There have been a lot of foggy days around here this spring. Some find it depressing, but I like how it makes the countryside look.
Heritage Caledon is sponsoring a show of heritage-themed art at the Alton Mill.
I will be showing three photos in this exhibit. I have recently been experimenting with printing on unorthodox materials. The “Stages Of Life” photo has been printed on a hand-coated sheet of hot-press watercolour paper. The warm colour of the paper and it’s texture changed the photo rather remarkably from what you see here. If you have a chance, drop by the mill to see this and my large-scale prints of “Winds of Change” and “Windows On The Water”.
A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a portraiture workshop at Elevator Digital given by famed Canadian portrait photographer Nigel Dickson. With three days and only four students, I had the opportunity to learn a lot! The first day was spent on the basics of lighting and learning to use Nigel’s Hasselblad (we used his equipment for most of the workshop). We took turns on both sides of the camera. Here is one taken of me by Nigel, followed by one I took of Nigel as he processed this photo in PhotoShop.
I have been so busy recently that I have neglected this blog. One of the things I have been spending time on is a new series of photos I will be putting in front of the jury for the Headwaters Arts Festival Show in the fall. In an earlier post (Clowning Around) I showed an early version of the first photo in the series. The series is about those moments we all have through our lives where something happens, something is said, or you look around – and say to yourself “I don’t belong here.”
I always wondered what it was with dogs and trees…
I came across a place where a new high-voltage power line is going through beside an older line. They clear-cut a swampy area, leaving the clear section of water to reflect the existing tower.
My photo “Riverside Squall” was selected by the jury to be a part of the Snap 2011 Charity Auction that will take place at the National Ballet School in Toronto this coming Sunday night. Tickets to the gala are $90, c’mon down and be part of a fun evening!
I have been trying some new things over the past month as I cast around looking for new creative directions. This little clown was the happy result of some of these experiments.
A soft landscape wrapped in ground fog. Quiet. Calming.
As much as I dislike winter, the arrival of spring is… messy. I was out playing in the rain last weekend and found this evidence of winter’s grime being washed away.