The Gnomes of Port Moody
For hundreds of years gnomes have lived in the forests in the Tri-cities area. They kept to themselves and were rarely seen. Recently a shift happened in the gnome community. Many of them grew bored with the forest life. As Port Moody gradually developed into an exciting, vibrant hub of activities they were drawn to the city life. At this point they approached the Regional Council and asked permission to allow gnomes to participate in Port Moody activities. After much thought the council gave them the permission they were were looking for but with one condition. They had to devote a certain amount of time each month to helping out with the work that went on to maintain the Port Moody community. This they readily agreed to.
As a photographer I was eager to document the gnomes transition to city life. I photographed them as they eagerly participated in the construction upgrades to the library and gnomed an information booth on car-free day. I witnessed their enjoyment as they had a few beers at the Parkside Brewery, attended Leo-Fest, entertained at the Gallery Bistro and had a ball on White Pine Beach at Sasamat Lake.