• Chris Bolin Photography

    Chris Bolin is a editorial and corporate photographer based in Calgary, Alberta. He assignment based work includes covering daily news, national event and travel assignments for local, national and international clients.

I spent last weekend photographing the 2014 Canadian Rockies International Rodeo and Music Festival in Strathmore, Alberta. The Alberta Gay Rockies Rodeo Association held its 21st annual weekend rodeo with over 65 competitors in the three-day event, It’s the only gay rodeo in Canada, drawing spectators and participants from B.C. to Manitoba and south of the border. Here are some of my images for the Globe and Mail with link to story here:  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/progress-a-challenge-to-gay-rodeo-in-alberta/article19434921/

It was one year ago today that our province saw the worst flooding in its history. In the days leading up to June 20, 2013, much of Southern Alberta experienced heavy rainfall that triggered catastrophic flooding described by the provincial government as the worst Alberta’s history. Here is a look back at some images that I shot for the Globe and Mail and Macleans Magazine.   

Here are a few images for a story on the Temporary Foreign Workers program in Banff that I shot for the Globe and Mail a few weeks back.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/banffs-changing-labour-landscape/article18842028/

 

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I got a call last night around 9:30 by a new client asking if I could do a board of director group photo for The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) this morning at 10 AM. In 12 hours. That falls under the kinda last minute in my books.  She said ” They forgot to hire a photographer” I told her I would be there for 8am so we could scout and set up.

I found an assistant, we were set up by 9:40, and I got 12 frames until they started walking off the set. Someone actually said mid-shoot, “Oh, I thought you would just use your iPhone, for something like this.”  No iPhone can do this. Not yet anyways . . .

 

 

 

 

 

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I spent two days last week shooting more than 75 staff at Accenture here in Calgary. We were set up in a corner office with them scheduled back to back to back from 9 – 5. What a great group of indivudals to meet over the two days. Here are 20 edits.

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