Today on Tales from the Crow’s Nest, we have a special treat, an interview with Angel Canann of One World Photography.
Angel is the sole proprietor and photographer of One World Photography in Denver. She has done several photo shoots with the Colorado Rogues. In 2010 she was made an official F.O.R. (Friend of Rogues) and we are very happy to have her. You may find her website at www.oneworldphotographyarts.com.
So without further adieu..
Question: What got you started doing photography?
Angel: I’ve loved cameras since I was a child. I think it’s the idea of holding on to memories that I want to keep, or sharing the way that I see the world, or helping to tell someone else’s story, that is the basic draw for me. It is art, it is expression, it is communication and understanding, and when it’s not Photo-Shopped, it is truth.
Question: Is photography more of a hobby for you or more of a business?
Angel: ***~laugh~ …Yes!
It is a Passion; an evolutionary learning and growth process. I am blessed to be able to also call the experience business.
Question: Tell us a little bit about yourself. I know that you have done work for several members Rogues and have also done work with Avistrum. Any interesting stories?
Angel: The most incredible one is that if I hadn’t picked up the Denver Post one Saturday morning and seen a want ad for employment at Colorado Ballet, I wouldn’t even be doing this interview right now. I started working at the ballet, another girl started there and begged Jackie to work there for her, that girl got fired three days later and Jackie started working for me. Jaded (Jackie) asked me to come shoot Avistrum in the fall of 2007, and the rest is history. I have since become a FOR, a CON-noisseur ;p, and a photographer for some of Avistrum’s events. Life turns on a dime.
Question: Do you ever sell your photos as art? Or are they mainly done for a client and sold directly to that customer?
Angel: My work is sometimes sold as art, sometimes as a photo story, and sometimes as photo work for a client or friend.
Question: I saw the photos you took for the crew of the Nautilus, they were really great. Do you work regularly with any of the local make- up artists?
Angel: Yes, Lesley Beckmann and Charlotte Berech-Herring are two face paint/makeup artists who have worked with me on separate photo shoots in the past. I enjoy working with them! It’s such a delightful honor to collaborate with other talented artists. Lesley worked on the Nautilus photo shoot. I highly recommend them. http://denverfacepainter.com is Charlotte’s website.
Example of work by Denver Face Painter
Question: In preparation for this interview I did a web search for One world photography, and there were a few possible sites that came up. Are they affiliated with you?
Angel: No, I am the sole proprietor and photographer of One World Photography in Denver, although the website has a slightly different name. www.oneworldphotographyarts.com And I would like to give a huge thank you and shout out to my brilliant and patient web designer and friend Barry Ludwick!! I’d still be floundering in the dark recesses of the unknown un-internet if it weren’t for him.
Question: What is your favorite piece that you have done?
One World Photography:Big Ben by Angel Canann
Angel: I could sooner choose a favorite star in the sky ;D (that’s a bit of inside humor, as I am an avid astronomer). There are many favorites for many reasons, but some of the most special are a raindrop during a storm on Lake Dillon, the Eiffel tower in the distance of a pink sunset; it’s a lovely moment to see, but also special because the friend I was with was seeing the Eiffel for the first time and it looked like that. There is one showing the back of the giant clock in the Musee D’Orsay in Paris, Big Ben hiding behind a tree in London, an image of Prince William and Kate Middleton in their carriage coming back from Westminster Abbey after their wedding, one I shot in Santa Fe of a homeless man named Jason and his dog while they were sitting on the sidewalk, several professional ballet and dance images, Harrison Ford giving me a really great smile, Vancouver BC glistening in the late afternoon sun like a jewel, a statue on one of the fountains at Versailles palace that looks as if he is weeping, several images from Scotland, London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Highway 101, Los Angeles, Rocky Mtn Natl Park, Boston, Florida, Canada, Mexico, Italy, different towns and villages throughout the UK, Seattle, Bandon, Santa Fe, St. Louis and even the Col Ren Faire; there are more, I am sure. People, places, moments that define time and place and experience. So many to love for different reasons.
Question: What are some of the things you are currently working on?
One World Photography: Tulips and Mountain by Angel Canann
Angel:Some of the most recent work over the last month has been shot in New York, Boston, Seattle and Anacortes (Washington) where I shot Orca and tulip farms, and in Italy along the Amalfi Coast, and in Rome. Some of the photos I am willing to share outside of my website are up on Facebook. But my best work never goes up on Facebook, because it’s too easy to steal.
One World Photography-Amalfi Coast by Angel Canann
Question:Anything else you want to touch base on?
Angel: I am working on some very unique and special art projects that will be available soon, as well as a handful of upcoming art shows… Stay tuned!! New wow coming!! ;D
One World Photography: Ice Castle Traveler by Angel Canann
Question:If one of our readers was interested in doing a Photo shoot with you how much would something like that cost?
Angel: Pricing usually runs about $250 an hour, but I rarely stick with that because each shoot is totally different and requires unique work and detail from me, thus affecting price and time commitment. Don’t check my website, check with me, please. I’ve also been known to work for trade.