Name: Kim Stallknecht

Company: Kim Stallknecht Photography

Hometown:  Born in St. John’s NL, 18 years in the Maritimes, 12 years in Calgary AB, 20 years in Vancouver, last four months in Courtenay.  My hometown has moved from one coast to the other.

3 words that best describe you: Loyal, adventurous, funny

Last book you read (or are reading): Having just photographed the author, Kamal Dhillon’s Black and Blue Sari. It’s her heartbreaking true story of torture and victim abuse, her faith and ultimate forgiveness.

Celebrity crush: George Clooney

First job: Movie theatre, popping corn and will never get tired of it.

All-time greatest movie or TV show: Maybe not the greatest but Law and Order: Crime and Investigation.

Favourite place you’ve ever travelled to: Leh, Ladakh, India

Worst pet peeve: People who don’t pick up their dog’s poo

Best gift you’ve ever received: An airline ticket to Italy!

The song that best sums you up:  Adele’s songs, pick one, any one

Local business you admire:  UnVeil Studios – Video Stories with Impact.

Most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten:  Prairie oyster (could not finish it)

Craziest thing you’ve ever done: Rappel (aka bounce down) a mountain, with dangling cameras, while documenting experienced rock climbers. Pretty much tied with riding a steer in a small town rodeo.

Best thing about your job: Client satisfaction!

Proudest achievement: Cover of Time Magazine following the Battle in Seattle WTO riots

Fears/phobias: spiders, snakes, really small spaces

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be? Telepathy

Favourite item of clothing in your wardrobe: My Hue pants

Who is most overpaid? Johnny Depp

The top thing on your bucket list: To hike the West Coast Trail

One thing you’ll never do again: Eat prairie oysters

Your perfect weekend: Home cooking, good friends, dinner parties

Life motto: Go big or go home

What brought you to the Comox Valley? Besides its beauty, it’s affordable and is now home.

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