Photographer Neil Zeller snaps up the #OtherHandChallenge

Neil Zeller took the Beakerhead #OtherHandChallenge and showed us that when it comes to handling the camera, the camera is the boss!

Donations to Beakerhead for the creation of life-long learning programs at the crossroads of art and science, are always welcome and appreciated – click here to donate.

The wonderment of Beakerhead 2014 … a daily photo recap

2014 was a jam-packed year of art, science and engineering activity and school, public and community events at Beakerhead.

So in fond farewell to Beakerhead 2014, we’ll recap its wonderment (x2) each day in the month of January, on this blog, Twitter and Facebook. The experiences may now be over, but the photos are worth a thousand words and last forever.

And thanks to the Beakerhead Photo Team 2014 for capturing the “No Barriers” photos – cheers to Neil Zeller, Christopher Malloy, Curtis Anderson, Denis Semenov, Denise Kitagawa, Gemma Wallace, Jackie Ho, Jeff Cruz, Katie Murray, Kelly Hofer, Michelle Hofer, Nicholas Taylor, Penny Breedon, Raymond Wong, Cynthia Radford, Ben Strang, and Nicholas Fuss.

Enjoy reminiscing, tell us about your experiences and share them with your friends and family! 

Can’t wait for your favourite event to be featured? Click on the Photo Gallery to get instant gratification!

 

MEDIA IMAGES: Beakerhead 2014 Program Launch

In the hours leading up to the Beakerhead 2014 Program Announcement, several of Calgary’s best photographers previewed the 15 foot mask who was the emcee for the June 10 Media Event.

Here the Beakerhead Photography Team share photos from the night shoot and ‘live’ media event for media use.

Photos are free to be used by any media outlet – the only requirement is to please caption the respective photographer. These photos may not be used by third-parties for marketing and advertising purposes.

Higher resolution photos can be accessed by clicking on the image. If you require Dropbox deliveries, please contact michelle@beakerhead.com or chloe@beakerhead.com.
Give a man a fish. Photo credit Neil Zeller Photography
Give a man a fish. Little Beakerhead girl with Minister Starke. Photo credit Neil Zeller Photography
The wizard behind the mask. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
The wizard behind the mask. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
Patronus makes friends. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
Patronus makes friends. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
Beakerhead Media Event. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
Beakerhead Media Event. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
Generous support from Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Suncor Energy. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
Generous support from Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Suncor Energy. Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
There's not an "I" in Beakerhead, but many of them - takes a community to make Calgary awesome! Photo credit: Nick Taylor
There’s not an “I” in Beakerhead, but many of them – takes a community to make Calgary awesome! Photo credit: Pixels and Photons

Beakerhead team scrum. By Neil Zeller Photography
Beakerhead team scrum. By Neil Zeller Photography

 

Get ready for whimsical, delightful and educational entertainment this September at Beakerhead. Photo credit: Nick Taylor
Get ready for whimsical, delightful and educational entertainment this September at Beakerhead. Photo credit: Pixels and Photons

 

 

 

It's not wizardry but a village of collaborators that bring the excitement of Beakerhead to the streets and venues of Calgary. Photo credit: Bing Fountain
It’s not wizardry, but a village of collaborators who bring the excitement of Beakerhead to the streets and venues of Calgary. Photo credit: Bing Fountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: Bing Fountain
Creativity lies within everyone. The Beakerhead Mask says ‘Let Go.’ Photo credit: Bing Fountain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
Not your usual media event, but then again this is Beakerhead! Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography

 

 

Photo credit: Kelly Hofer
Who is the robot and who is the human? It wouldn’t be Beakerhead without a robot or two, or perhaps a Robot Uprising! Photo credit: Kelly Hoofer

 

Photo credit: Kelly Hofer
The Beakerhead 2014 Program announcement wasn’t just hot air; there’s more than 50 events and 90 collaborators! Photo credit: Kelly Hofer
The Beakerhead steampunk experimentation (no mice were harmed in this experiment). Photo credit: Neil Zeller Photography
The Beakerhead steampunk experimentation (no mice were harmed in this experiment). Photo credit: Kelly Hofer

 

Photo credit: Kelly Hofer
A smash up of art, science and engineering, aka Beakerhead. Photo credit: Kelly Hofer

 

No barriers to Beakerhead

Few people can say that they have never heard of Neil Zeller or been delighted by the iconic image he took of the Peace Bridge, seen by millions all over the world.

Neil Zeller is a photographic artist of the highest merit with an eye for capturing the life, not stills.

“Photography is where I cleanse my spirit, nourish my soul and am truly happy. I see the world around me in 4×6 boxes. My eyes capture wide angles, interesting corners, beams of light and faraway things. My goal is to capture in my camera, the story my eyes could never tell you.”

On April 2, Neil and Beakerhead hosted NO BARRIERS TO BEAKERHEAD: Photography Workshop. More than two dozen of Calgary’s semi-professional to professional photographers came out to get a sneak preview of what Beakerhead had in store for September 10-14 and to experience how they too could land those shots at Beakerhead that would be seen across the world.

The photographers in the workshop learned that an assignment isn’t finished when the shot list is fulfilled, it is only done when they deliver that iconic shot their client can use in their marketing and promotion well into the future. They were shown how to be technically ‘ready’ and to ‘be the boss’ at an event, being clear and bold in their direction of all involved, so they can capture that iconic moment. All this, while understanding that it is a great deal of fun to be a part of something so cool like the ‘smash up’ that is Beakerhead!

If you would like to learn more of how you can get involved in Beakerhead – click HERE!

Photo: Kelly Hofer
Photo: Kelly Hofer

 

 No Barrier shots taken on the night..

Photos: Michelle Hofer
Photos: Michelle Hofer

 

Photo: Chris Malloy
Photo: Chris Malloy

 

 

 

 

Photo: Kelly Hofer
Photo: Kelly Hofer
Photo: @GeoKs
Photo: @GeoKs 

 

Photo: Curtis Anderson
Photo: Curtis Anderson