High Spirits: A Photo Essay

My job is weird. It’s stuck in this ambiguous space between art and service. I take pictures of people having fun.

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Recently, during an annual music festival held in Toronto, a colleague and I were deciding which shows to hit up for the night as part of our coverage. Our main criteria for the shows at night was first and foremost good music.

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For daytime shows it was another ball game. My colleague turned to me during our deliberations and flatly said, “We’ll go to this instead. It has free beer. If we’re breaking any plans with people, they’ll understand. Beer is like currency in our world.”

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Reflecting upon this fills be me instantly with sadness and anticipation in equal measures. It’s true; it’s pathetic. It’s my life and like a child eating that candy that makes your tummy ache and your teeth scream I continue to dive in, hands stretched out in front of me.

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About Yuli Scheidt

Yuli was born at the exact moment in 1986 when the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded and rained down on the ocean. As a child she believed this meant she was destined for greatness in the realm of space travel and radioastronomy. Nothing remotely as awesome as that has happened so far. Instead Yuli, at the age of 18, relocated from Calgary to Ottawa where she studied photography, life sciences and graphic design before moving to Toronto. [More by Yuli]