Need new press photos but can’t quite swing the full session cost?
Lucky for us, fellow Snow Lake member Cassandra Randolph offers a Give Back Session where interested parties submit their names for an opportunity to get in front of Cass’ camera… without the session fee.
Who: Selected people will receive a photo session up to 1 hours (valued at $300) at no cost and includes two final retouched photos. Not included in the waved session fee are prop costs, location fees, hair/makeup/styling.
SHOOT LOCATION: Toronto, ON
When: Selected individuals will be contacted personally and coordination will be between you and Cassandra directly.
The Application Process:
Please know that submitting for this draw DOES NOT sign you up for any newsletters or emailing lists.
“I’m Cassandra Rudolph, a Canadian-born photographer and filmmaker, focused on telling stories through colourful, emotional and cinematic photo essays and portraiture as well documentaries, music videos, and short films.
The work I do can be exclusively photo or video, but I prefer to partner both together. Still and moving images, in my mind, will always be married. They’re chemistry and physics, forced perspective and robotics, computer science and a bit of magic.
Ten years into my creative career and I find myself turning towards community building and visibility activism. In addition to my creative work, I founded [Working Title], a grassroots collective of Toronto photographers and filmmakers who collaborate on creative projects and work to improve the visibility of marginalized genders and bodies working with cameras.”
October 25, 2019
Why are we doing this?
A LinkedIn post by our Founder - January, 2019
Sixteen-year old me remembers declaring: When I make it 'big', I'll pay it forward. Ten years later, (& having never witnessed 'big' numbers in my bank account that would warrant philanthropic endeavors) I've lost the need to define my success in this traditional way. So, at 26, I started something small: The Snow Lake Initiative (We're small but we're growing!!!) Last month I saw a post in a group: "Hi Friends! If anyone's in need of portraits over the next year but doesn't have the means to pay for them currently I'll be giving away sessions periodically..." & I felt joy- Because, this is what I believe we are capable of, as artists with talents. Without de-valuing our services, or compromising on our goals, we can give back, in real, tangible ways, if we decide to. As creators - we have the extreme privilege of deciding how we are going to operate our creative lives and ventures. I truly believe when we open our hands and let go of the fear of not having 'enough', and give, we are creating the space and opportunity to receive.