Helen Daniels Exhibit at the Library

Throughout the month of January artwork by local photographer Helen Daniels is on display at the Port Moody Public Library.

Helen’s longtime interest in photography got a jump start a few years ago when she encountered Lomography, a worldwide movement of artistic experimental photography that started in Europe in the early 1990s. It features spontaneous shots, light leaks welcome, and you never know quite what you’ll end up with. Helen describes it as ‘basically go with the flow analog photography’. Lomography has provided Helen with a somewhat quirky means of creative expression, and the sense of serendipity particularly appeals to her.

Fourteen pieces are on display, showing a cross section of Helen’s work. The photographs were taken on a variety of cameras, including an aging Canon Sureshot and 3 Lomos: a Holga, a fish-eye model and a Supersampler. The Supersampler takes 4 pictures at once – pull string to advance film. Inspiration for the images comes from the everyday as seen while walking her Chocolate Lab, Moksha and travelling, with some architectural detailing and self-portraits added to the mix.

Daniels has exhibited her work, primarily photography, in 10 group shows in the Tri-Cities, Vancouver and most recently in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Helen Daniels is also known to many locals as the arts administrator for ArtsConnect, a position she has held for 10 years. In that capacity she has promoted arts and culture in the Tri-Cities, and worked to support local artists. The Tri-Cities is lucky to have Helen as an ardent advocate for our community, as well as a talented artist in her own right.

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