- These Magical Glacier Projections are More Than Just Pretty Pictures
January 2017: We put the word out that we’re searching for professional visual creators with personal projects needing support. For each project selected by our expert panel, we provide: funding, equipment, technical support and promotion.
Fast-forward to today, the first project to be released — as part of the Show Us What’s Possible creative incubator —grabbed the panel’s attention immediately.
Petrina Hicks, part of the review panel, says the project, “stood out because of its originality.” And that it’s, “clearly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible through the creation of these photographic sculptures in the New Zealand landscape.”
The idea belongs to creative duo, Vaughan Brookfield and Tom Lynch — an advertising photographer and sound and lighting producer respectively. The collaboration is responsible for some of the most beautiful large-scale projections on various facades of Mother Nature you’ll ever see (think waterfalls, mountains and cliffs).
But, for the project they put forward to the Show Us What’s Possible review panel the pair stepped it up a notch.
Their plan was to project images onto the rapidly receding Tasman Glacier in New Zealand. As Vaughan puts it, “we want to remind people of the effects humans are having on the environment.”
Georges Antoni, from the review panel, says to him the appeal of the project comes from, ”the link to nature, and how it highlights such a critical issue in a beautiful, yet simple, way.”
After being chosen as the first Show Us What’s Possible official selection, Vaughan and Tom headed off in pursuit of their creative vision; the journey being documented every step of the way by filmmaker Heath Patterson.
But that’s enough from us — if you haven’t already, click here to watch the short film.
Curious about the gear used for this epic project?
Vaughan shot these images on an EOS-1D X Mark II using an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM and EF 70-200 f2.8L IS USM.
Tom's projections were created using the Canon XEED WUX6010 projector.
Heath's video was shot with an EOS C300 Mark II.
Recipient of the Canon Professional Grant, Camilla Rutherford, transformed her 'one-day' photography project, into a 'today' project, focused on regenerative agriculture.
Amber Jones, a passionate underwater photographer’s experiences Oita in Japan 2019.
The Canon EOS 1DX Mark III makes it's photo and video debut at some of NZ's most anticipated music festivals!
Canon Photographer Jay Collier has been working as a wildlife photographer in Africa since 2004. In this insightful guide Jay shares his favourite photography locations in Madagascar, along with advice on how to master the art of wildlife photography. Learn all about the 'Great Red Island' and its abundance of rare and beautifully bizarre wildlife.
Earlier this year we partnered with the extremely talented Vanessa York from Fleurs du Mal, we asked her to do what she does best, to bring a perfume to life. The result was a perfume with the name, Love Lies Bleeding.
We sat down with Amber Jones from @amberandfriends_photography to talk about her passion for the ocean, sharks and how sharing this world through her imagery has helped spread the word on shark conservation and research.
Behind every powerful image, is a powerful story. In this new three-part documentary series, go behind the lens with Angela and Johnathan Scott from Big Cat Diary, underwater photographer and publisher of WetPixel Eric Cheng, and war photographer Stephen Dupont.
Shifting creative thinking behind the lens and pushing photographers to break the rules with experimentation.
Follow photographers from Australia and around the world as they push the limits of their craft. This series is produced, directed and shot by Abraham Joffe in collaboration with Canon Australia.
Uniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales by Light offers a rare glimpse into the eyes and minds of some of Australia and the world’s best photographic storytellers.