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Inside Stories Interactive Media Launch

South Hill shouts out its INSIDE STORIES on the web.


Three lead­ing Van­cou­ver artists and the feisty com­mu­nity of South Hill have com­bined art and neigh­bours to cre­ate INSIDE STORIES, a sur­pris­ing and intrigu­ing inter­ac­tive expe­ri­ence on the web.

South Hill is made up of peo­ple from around the world.  Some are First Nations, most have immi­grated from cities and towns far away. Doc­u­men­tary film­maker Net­tie Wild, web designer Jeremy Mendes and pho­tog­ra­pher Shan­non Mendes have spent the past year record­ing and shap­ing extra­or­di­nary and mov­ing tales of leav­ing, of arriv­ing and of that momen­tous deci­sion to stay.

Take a look inside INSIDE STORIES

Inside Stories SouthHill

Modern Asian with Vancouver Magazine

Shannon Mendes Photographs |  Van Mag Food Feature

Jesse Zubot at the Waldorf, Vancouver

The Wal­dorf Hotel in Van­cou­ver was gen­er­ous in allow­ing us a great back­drop to pho­to­graph the fab­u­lous Jesse Zubot. Jesse had just returned (that morn­ing) back from tour­ing in East­ern canada. If you ever get a chance to see Jesse per­form, jump on it ! how many elec­tric vio­lin­ists have you heard. thanks Jesse

Shannon Mendes Photographs  |  Jesse Zubot Portrait

Allison Wonderland Fall 2011 REFLECTIONS

Alli­son Smith of Alli­son Won­der­land asked me to help her art direct and shoot her fall 2011 cam­paign. I have cur­rently been try­ing to cre­ate more depth and tex­ture in the images that I shoot, and reflec­tions are one of my favorite tech­niques to do just that. The chal­lenge was con­vinc­ing the designer that the images cre­ated will be art­ful and not nec­es­sar­ily show­ing the designs, but per­haps cre­at­ing a deeper sense of what type of woman would wear this and most impor­tantly how she would feel. Turns out proper focus is the most dif­fi­cult thing to achieve when shoot­ing into or through glass at night. My eyes def­i­nitely suf­fered, but i love these images.

Designer: Alli­son Smith

Pho­tog­ra­pher: Shan­non Mendes

Styl­ist: Tanus Lewis

Makeup and Hair: Krista Seller

Tal­ent: Anas­ta­sia V  from Liz­bell Agency

Shannon Mendes Photographs  |  Allison Wondeland fall lifestyle shoot

Engine Digital and Swiss Water_ shot at Caffe Brixton

In Decem­ber 2010, I worked with Engine Dig­i­tal and Tesla Pro­duc­tions to pro­duce images for the Swiss Water com­pany. We shot on loca­tion at Caffe Brix­ton in Van­cou­ver, BC with a fab­u­lous crew.

Agency: Engine Digital

Client: Swiss Water

Pro­ducer: Tesla productions

Art Direc­tors: Richard Gal­lagher and David Look

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