Hello and welcome! My name is Carmyn and I currently make my home in Edmonton, AB. I am an educator, writer, artist, and photographer - and am generally happiest when I'm able to create things. I love to dabble and try new mediums (I'm a jack of some trades and a master of none type) - all housed under the not-so-serious Crabapple Design. I like to take risks and experiment, and am interested in the creative process.
I hold an MA in English and Film Studies from the University of Alberta, as well as undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Secondary Education. I also studied analogue photography (medium + large format), alternative printmaking, and darkroom techniques at School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa.
My personal photographic work reflects my interest in found objects and collections, as well as architectural spaces that have been personalized and altered, whether intentionally or naturally. My photos are influenced by the New Topographics movement and accidental aesthetics. For my writing and illustration, I draw a lot of influence from the mundane and my everyday life.
If you're interested in hiring/commissioning me or collaborating with me, please get in touch! I'd love to talk to you. If you're looking for my wedding and portrait work - of which I used to do a lot in the past - I am only taking on the rare commission. Please contact me regarding my availability at email@example.com and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I'm a new mom, so it might take me longer than it used to. Thanks for being here.