SEVEN
Photography: Lance Kenneth Blakney l Model: Athenais Testi l Hair: Mike Drost l Fashion Design: Adrienne Goodine l Surface Design/Producer: Dee Wilkie

Photography: Lance Kenneth Blakney l Model: Athenais Testi l Hair: Mike Drost l Fashion Design: Adrienne Goodine l Surface Design/Producer: Dee Wilkie

Photography: Lance Kenneth Blakney l Model: Kayley Reed l Hair: Mike Drost l MUA: Billy Peterson l Fashion Design: Michelle Duncan l Suface Design/Producer: Dee Wilkie

Photography: Lance Kenneth Blakney l Model: Kayley Reed l Hair: Mike Drost l MUA: Billy Peterson l Fashion Design: Michelle Duncan l Suface Design/Producer: Dee Wilkie

Photography: Lance Kenneth Blakney l Model: Sophie H-L l Hair: Mike Drost l MUA: Billy Peterson l Fashion Design: Michelle Duncan Surface Design/Producer: Dee Wilkie

Photography: Lance Kenneth Blakney l Model: Sophie H-L l Hair: Mike Drost l MUA: Billy Peterson l Fashion Design: Michelle Duncan Surface Design/Producer: Dee Wilkie

Photography: Lance Kenneth Blakney l Model: Gillian Glover l Hair: Mike Drost l MUA: Billy Peterson l Fibre Art: Alexandra Keely l Silk Surface Design/Producer: Dee Wilkie

Photography: Lance Kenneth Blakney l Model: Gillian Glover l Hair: Mike Drost l MUA: Billy Peterson l Fibre Art: Alexandra Keely l Silk Surface Design/Producer: Dee Wilkie

Photography: Lance Kenneth Blakney l Model: Jake Clark l Hair and MUA: Billy Peterson l Surface Design/Producer: Dee Wilkie

Photography: Lance Kenneth Blakney l Model: Jake Clark l Hair and MUA: Billy Peterson l Surface Design/Producer: Dee Wilkie

Photography: Lance Kenneth Blakney l Model/Fashion Designer: Bronwen Robbins l Hair and MUA: Billy Peterson l Surface Design/Producer: Dee Wilkie

Photography: Lance Kenneth Blakney l Model/Fashion Designer: Bronwen Robbins l Hair and MUA: Billy Peterson l Surface Design/Producer: Dee Wilkie

Photography: Lance Kenneth Blakney l Model: Jessica Hughes l Hair: Mike Drost l MUA: Billy Peterson l Fibre Art: Alexandra Keely l Silk Surface Design/Producer: Dee Wilkie

Photography: Lance Kenneth Blakney l Model: Jessica Hughes l Hair: Mike Drost l MUA: Billy Peterson l Fibre Art: Alexandra Keely l Silk Surface Design/Producer: Dee Wilkie

“SEVEN” was an idea I came up a year ago when, one night, I started to get really envious of other people who were making their dreams come true and really “making it” in terms of their craft.  I didn’t just want to sit in my living room feeling jealous, so I decided I would make a piece on jealousy and envy as a productive outlet. Then I started getting more and more ideas and thought, “hey, why don’t I do a series on the seven deadly sins (pride, envy, wrath, gluttony, sloth, lust, greed)!?” I messaged one of my favourite local Photographers, Lance Kenneth Blakney, right away and told him about my idea. He was totally onboard and as enthusiastic as I was.

Of course I couldn’t do a project this scale on my own  So I recruited a group of local fashion designers, hair stylists,makeup artists and models (read more about them here).  We did a professional full grade photoshoot for each look (the process stretched out over five months) and then finished it off with a gallery showing at the George Fry Gallery and a feature on CBC!

“Turn lemons into lemonade.”

D.W.