I got asked to cover some of this weekends LUNSA Powwow and the Lakehead University Fieldhouse. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the event and I was honoured to photograph it. Surprisingly I had never been to the LUNSA Powwow, but I have photographed other ones throughout the city. So, I was amazed at just how many dancers and people attended. As I photographer, it's a dream event to photograph with all the colours and people and energy.
For an event of this nature, it's almost all candid photography with a few posed shots mixed in. I also made sure to get in close on some of the details. Each and every dancer had such amazing attire, I had to slow myself down sometimes and really take it all in. Even the children were dressed up and having a great time too. The whole evening had such an electric atmosphere, with the drums beating loud, it was hard not to come away with some great photos.
I'm very much looking forward to more Powwows throughout the year!