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I don’t often show the events I photograph. Most often, the event photography consists of some important people grip-and-grinning and, near the end, tend to be drunken revellers at a private function, so there’s really not much to see, or not much anyone’s willing to show.
That changes when you cover an event as large as Cracking-Up the Capital. A four day comedy festival in Ottawa; I was fortunate enough to provide photographic coverage of their Women of Comedy event at the National Gallery of Canada, featuring an intimate and interactive evening with Deb McGrath, Sheila McCarthy, and Nikki Payne. I also covered the Festival Finale at the National Arts Centre – a huge venue – with Patrick McKenna, Big Daddy Tazz, John Wing, Tracey MacDonald and Don Kelly.
In the case of a a more public event, I have no issue sharing some of the images from the evening: