Hi, I'm Caprina Valentine
I'm a graphic designer, photographer and website developer. I also love to cook, hike, paint and play drums (yes, a full kit). I photograph everything from urban to nature, in a style that is attentive to detail and line, rich in texture and often scoped by a narrow depth of field.
My predominant style is Urban Abstract, in which I am drawn to the aging and weathering of man-made signs, architectural and industrial details, which create a kind of "natural graffiti." Some may see it as signs of decay, but I also see the history and excitement of its birth and its beautiful, natural wabi-sabi tendency towards entropy.
I got my first camera when I was 12. It was a Pentax 35mm automatic and I took it everywhere. When Mom saw what I was producing, she gifted me her vintage Pentax K1000 completely manual 35mm film camera, which she had carted around in her younger days. It was (and still is) in great working condition and how I learned most of my technique with the patience of working on film into my early 20s.
In 2004 I made the switch to digital, now using a Canon Rebel XT, but currently in the market for a new camera. I am considering a renewed interest in black and white film camera, with the continuation of a couple dark rooms in town. I would still be very much interested in working with film and/or film collaborations; feel free to email me!
Photolife Magazine, Volume 38, #2 • Showtime: Food • Feb/Mar
Flotsam + Jetsam • Tools of the Trade • Sep 2012
Booooooom! Art Blog • Small Victories • July 2010
This Side of West • UVic Student Art Book • Feb 2005
CACGV Look! Show • Victoria, BC • April 11-27, 2013
Monday Magazine Photo Show • Victoria, BC • Sep 25, 2012
CACGV Look! Show • Victoria, BC • 2012
Black & White • Coast Collective Gallery • Victoria BC • Feb 11-26, 2012
Food For Thought • Coast Collective Gallery • Victoria BC • Sep 2011
Bloomin' Again • Coast Collective Gallery • Victoria BC • March/April 2011
Monday Magazine Photo Show • Victoria, BC • September 2010
Transported • Coast Collective Gallery • Victoria BC • June 3-20, 2010
Second Annual Bloom Show • Coast Collective Gallery • Victoria BC • March/April 2010
Land + Sea • Coast Collective Gallery • Victoria BC • Aug 6-23, 2009
CACGV Look! Show • Victoria BC • August 2009
All Art Show • Sooke BC • July 10-12, 2009
CACGV Look! Show • Victoria BC • August 2006
CACGV Look! Show • Victoria BC • August 2005
Painting Class with Artists Michelle Miller & Karen Cooper • 2008
Drawing Course with Claudia Lorenz • 2006
University of Victoria • Two Years towards BA Visual Arts • 2003-2006, part time
Caprina Designs • Owner/Designer
• 1998 to present
offering design + websites + photography + writing + marketing