Catherine Bussiere lives and works in Cumberland County, NS. She is a world traveller, photographer, blogger, filmmaker, and podcaster. Her work, at once candid and thoughtful, explores home in all of its senses. Through her lens we steal a glimpse into the deferential intimacy of the everyday, and the surprise it holds. Using her property as a fertile ground for creativity, she has hosted, over the years, several film camps and art retreats, and was a team member of the popular Beckwith Bash music festival.
In 2016 Catherine was one of five Atlantic women filmmakers selected to make a feature film under the 1KWAVE challenge. Her personal documentary, Self Portrait in May, was part of the Halifax Atlantic Film Festival, and the Charlottetown Film Festival selection. Catherine has several short films to her credits including : Bertholet, Saving Seeds and Writing on Fire: The Documentary.
A member of the Pugwash Art Collective since its beginning, she has been inspired to push her boundaries by embracing her minimalistic drawing skills and created a series of cartoon-like crows under the name “The Square Crow“. When she is not behind a camera, Catherine can be found in her garden where she’ll harvest the fruits of the land to feed family and friends.
“to be behind the lens, as if invisible, utterly captivated by light, and composition,
of the possibility to capture space, moments in time
and that inherent ability of photography to document”