The Island Illustrators Society celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011. I choose to document current and former members of the society that were still living in the Victoria area. Over 13 months I visited artists’ studios to photograph illustrators in their zone of creativity. Some members choose to be photographed elsewhere, and if they were from some distance away, I asked them to pick a location that meant something to them from their time as illustrator members in Victoria.
A few of the illustrators took the time to add textual content to the book. I asked a very open ended question and they responded in their own words. These ‘textual snapshots’ offer different points of view over the entire 25 year time cycle.
I photographed the illustrators in a way that provides a lot of information about them, the art and the space they work and live in for a good part of their daily lives.