Books

  • Mike Grandmaison's Ontario

    “From the ancient mineral deposits of the northern Canadian Shield to the fertile farmlands of the South, Ontario offers a myriad of spectacular landscape that acclaimed photographer Mike Grandmaison expertly captures. His wide-ranging lens covers Ontario’s vast and varied terrain, teeming with plant and wildlife."

    Mike Grandmaison' s Ontario - A vision of riotous colour, grace, and beauty

    Photographs by Mike Grandmaison
    Text by Gerard Courtin

    From the ancient mineral deposits of the northern Canadian Shield to the fertile farmlands of the South, Ontario offers a myriad of spectacular landscape that acclaimed photographer Mike Grandmaison expertly captures. His wide-ranging lens covers Ontario's vast and varied terrain, teeming with plant and wildlife.

    Beyond the photographs, Dr. Gerard Courtin provides expert essays on Ontario's flora, fauna, and geology. Grandmaison's anecdotes and composition insights in the Stories Behind the Photographs are a fascinating glimpse into the conditions and circumstances surrounding his work.

    Mike Grandmaison's Ontario - A vision of riotous colour, grace, and beauty

    "Mike Grandmaison's Ontario is my Ontario. Every image in this collection takes me to a place I know, a place I've seen a thousand times, and yet a place I'm seeing as if for the first time. It's the Ontario I see when I close my eyes. Except for an occasional silo or lighthouse, it's the Ontario that has been here for 10,000 years, and now, thanks to these superb photographs, will remain with us for a long time to come." - Wayne Grady

    Published by Turnstone Press, 2015
    ISBN-978-0-88801-515-0

    Available at your favorite book store or online.
  • Beautiful Alberta

    A Breathtaking Visual Portrait of Alberta. This spectacular photographic portrait of Canada's most prosperous province reveals the resplendent natural beauty of of the West's towering mountains, cerulean lakes and lively cities. Mike Grandmaison's perceptive eye for what makes Alberta special is captured in 125 exquisite photographs that make up this handsome collection. Renowned for its natural tourist attractions and its towns of Banff, Canmore, Drumheller and Jasper, Alberta accommodates legions of visitors throughout the year. 'Beautiful Alberta' will inspire readers to explore this naturally and culturally varied part of Canada.

    Beautiful Alberta
    Text and photographs by Mike Grandmaison

     

    Published by Firefly Books, 2015
    ISBN-13: 978-77085-578-6

    ISBN-10: 1-77085-578-5

    Available at your favorite book store or online.
  • Canada

    A Breathtaking Portrait of a Country. Canada is rich in history and culture. It is the country's natural beauty that makes it unique in the world. Within its borders are some of the spectacular and photogenic vistas and wildlife anywhere - from the desolate, sweeping lowlands of the arctic, to the dewy rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, and the sloping, worn stone outcroppings of the Canadian Shield, a blanket of unparalleled beauty unfolds. In this breathtaking coast-to-coast photographic journey across Canada, Mike Grandmaison portrays a country whose seasons are variable and changing, reflecting the many moods of nature in all its glory. Whether it is the sight of an iceberg scudding past Newfoundland's craggy coastline, the yellow expanse of of prairie fields in the autumn, or the melancholic beauty of a setting sun behind a mountain range, Grandmaison's photography captures the essence of a country where much of its wilderness remains untouched. In CANADA, broadcaster Shelagh Rogers compliments Grandmaison's photography with text that embraces the country - a place that defies description but can be experienced by traveling the land itself and visiting its stunning beauty as captured by a gifted photographer through his lens.
    PHOTOGRAPHS: Mike Grandmaison
    TEXT: Shelagh Rogers
    PUBLISHER: Les Editions des Plaines. 2015

    Broadcaster Shelagh Rogers compliments Grandmaison's work with an introduction that embraces Canada as a place which defies description.

