Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Eye Lines - My new solo show opens March 30th and runs till April 30th

My exhibition is only one of many happening throughout Vancouver during the month of April at the Capture Photography Festival. Check it out.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

IDEA #2 Nature's Palette

I went out one day looking to make soft painterly photos. In the past, I've used camera motion with some interesting effects, but this time it was a Spring day and all the tulips were in full bloom.
I somehow got the idea that if I put my camera right down inside a tulip (one with the sun streaming through it) and deliberately blurred the image, it might work.

The images have a very abstract, water-colour look and people might easily mistake them for paintings - but they are all photos.

Here's what I've said in my Artist Statement.

Nature’s Palette This series of painterly photographs was created by deliberately blurring close-up images of flowers.
 With the soft sunlit focus, the viewer can take pleasure in nature’s organic form and  strong and varied colour palette.
 Recognizable details in selected images suggest the floral subject matter.

Here are two samples, presented as a diptych, and you can click on the link below to see more. 

Apologies to those who persevered through the mess I made of the post on 'leading lines'. 

As ever, any and all comments welcomed by email!! 

Monday, August 1, 2016

New Ideas for a Show - IDEA #1: Leading Lines

Hello Friends,

I know that it's been ages since I've posted here but my friend Julie reminded me last night that I do have a few followers, so here I go again!!

I'm hoping that I can put together another gallery show for early 2017 and have some ideas about content and themes. As ever, so happy to receive your comments, critiques etc.. Best sent to me by email since I've never really got the comments section of the blog working...

One of my ideas is to put together a collection of landscapes from several trips. I was quite interested to notice how many of these photos use leading lines as a compositional  element and how pleasing I find these elements... so this is one idea.

Rather than re-post the images on the blog, I already have 10 images and an Artists' Statement on Flickr so you can click on the link BELOW and check them out there...  Here's one image to pique your interest... (granted, it's not a travel image... )

Thanks again ...  more ideas to come... !!  Here's that link to the rest of the images.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

On the theme of "Creative:Red" please vote

Having fun with the 52 Week Photography Challenge. Upcoming week's theme is Creative: Red.

Number One was taken at the Olympic Village. I stripped out all the colour except the red and took the same image, rotated it and layered it on the original. Three layers in all.

Number Two was taken as I was walking home from the Olympic Village. Reflections on the paint of an old red car.

Any and all feedback welcome!! Thanks... 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Creating with Photoshop

I took a Photoshop course last spring and haven't been doing much along those lines over the summer. Perhaps it's the inspiration of the fall colour, or maybe just that it's easier to hang around inside, but I'm trying to create with various layers, camera movement etc...

I think it looks quite painterly... what do you think?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Finding my mojo?

Hello again, friends...

It has been quite a long time since I've posted on this blog. (Yikes, March!!)  I think that's because I had been using this forum to try and find an outlet or a path for my photography. And now I seem to have found it.

I now have a contract with Design Pics, a Canadian stock photography company that has partnerships with other stock companies all over the world. I can submit any images I want as long as they fall within their guidelines, and so far my track record is that they have accepted about a third of what I submit. Once on their sites anyone can buy the use of my images and I receive royalties.

It's a perfect way for me to share my work and helps to give my shooting more of a focus... no pun intended!!

Here are a few examples of some travel images that have been accepted by Design Pics...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Starting to get out there

YOU ARE HERE, a gallery photography show on and about the North Shore opens April 16th. It's part of the Capture Photography Festival and I have 4 pieces in the show.