Here at Innate, the holiday season is all about our community. The people, places and relationships that inspire us, challenge us and help us grow. We’re pleased to present this photo essay from photographer Kim Jay that celebrates the diverse, unique faces that make up the spirit of our Innate community.
One special thing about this project is that peoples’ positivity exudes. Big smiles all around.
Kim Jay documents the dignity of lives lived. Her documentary film From the Ground Up showcases a family farm in Zambia who is part of a cooperative receiving sustainable help from the SAM project, a member of the Innate community. Her latest project is We are Revellers, a portrait series featuring the faces of festival goers. This collection celebrates the festival community and those people who contribute to the vibrancy of the scene, simply by showing up and being themselves. The project was started by Kim Jay and Craig Shutko in 2014 on Vancouver Island. They will be taking the project on tour next year to a number of international and national music festivals all across Canada, the US and down to Central America. Take a look at each face. None are alike in the beauty and energy they exude. Celebrate one another.
By dressing up, each person shares a little about themselves and that is part of their contribution to any festival and the festival community. It’s as much about sharing as it is about anything.
This is a PSA to get silly. Remember not to take life too seriously. It can be fun too!
Performance artist Kyle struck a pose during sunset dressed in his favourite hat. We took his photo a number of times throughout the weekend, while he played with slightly changing the look in his eyes. The eyes tell quite a story.
A favourite in the collection. This was taken on Spirit Animal theme day at Tall Tree.
Suit Saturday at the Tall Tree Music festival brought out the class in the revellers. Tall Tree Music Festival was where “We are Revellers” was founded.
This gentleman was cruising around the Tall Tree Music Festival enjoying the few moments of sun in an otherwise rainy weekend. It takes more than a little rain to ruin the good feelings at festivals like this.
Flower children run wild and free at these festivals. Framing the shot from just the eyes and above adds some mystery, but her eyes tell all about how she’s feeling.
If you look closely, you can see a glitter bomb going off. This woman was doused with glitter by her friend while getting her portrait done. Talk about good timing.