    ISBN 978-2-89611-420-7

    "In this work, more than 200 brilliant photos capture the essence of a country that is often said to be defined by its landscapes. CBC Radio personality Shelagh Rogers provides a passionate text to complement the stunning pictures."
    - from a review by the "Globe and Mail"

    "His devotion to the environment and passion for nature is evident in every image", writes Shelagh Rogers. He understands the essence of his subjects, and his images are a celebration of both the colossal and intimate beauty of the land."
    "Mike has an exceptional eye", says his friend and colleague Rob Peters, owner of Winnipeg's "Circle" graphic design firm. What sets him apart from many other outdoor and landscape photographers is that he really "sees" what surrounds him."

    Now in its fourth printing.

    ISBN 978-2-89611-420-7

    Available at your favorite book store and online.

  • The St. Boniface Cathedral

    The St. Boniface Cathedral coffee-table book, part of the Manitoba CountryScapes series, chronicles the history of St. Boniface's six churches and cathedrals since the Mission was founded in 1818. The contemporary photos by award-winning photographer Michel (Mike) Grandmaison complete the archive pictures and history presented by author Joanne Therrien. In 'The St. Boniface Cathedral', Etienne Gaboury focuses on the architectural and spiritual elements that make the Cathedral a unique landmark in Western Canada.

    Hard cover edition 8.5 X 11  $ 35.00

    Soft cover edition      7 x 9   $ 20.00

  • La Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface

    La Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface Le beau-livre La Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface, réalisé dans le cadre de la série Lieux et paysages du Manitoba, retrace l’histoire des six églises et cathédrales de Saint-Boniface depuis la fondation de la mission en 1818. Les photos contemporaines du photographe primé, Michel Grandmaison, viennent compléter les photos d’archives et les pans d’histoire présentés par l’auteure Joanne Therrien. Dans La Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface, Etienne Gaboury se penche sur les éléments architecturaux et spirituels qui font de la Cathédrale un lieu de culte unique dans l’Ouest canadien.

    Beau-livre format 8.5 X 11 en couverture rigide    35$

    Aussi disponible en format 7 X 9 en couverture souple 20$
  • Mike Grandmaison's Prairie and Beyond

    Still and stunning, wild and challenging, the Canadian Prairie is breathtaking to behold. In lush full colour, award-winning photographer Mike Grandmaison's expert lens captures the vastness of sky and land with scenes of the elusive Northern Lights, misty fields at dawn, endless horizons, and the immense skies that define the prairie landscape.
    Mike Grandmaison's Prairie and Beyond  Photographs by Mike Grandmaison
    Text by Jan Volney

    A place notorious for hardship and subsistence survival, the Prairie yields its beauty to the patient watcher. From birds soaring over wetlands, to wildlife grazing across rolling grasslands, Grandmaison's trained eye misses nothing to bring the prairie to life in this remarkable volume. Mike also introduces the book as well as provide 'stories behind the photographs'.

    Jan Volney, retired research scientist with Forestry Canada, introduces the various chapters by speaking to the landforms, the climate, the human culture and the biology, including examples of the plants and animals found within the various habitats. He discusses issues like climate change and nation building. Like the true ecologist that he is, he understands profoundly how living organisms (including man) relate to their environment. His keen sense of observation enables him to offer an interesting perspective as well as great insight into the region.

    'Mike Grandmaison's passionate quest to capture the essence of this great land and his tireless effort to create meaningful, relevant images of lasting beauty has resulted in a truly remarkable, award-winning body of work. Many share my view that his intimate portraits of the natural world and exquisite landscapes are unexcelled, and I am delighted that he has 'turned his lens' to the prairies in this collector's volume.

    The fine gallery of light-filled imagery you will discover herein reflect his exceptional eye and uncanny ability to unearth the photogenic in the 'here and now' - he finds resonance and beauty in what many would pass by as being commonplace, and he brings a singular viewpoint to his work that is born of intuition, an innate humility, deep respect for the natural world, and an undying attitude of discovery'.

    Robert L. Peters, CGD, FGDC
    Principal, Circle Design Incorporated

    Click here to view a small selection of images found in the book.

    Published by Turnstone Press, 2012
    ISBN-978-0-88801-393-4

    Available at your favorite book store or online.

