Troublemakers 4.0 || Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Troublemakers 4.0 is an inter-generational film project sponsored by the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Reel Youth, and Love Intersections.
Aspiring young filmmakers are paired with LGBTQ2+ ‘Troublemakers’ who are changemakers in the LGBTQ2+ community.
Inter-generational relationships are important and this project offers the folks participating the opportunity to learn from each other as they create impactful documentaries together.
This is my 3rd year capturing the behind the scenes action and portraits of the participants.
It is wonderful to witness their relationships and the films they create together are beautiful.
The films will be shown at the 31st Vancouver Queer Film Festival on August 18th, 2019.
Click HERE to view last year’s films. I will update with the new films after their screening.

I love capturing the friendships that develop during this wonderful project.

The 2019 Troublemakers 4.0

East Side Pride

I knew it was going to be a joyous and colourful day at Vancouver Pride's East Side Pride event. This was my first time attending the event and I spent most of my time flirting and reuniting with folks I hadn't seen in awhile. Here's a few shots I did get in between the festivities.

  

Please visit my personal work website for more LGBT portraits. belleancell.com

  

Honouring our Elders Tea

I donated my time, energy, love, etc. to photograph this event at the Listel Hotel, and I really want to thank Qmunity for the opportunity to do so. It was lovely. So lovely.
See the full album HERE on Qmunity's Facebook page.

  

Please visit my personal work website for more LGBT portraits. belleancell.com

  

STRUT 4 Hope

"We stand strong together in support of every person’s right to love who we are meant to, be who they want to be without fear of prejudice. Join us and walk a mile in high-heels to fight for LGBTQ+ people around the world."
~ Foundation of Hope.
100's of folks strutted their stuff at Sunset Beach June 6th to raise funds and awareness for LGBTQ refugees. The newly founded Foundation of Hope’s first fundraiser was a walkathon with participants walking a mile in high heels! An amazing $45,000+ was raised at the fabulously successful event.
Every day I wake up grateful for the privilege to be my authentic self in this beautiful city and country. It was wonderful to be a part of raising funds and awareness for folks who do not live with those same privileges.
Thank you to the Foundation of Hope for existing and assisting LGBTQ refugees, asylum seekers and newcomers.
Click this LINK to see the full album on Facebook. 

  

Please visit my personal work website for more LGBT portraits. belleancell.com

  

We are stronger together

I joined LOUD Business (Gay & Lesbian Business Association of BC) on April Fools day 2014. However, I am no fool.
Becoming a LOUD member was one of the best decisions I made for myself and my business last year.
Being in LOUD has enriched my feeling of belonging to a community that cares and supports each other.
I have made strong connections and some dear friendships within LOUD and I look forward to those connections and relationships deepening.

Below are some fun shots I took at the LOUD Luncheon in February with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the Foundation of Hope in attendance.

Queer as Funk !!!

Always exciting to see images I've created for folks featured on their websites. Check out the brand spanking new website for Vancouver's Funktastic Queer As Funk.
Click HERE to see images I shot during their spectacular sold out September 2013 show with the Leadfoot Butch Choir.

Prairie Fairies Fowl Supper 2013

A fun time was had at the 14th Annual Fillmore Family Prairie Fowl Supper and Barn Dance.

Over $70,000 was raised for worthy receipients, A Loving Spoonful, McLaren House and Out in Schools.

This year was a special event as the Matriarch of the Fillmore Family, Linda Fillmore was turning 80 years old. Here are a few of my favorite images I shot of the evening.

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Linda is welcomed into the Octogenarian club by longtime pals.

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The Boomchix entertained and Kate Reid worked her magic.

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Verna and her winning Jello Salad entry. Frightening really.

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Mayor Gregor Robertson and City Councellor Andrea Reimer serving up dinner.

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Park Board Commissioner Trevor Loke (middle) and Vision Vancouver team members.

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Derek.....

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will you.....

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marry me?

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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Awesome hots Linda Fillmore and Barb Snelgrove. (that's a typo and I'm leaving it in)

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The Mary Tyler Moore HAT TOSS!!

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Just the Mayor of Vancouver singing her Happy Birthday.

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Happy Birthday Linda Fillmore