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Ski Feature for MORE Magazine

Shannon Mendes Photographs  |  Ski feature for MORE Mag 2011

Olympic Village lifestyle for Rennie Marketing

Shannon Mendes Photographs | lifestyle for Rennie Marketing

VPL Screening of Inside Stories = Full House!

 

It was a full house last night at the VPL!  Thanks so much to every­one for com­ing out.
Shannon Mendes Photographs  |  Inside Stories Southhill VPL talk

South Hill Wall Murals_Vancouver 125 project

Shannon Mendes Photographs  |  SouthHill Murals

In mid-July,  a work party of South Hill neigh­bours trans­formed some  lanes west of Fraser Street into a large-scale com­mu­nity art gallery. Six giant 12 x 9 foot photo-murals were pasted up on select exte­rior walls in the area as part of the multi-platform inter­ac­tive web project, INSIDE STORIES.

Each image, taken by accom­plished local pho­tog­ra­pher Shan­non Mendes, por­trays a South Hill res­i­dent whose story is fea­tured on the INSIDE STORIES web­site. The por­traits include peo­ple like Ben Kwan, the tai­lor who escaped famine and rev­o­lu­tion in China to even­tu­ally set­tle and work on Fraser Street; and Jin­der Johal who arrived in Van­cou­ver from her vil­lage in India when she was 8 years old and who now heads up the South Hill library.

The local work crew was joined by the sto­ry­tellers as they watched their own por­traits emerge on the walls of their com­mu­nity.  Peo­ple of all ages grabbed a roller, climbed the lad­der and helped paste on the pho­tos.  Pac Blue Dig­i­tal Imag­ing, the co. that printed the murals,  also sent their good-natured installers to teach the paste up method.  The project was inspired by the work of JR, a Parisian street artist who exhibits freely in the streets of the world, catch­ing the atten­tion of peo­ple who are not museum vis­i­tors.
This photo instal­la­tion is a part of Vancouver’s 125th Anniver­sary cel­e­bra­tions and is pro­duced in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the South Van­cou­ver Neigh­bour­hood House.

 

 

Spring/Summer 2012 with Allison Wonderland

Shannon Mendes Photographs  |  Allison Wonderland lifestyle shoot

Cloth­ing Designer: Alli­son Smith

Pho­tog­ra­pher: Shan­non Mendes

Styl­ist: Tanus Lewis

Makeup and Hair: Krista Seller

Tal­ent:  adri­enne w. from Liz­bell Agency

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