Lindsay Dianne is Running Scared Photography. Each of Lindsay Dianne’s images evokes a sense of child-like wonder in those who view them. Her attention to the unique and often over-looked detail is what makes her art truly sing. Whether it be shooting an act of civil disobedience, capturing a baby’s first smile or the adulation and mutual appreciation of an artist and his fans, she consistently documents the heart of the moment, and the truth that lies behind it.
1. My family- that is.. myself, unhusband- Nathan, and daughter- Abigail. This picture was taken in Disneyland (my favourite place) in March of this year which was our first real vacation as a family. My unhusband and I have been together for what is rapidly approaching five years and he is my rock, my inspiration and what has kept me going. It wasn’t very long ago I was ready to get another day job and he asked the question, “What about photography?” He holds me accountable, and it is he and my daughter that give me something to motivate action, day after day.
2. I was born on Christmas, and while I love the summer… I shudder to think of living in a place that didn’t have ice and frost. There is something so calming, for me, about the stillness of a frosty winter morning in BC. When it’s warm I sometimes miss it… but don’t tell anyone I said that.
3. This is Pepper sleeping like a dog. She’s a horse, she lives on Vancouver Island at one of my closest friend’s hobby farm. She’s older than I am, and she’s a gentle girl who I trust completely with my three year old (Except for the one time when she stepped on her toe, but my daughter tried to take her food dish). Pepper has been the horse who has gotten me used to horses. We visit Vancouver Island once a month because I feel that it gives my daughter a chance to get to be around farm animals that I was never accustomed to, and it gives me a chance to change that I was not accustomed to them.
4. Unhusband walking in the BC rainforest. There is nothing I find more peaceful than being surrounded by old, mossy trees. If I must be in an urban area… Thank God it is one with plenty of available green space.
5. This sign is on my front door. It serves as a personal reminder, for me, that belief is such a strong thing. In the last 12 months I have practically moved emotional mountains.. and I’ve done it all through the undoubted belief that I could and would be successful in what I set out to do. I believe in miracles, but moreover I believe in the groundwork that allows miracles to happen.
6. These are our three furry babies. Bella on the right, Luna in the middle, and Dotty is the little one on the left, and the newest member of our family. For me, a house is not a home without pets to share it with. I am an animal lover through and through- It doesn’t stop with cats!
7. We also have two fancy rats who deserve a space of their very own. Sisters who live on my desk and often watch me work, these pets have convinced me that the ONLY rodent that we will house is going to be rats. They’re like tiny, misunderstood dogs who can even do tricks.
8. And last we have my herb garden. It is one of 6 gardens I have in my yard. I am working as hard as I can to be as sustainable as I can be- it’s one way I feel I can connect with both my food and the earth that delivers it to me. Since I began gardening, I have adopted it with no trouble and find it extremely relaxing when I need to getaway from it all- hands in the dirt.
What neighbourhood do you live in?
I lived in East Vancouver until I was in my early twenties, I attended Vancouver Technical Secondary and then King George Secondary, downtown. I consider these neighbourhoods to be my stomping grounds. I lived in Kits for a year, and slowly began moving east, into the suburbs.
What do you do and where?
I’m a photographer. I own a photography business that is based on the West Coast of British Columbia. I shoot whenever and wherever I am needed, mostly outdoor events and portraitry at the moment, though I have some experience with weddings and babies.
What are you working on?
I just wrapped a shoot of the All British Field Meet for Hagerty’s Collector Car Magazine- it was an absolute blast to shoot. Right now I am just getting ready for a week on Vancouver Island before the super busy season starts for picture-taking and I have no opportunities for rest. I’m also planning out a couple of awesome shoots that are going to push the envelope in terms of how risky my shoots are… But I can’t give away all my secrets!
Where can we find your work?
My work is available through my webpage, Running Scared which will also link to all appropriate social networking sites. It also links to my blog which was recently voted the number four top mom blog in Vancouver.