ESP: Black Tape Project
Black Tape Project @ Writing on the Stones Provincial Park
A couple months ago team ESP took a day to explore the beautiful outdoors of Writing On Stone, an Alberta Provincial Park just about 4 hours away out of Calgary by Milk River.
This historic site was created 85 million years ago during the Cretaceous period. The hoodoos were made by repeated melting of ice sheets during the last Ice Age from water, ice and wind erosion in sandstone. Along the hoodoo's you can find many petroglyphs (engraving) and pictographs (painting) on the walls! I felt oddly connected to nature while being on the site and a bit overwhelmed knowing I was being surrounded by rich history drawn by Native tribes and nature's art.
Despite the full day of rain, during shooting time nature kissed us with some sunshine for about an hour, so that we could leave feeling accomplished with what we intended to create!
It was my first time deliberately taping myself up with electrical tape, it took us about 2 hours to finish! Thank goodness for team effort. The after work of taking it off was a little harder than getting it on (body wash have failed me!) But I managed to get majority of the marks off in about 2 days of olive oil rubbing!
As a side note, I am very grateful to have had Shelley by my side that day along with our own tour guide who knows so so much cool facts about the badlands Paul! Our style and height were different - making the dynamic's of posing together all the more interesting, thankfully our energies were super together!