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Hiding in Plain Sight with Lorraine Emond

Farmers’ markets across Nova Scotia are celebrating the second annual Farmers’ Market Week (3-10 August) – the only event of its kind in Canada. The festivities highlight the wonderful fresh food, artisan products and local crafts available at more than 40 markets province-wide. Rustik Magazine has teamed up with Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia to profile some of the vendors and producers that make up Nova Scotia’s vibrant markets.

lorraine-emondLorraine Emond
Photographer
Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia

1) What is your local farmers’ market and what do you most love about it?
I do business with the Musquodoboit Harbour Farmer’s Market. I love it there; the people are what make this a wonderful place, and there is always a good variety of things/foods available for sale.

2) What products do you sell and why?
I do photography. I specialize in photographing letters of the alphabet that I find in nature, architectural details, and, well, just about anywhere! Then I make up words. I sell individual photos, framed words, and plaque-mounted words. I have concentrated on black and white and am now getting into sepia, with wonderful results.

3) What three ingredients would you take to a desert island?
Chia seeds, coconut oil and fresh water would be a must on a desert island! I would also need my camera, computer and printer!

lorraine-emond24) How did you get into your line of work? Any advice for someone just 
starting out?
I slowly developed a love for photography over the last several years and was looking for something different, as many great photographers on the Eastern Shore are doing very well. I have been taking photos of “letters” for a few years, many by accident. I got really serious and involved with finding letters for just over 1.5 years now, and have accumulated the whole alphabet, with a minimum of four photos per letter. In some cases, I have up to 14 photos of the same letter! I still look for more, and sometimes they find me. Now I’m working on finding numbers. Nature is always my greatest design inspiration!

5) If you could be compensated for your work with something other than 
money, what would it be?
If I couldn’t receive money for my work, I would trade it for fresh food. I love blueberries, and I can’t wait for the upcoming season!

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