Sep 8, 2013

With less than two weeks before the Calgary Home + Design Show, we’re giving away special gifts to whet appetites for everything home and design, straight from some of out top exhibitors.

Exhibitor Creative Windmill Photography, home of Calgary’s own snap happy virtuoso Wilko Van de Kamp, is giving away this beautiful framed photograph set on the glorious ski slopes of the Swiss Alps. Perfect as a stylish addition to your gallery wall (expertly designed with advice from Avenue Magazine’s Ricky Zayshley – catch Ricky on the Trail Appliances Main Stage on Saturday Sept. 21 at 12pm) or a stand-alone piece, this is a prize you don’t want to miss out on. Click here to enter!

We sat down with Wilko Van de Kamp at his Creative Windmill Photography studio to learn what makes him tick, or, we should say, click.

Tell us about your company and how it got started.

My company officially launched about 5 years ago, but I've had a passion for photography since I bought my first camera at 15 years old. Being a self taught professional photographer, I have become my camera, its lens my eye and its film my memory. I've been capturing this wonderful planet and its beautiful inhabitants for more than half my life now.

Where do you find inspiration?

My artistic inspiration comes from traveling all over the world and being privilege to so many magical moments that I couldn’t help but capture. I fell in love with the remarkable things I saw and the exceptional people who crossed my path. My photographic art is my way of translating and sharing these memories with the world. 

How would you describe what you do?

I would describe it as travel photography that makes your walls smile! Each one of my photographs is a unique piece you can’t find anywhere else. My pictures are untouched and unedited – what you get is a true image of real-life, with all the natural beauty, honesty and poignancy of a moment captured in time. My pictures are available in a variety of mediums, including art gallery prints, canvas prints, acrylic prints and bamboo prints.

How many years have you taken part in the Calgary Home + Design Show and what is your favourite part about it?

This is my first year that I have been involved with the show and I am excited to participate. I’ve been hard at work designing unique displays and I can’t wait to share them with all the visitors!

{Simply fill out this short form to enter to win this one-of-a-kind print.}

For more information on Wilko and his work, check out his website or follow him on Twitter. See his work for yourself at the Calgary Home + Design Show.  Purchase your tickets online today and save $3!