Holly is a professional product and portrait photographer based in Ontario. She has a passion for creating unique and exciting images for her clients and she is always looking for new ways to share her vision with her audience. When she is not shooting on location or photographing a new product, she loves to travel and discover the world around her.
“I am deeply honored to be selected as part of Team Canada for the 2021 World Photographic Cup. It really is a dream come true to have my image among so many other incredible photographs. I have worked hard over the years to hone my craft and it is such an amazing feeling to see that perseverance pay off in such a big way.”
This photo came to be as an exploration of life’s major milestones, and how these changes are approached by other cultures. Every piece of jewellery that this Maasai woman is wearing tells a story about her life and these stories are totally unique to herself. She has a piece of jewellery for every stage of her life and she wears those experiences proudly.
This image is of the cube houses, located in Rotterdam. These houses are one of the most iconic attractions in the city, so I wanted to find a new angle to photograph them that perhaps hadn’t been done before and show off their interesting structure. In order to capture this perspective, I found myself wandering into the courtyard between the houses and pointing my camera towards the sky. The bright yellow colour of the houses and the repeating pattern of the windows creates visual interest, which makes it easy to get immersed into their distinctive charm.
Everything seemed to come together for this image and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. I was originally trying to photograph a pack of Wild Dogs, when my Safari group happened upon this pair of courting Giraffes. Luck was definitely on my side; I had two great subjects to photograph, the sun was setting low over the horizon, creating deep oranges in the sky, and a small flock of birds took flight from the trees just as I was pressing the shutter. The thing I love most about this image, is it reminds me to stop and appreciate the world around me and that sometimes the best moments in life are spontaneous.