Kim Ross is a contemporary storytelling portrait artist from rural Alberta. Kim has a certificate in photography from the renowned Hallmark Institute of Photography where she graduated at the top of her class of 2007. She holds her Master of Photographic Arts, 11 accreditations in both commercial and portrait photography and has won several awards in print competition including Alberta Portrait Photographer of the Year.
“I love seeing the incredible images shared from photographers around the world. Entering into the World Photographic Cups encourages me to push outside of my comfort zone and strive to learn more about my trade.”
I wanted to create ‘When Life Hurts’ to bring attention to the effects of emotional abuse caused by bullying. Bullying may not cause physical bruises, but the emotional scars can run very deep. Physical abuse is easy to identify, it’s easy to point a finger and say they hit me. That isn’t the case with emotional abuse. It’s harder to identify as the victim often blames themselves. It is my prayer that this image brings attention to the physical affects of emotional abuse.
For ‘Redneck Alter’, I wanted to create a portrait for my clients that celebrated their love of hunting together. The location was the bride’s family homestead. We scouted the location prior to the wedding so it took just moments to set up the image on their wedding day. I think it is a great tribute to their family history and to what they love to do as a couple together.