Alana Paterson

Alana Paterson

Answers On A Postcard — Second up in our Answers On A Postcard series, a visual q&a where photographers answer questions with their images, is Canadian farmhand Alana Paterson.

To celebrate Huck 46: The Documentary Photography Special II, our annual celebration of visual storytelling, we are having a Huck website takeover – Shoot Your World – dedicated to the personal stories behind the photographs we love.

In this regular series, Answers On A Postcard, we ask photographers to get existential and respond to a visual q&a with their images.

Second up is Alana Paterson, who lives on Gabriola Island, just off the west coast of Canada. When she’s not skating or shooting photos she works on organic farms or small agricultural projects and has described “big dogs, country roads, nice light and frosty brews” as some of her favourite things. Her personal photography lingers on wastelands and backwaters, both urban and rural, and usually features her motley crew of wanderlust-y buds.

Answers On A Postcard #2

Who are you?
I’m Alana.
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What does home feel like?
Home is wherever the love is.
What does faith look like? 
Faith looks like working your ass off for something that doesn’t make sense sometimes.
What’s your greatest fear?
 Being held onto too tight.
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What keeps you up at night? 
Not a whole lot. I’ve always been a good sleeper.
What helps you sleep?
 This human and this dog.
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What’s the meaning of life?
 I dunno, but I do know time and tide fir nae man bide.


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