Apparently now Thursday’s are for reminiscing about the past. So I’ll try and share something from my past with you on Thursdays.
Winnipeg Homes and Lifestyles last edition was the summer of 1998 and my shot of the Pelican Beach Golf and Entertainment Centre in Gimli, Manitoba made the cover.
Harferd Productions published the magazine and it was owned by Fred Glazerman. He was larger than life with a heart of gold. Sadly Fred passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2000 after a 19 month battle with cancer. But I can tell you this man lived life to the fullest!
I photographed for the magazine for about 4 years and loved the diversity. Everything from Portraits, Interiors, Exteriors, and landscapes. For this particular shot Fred and I drove out to Gimli in his rather large convertible, top down, and the wind blowing. I remember thinking….wow I have a great job! Really, does it get any better? We rented a boat and captain to take us out on Lake Winnipeg, the water was very choppy and it was hard to get a good shot with the hasselblad (medium format film camera).
They ended up using this shot from the shore line. I loved the shot, but was disappointed they didn’t keep it straight! There’s my evil eye again…. Magazine’s were only 3.00 in 1998!