2019/07/22

Hello internet;

I'm back from an “almost” vacation. We took a trip to see my partners family in PEI and my family in Saint John. We ended the trip with one of my favorite latest events to hit the New Brunswick Bay, The Moonlight Bazaar.

This new arts and culture event is in its second year. It's organized by Civilized in partnership with many uptown businesses. They inflate a giant moon and hang it between buildings. They shut down the street and cover it with grass. There are vendors and artists and murals and performers. It's a great night.

Laura-Beth Bird. Moonlight Bazaar. 2019. Photo Credit: Phillip Curley

Laura-Beth Bird. Moonlight Bazaar. 2019. Photo Credit: Phillip Curley

It's on my yearly “to-do” list. Congratulations Uptown Saint John.

-Laura-Beth Bird

2019/05/27

Hello Internet;

This weekend I headed down to Saint John to finish the second weekend of shooting for Cori Brownlee’s short, Distortion.

Slate. 2019

Slate. 2019

The Fredericton skeleton crew packed up into the most impractical Jeep Wrangler we could have possibly rented and headed down to Saint John for a for the day. We had to come up for a solution for a 360 degree shot on a dining table. This is our solution, a rotating microwave plate. We made it level with a pizza stone. I think we all agree that we are guests.

Jon Blizzard. John Thornton. Laura-Beth Bird. May 2019.

Jon Blizzard. John Thornton. Laura-Beth Bird. May 2019.

Distortion Shoot. 2019

Distortion Shoot. 2019

We then headed uptown for some shots at the InterACTION Theatre. The theatre is a Blackbox like room, converted from an old church. The building has some beautiful stained glass and yellow tinted windows. I got to know some of the staff at the theater and the programs they provide to the community. They’re pretty cool. If you're in the region, look them up.

John Thornton. Jon Blizzard. May 2019.

John Thornton. Jon Blizzard. May 2019.

InterACTION Theatre. May 2019.

InterACTION Theatre. May 2019.

-Laura-Beth Bird