Back on March 24, my friend Tim and I attended the grand opening of a new bridge here in Calgary. I grabbed a few photos and made sure to get them online the same day. I knew that if I got my images online quickly, they would have a greater chance of getting exposure than the hundreds of images that were to follow (there were so many people with DSLR cameras there that day, Tim and I laughed stating that DSLR’s are the new point-and-shoot). Since that day, the Peace Bridge has become a hot spot for all types of photographers, from fashion and editorial, to family and wedding, and hundreds of photographs of the bridge have been uploaded to the web.
I am happy to say that as I hoped they would, my photos became quite popular right off the bat. So popular in fact that within weeks of posting them, I had websites and publications from all over the globe contacting me to use them. Canada, United States, India, Germany. I couldn’t believe it.
The bridge was the talk of the architectural community and my photographs of the bridge were the visual aid to those not living in Calgary. I’m going to showcase some of them here as separate posts, with the first being ELLE Decor Magazine. With more than two million readers extended over five continents, this was the biggest.