2 More than a pho­to­graph

Moose Jaw Times Herald - - MJ SCENCE - SARAH LADIK

For Hamil­ton, if the process it­self is re­ward­ing, the lives of those fam­i­lies and pho­to­graphs af­ter­wards is even more so.

He and an­other pho­tog­ra­pher in­volved re­cently vis­ited the home of a for­mer par­tic­i­pant and saw their por­trait tak­ing pride of place in the liv­ing room. Not only are fam­i­lies pro­vided with a phys­i­cal copy of their photo, they are also given a usb key with the dig­i­tal files on it.

“We have no idea where these images are go­ing,” Hamil­ton said. “They go around the world. For me, there’s this beauty in not know­ing the scale that this hits.” Mur­phy said she at­tempted to cell phone pic­ture of last year’s a take por­trait to share with fam­ily mem­bers, but that the qual­ity is just not the same.

“This def­i­nitely helps around Christ­mas­time,” she said. “It’s nice to have this op­por­tu­nity, be­cause pro­fes­sional pic­tures aren’t cheap nowa­days, and oth­er­wise we wouldn’t get them done.”

More than that, it’s a day the whole

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