Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society president Graham Kelsey (left) chats with photographer Casey Bennett during the opening of his show at the Station House Gallery earlier this month.

Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society president Graham Kelsey (left) chats with photographer Casey Bennett during the opening of his show at the Station House Gallery earlier this month.

Miners featured in photography exhibit

The upper gallery at the Station House this month features a collection of photographic portraits taken by Casey Bennett.

The upper gallery at the Station House this month features a collection of photographic portraits taken by Casey Bennett called Industrial Town.

The portraits are striking black and white photographs of Gibraltar Mine employees in their work gear.

Bennett graduated from Columneetza Secondary School in 2000, and in 2005 he found himself on Galiano Island participating in a Media Producers Program, an intensive filmmaking course held at the Gulf Islands Film and Television School (G.I.F.T’s), states his biography.

While there, Bennett completed two short films, assisted on several of his colleague’s films and picked at the brains of some of Canada’s more respected filmmakers working today, his biography says.

In 2007, he decided to make the move to Victoria, to pursue his new fascination, photography.

Once settled, Bennett was out with his camera on a daily basis, covering everything from hard-core punk shows at small, crowded venues to luminous wedding ceremonies at some of the most stunning locations around.

His music photography has appeared in numerous music magazines in North America and around the world, including Fuze Magazine in Germany and 12:15 Magazine in Miami, Flordia, Truth Explosion in Toronto and Absolute Underground in Vancouver.

His work in live music helped to secure some commercial and fashion photography.

Bennett currently resides in Williams Lake, and is working on several photography and media-related projects.

 

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