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I am currently working on 3 different projects…

Two of which are about the Aboriginal Communities and the First Nation culture in Alberta and all over Canada.

Every time I get the privilege to work with my Aboriginal clients, I get the chance to witness a little bit of their traditions, round dance, chicken dance, pow wow, bannock testing and such.

And every time I am surrounded by those amazing dancers, all colorful, full of passion, moving with such energy and grace, I think about the odds of a guy like me, who grew up in a small town in France, ending up in Alberta, doing what he loves the most for a living, learning first hand about a culture that, when he was younger, didn’t even know still excited.

Pretty slim…but still, there I was.

Amazing world we live in!

More about these projects very soon.

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  06:07 pm, by briceferre 3  |  Comments

A very dear friend of mine just sent me a message about this photo and it made me realize that maybe I should share it with you as well.

I shot this photo during Aboriginal Day in Edmonton on June 21st 2012. I was working for the great people of Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society and was covering an event put together by the fantastic Lisa Baroldi of Progress Unlimited.

I know I have said this before, but I will say it again because it’s worth remembering:

I am extremely grateful to be able to do what I do for a living, which consists of witnessing and taking photos of amazing people, events and discovering new cultures, communities and traditions every time I am on a new shoot.

Not everybody has the chance of enjoying his/hers work the way I do mine and it’s pretty easy to forget how lucky I am. Specially when working like crazy on 5 different projects at once.

But I’ll let you in on a secret: It’s not really work when it’s the only thing you wanna do when you wake up in the morning. (After having coffee of course.)

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05:45 pm, by briceferre 6  |  Comments

I feel very fortunate to be able to do what I love for a living. I get to meet so many people from different culture while doing my job. I learn so much everyday!

Recently, I’ve been working with the aboriginal community of Edmonton and they taught me so much about, life, love, humility and respect for each other. Such a blessing.

Here are 2 kids from 2 different background, who were playing with me on an event I had to shoot recently.

Those smiles and eyes are one of the reasons I love my job.

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  10:11 pm, by briceferre 6  |  Comments