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.

The Lowdown Project

I met a poet recently and he asked, "Do you write?"
I replied, "Yes, but rarely, only when I am grieving or newly in love".
He said, "Yes, isn't that always the way."

I was invited to walk the Downtown Eastside in August with some of the Poets involved in The Low Down Project. The Project was curated by F.O.U.N.D. Spaces and featured beautifully stenciled lines from the artists poems.
I felt inspired after meeting them all and after hearing them read their own words.