T H E K I R K L A N D E X H I B I T
Kirkland Public Library,
17100 Boul Hymas, Kirkland, Quebec
Vernissage - Sunday May 20, 2012 2:30pm to 4pm
10am to 9pm Monday to Friday
10am to 5pm Saturday & Sundays
It is with great honour, that I will be exhibiting a selection of inspiring photographs with 21 other colleagues in The Kirkland Exhibit, presented by the Lakeshore Camera Club of Pointe Claire commencing May 20th.
The title for my own exhibit, derives from the different light and unique circumstances under which each was photographed - lightning, candle light, a fiery sunset across ancient ice, and perhaps a message from the Man upstairs, with shafts of bright light dancing upon the Dead Sea in Palestine, the latter of which is titled "Ray of Hope."
I credit my parents for my passion for photography, when they placed a small Kodak Brownie Instamatic camera in my hands when I was all of 11 years old. Then Dad got in on the act. When I was 15, he let me use his beautifully crafted, German-built, Voigtlander 35mm rangefinder. That was it - I was smitten!
After graduating from Dawson College with a Diploma in Communication Arts, I moved to British Columbia and worked briefly as a photographer-reporter for a small newspaper, then freelanced in Western Canada and the Maritime provinces before moving back to my native Montreal. Some four decades later I’m still "playing" with my cameras… and getting into trouble too!
Through the years my trusty camera has always been with me to capture the moment, whether I was 40 metres beneath the waves, traversing great continents, or gliding 10,000 metres above it all. Along the way fascinating people, exotic cultures and mystical lands have graced my films and enriched my life.
Not long after my parents gave me that first small camera, I purchased my first 35mm SLR camera. Today my kit consists of several Nikon film and digital bodies and a wide range of Nikkor lenses. With my feet now planted firmly in the digital world, I still relish the look, feel and sharpness of Fuji Velvia and Provia films. While landscape, travel and portraiture photography are my forté, I also shoot a variety of other subjects including sports, nature, architecture and nightscapes. Constantly striving for perfection with a fresh approach and a different angle means trying new things, and learning new skills.
I hope you have the opportunity to visit this unique photographic exhibit and endeavour.
to be missed!