Catherine Byrdy Art Photographer
What INSPIRES you...
I fell in love with our blue green planet in my early 20's when I was studying Environmental Science at TWU, in Fort Langley. Since then I have traveled all over the world (China, Indonesia, Canada, USA, Malta) trying to capture 'that moment;' that is so powerful, it brings tears to your eyes.
Finding yoga helped me feel closer to the feminine. It helped me to develop self worth and confidence. I truly believe that yoga heals and I find inspiration in the stories of the people I photograph. And of course how that story plays out in their asana practice.
Women are so many things to so many people. We often forget 'our selves" in the midst of being mothers, wives, care givers, grocery shoppers and errand runners... and I love being able to show women (through my camera lens) that we are: strong, beautiful, creative and talented beings. A photograph should remind us of the many reasons to love 'oneself.'
Annie Leibovitz, Greg Blue, Adam Blasberg, Priscila Landa, Martin Prihoda and so many more...
Catherine Byrdy is Commercial and Portrait Photographer. Catherine became enamored with photography over two decades ago, and studied her passion diligently at Focal Point Photography in Vancouver, B.C., but put down her camera for some time when the world of film and darkrooms, became somewhat obsolete... Although, nervous and reluctant to pick up a camera again she enrolled in an Advanced Lighting techniques course at Langara College, which instantaneously reignited her passion and love for photography. In her time off from photography, Catherine became a school teacher, found yoga, found Buddhism, started practicing Vipassana meditation, completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher training (which she now shares with the students at her school) and completed a Masters degree with a focus on: becoming more mindful through movement and meditation, which was inspired by the works of Joseph Campbell.