Hendricks out to capture subject’s true essence
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A local photographer it out to capture the essence of breast cancer survivors in a new project.
Bruce Hendricks is a master photographer and four-time Manitoba Photographer of the Year recipient, awarded by the provincial chapter of the Professional Photographers Association of Canada. His company “Impact Photographic Design” offers a wide range of professional photography services including portrait, wall décor, commercial, public relations and branding, as well as wedding/event photography. His full list of awards and accolades are too many to list here but he is certainly one of the most accomplished professional photographers in Manitoba, if not throughout all of Canada.
However, what brought me to Hendricks’ home studio recently was to discuss a project he is currently working on that would shine a unique spotlight on the lives and experiences of breast cancer survivors. According to the Canadian Cancer Society (www.cancer.ca), breast cancer is the second most prevalent form of cancer in women. In fact, this year alone almost 27,000 women will be diagnosed with this disease. Chances are that someone you know is currently living with breast cancer, which makes this endeavour even more timely and important.
As a photographer, Hendricks says the most critical aspect for him is that his photos capture the true essence and spirit of breast cancer survivors as they live their lives to the fullest and continue to enjoy their favourite activities in life, whether it be having tea with a friend, making cookies with a grandchild or even just relaxing with friends and family.
Hendricks explained that his vision for this project is that it would be a message of hope and source of positivity and inspiration both for women who have recently been diagnosed, as well as their families. Although he is currently open to the direction or form this project may take, Hendricks told me that he foresees this project possibly becoming a special art exhibit, or perhaps even a book featuring both photos and stories.
Hendricks cites his mother as being the inspiration for this idea, as she herself survived breast cancer twice before passing away in 2013.
If you are breast cancer survivor and are interested in being a part of this project you can contact Hendricks directly at 204-224-2424. For more information on this or on the services offered by Impact Photographic Design, you can call the number listed above or visit his website at www.impactphotographicdesign.com.
Heather Innis is a community correspondent for Windsor Park. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Windsor Park community correspondent
Heather Innis is a community correspondent for Windsor Park.