenes of a new documentary called A Matter Of Time. The first shoot happened while footage was being filmed and music recorded in Victoria BC at the Alix Goolden Hall. A few months later both Tristan and Jenna photographed a special private concert Kathryn put on inside the BC Royal Museum that was also filmed for the documentary project.

We just saw the trailer for the documentary and it looks incredible. The talent of everyone involved and the openness of Kathryn, her family and friends for this project is so moving. The documentary team is now looking for funding to complete the final stages and we hope you consider supporting it through a donation to their Kickstarter campaign. For all the details on the content of the documentary and info on how you can help, head over to the Kickstarter page below!

A Matter Of Time Kickstarter Page


Francesca Anderson

Afloat in the Downtown Eastside

East Hastings street

East Hastings street

South Ridge Brown Swiss Farm

Brown Swiss cows

The Grandmothers



Victoria Highland Games

Competition Morning ATRIA Collective

Events for the 150th Annual Victoria Highland Games and Festival took place between May 11-19, 2013. His Royal Highness, The Duke of York, Prince Andrew was in attendance as the Chief of the Games. Other special invited guests included 8 of the World’s top Drum Majors competing in the Canadian Invitational Drum Major Championship. I was one of the official photographers for the games covering a range of events from a kilted pub crawl to a reception at Government House for HRH, The Duke of York.

sheep at the highland games ATRIA Collective