     

  • Muskoka

    A spectacular presentation featuring Ontario's Cottage Country. Stretching from the vast wilderness of Algonquin Park in the east to the rugged windswept shores of the Georgian Bay Islands in the west, the District of Muskoka includes the treasured towns of Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Huntsville, and the townships of Georgian Bay, Lake of Bays, and Muskoka Lakes.
    Muskoka - Photographs by Mike Grandmaison

    Published by Key Porter Books. 2010

    With its rugged beauty, pristine lakes, and quaint settlements, Muskoka is indeed both a tourist destination and a cottager’s playground. 'Muskoka' translates from the Algonquin native language to 'land of the red earth'. Unforgettable sunsets, stunning autumn tree foliage, and the region' s signature crop of cranberries all relate back to the 'red earth' theme and become the backdrop for this stunning photography collection.

    ISBN-13-978-1-55470-260-2
    ISBN-10-1-55470-260-7

    Limited copies available from Mike Grandmaison Photography 

  • Georgian Bay

    Georgian Bay: A breathtaking photographic portrait of Canada' s 'inland sea.' The natural, rugged beauty of Georgian Bay has inspired generations of Canadian artists, such as Tom Thomson and A. Y. Jackson, who have captured the emotional impact that this large body of water and its surroundings have had on those who visit the region.

    Georgian Bay

    Photographs by Mike Grandmaison
    Introduction by Gerard Courtin

    Published by Key Porter Books. 2008

    Georgian Bay: A breathtaking photographic portrait of Canada' s 'inland sea'

    Often called the sixth Great Lake, Georgian Bay is the northeastern arm of Lake Huron, the fifth-largest lake in the world. Located between Manitoulin Island to the northwest (the world's largest freshwater island) and by the Bruce Peninsula to the southwest, it is more or less separated from the rest of Lake Huron.

    Georgian Bay is a vacation haven, with crowds assembling at the many beautiful sandy beaches along its shores. Others seek solitude in the windswept, rocky, and sparsely treed islands that attract cottagers and
    tourists alike who visit by motorboat, sailboat, kayak, or canoe.

    Mike Grandmaison lived in the Georgian Bay area for some twenty-five years. With camera in hand, he has explored the region by foot, canoe, and kayak to capture those intimate photographs that represent the essence
    of the area. Whether it is a chunk of glacier-scraped pink or white granite inhabited by a lone, windswept pine shaped by the prevailing westerly winds, or an abstract composition of cobalt blue water shimmering in the afternoon sun, Grandmaison treats us to the beauty and wonder of Georgian Bay.

    Gerard M. Courtin is Professor Emeritus at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Forensic Science. He spent his career as a full-time faculty member working on naturally and anthropogenically stressed ecosystems. He presently splits his time between teaching environmental science courses, both at his home institution and in the United States, and forensic botany research and case work for law enforcement agencies. He takes every opportunity that comes his way to spend time in his kayak studying the natural history of Georgian Bay.

    ISBN-13: 978-1-55263-924-5
    ISBN-10: 1-55263-924-X

    " Canadian photographer and author Mike Grandmaison has captured the essence of life up north in his new book, "Georgian Bay" - A Photographic Wonderland.
    - from a review by Sun Media

    "Mike Grandmaison definitely knows his way around a camera and that can fully seen in the breathtaking new photo anthology 'Georgian Bay' from Key Porter Books. His pictures know how to dazzle the mind and intrigue your eyes. His lens captures remarkable photos which speak louder than words."

    "At first look even though the cover is a dazzling picture of a clear lake and a luscious island, one could think how could anyone fill 227 pages full of pictures that could keep you flipping? Mike was definitely up to the task since each picture seems to top the one that came before it. The brief synopses that brief the readers are concise yet fit the mood perfectly."
    - from a review by Shawn Shapiro of Futureal

    Out of print.
  • The Canadian Rockies

    A breathtaking photographic portrait of Canada's mountains. The Rocky Mountains contain some of North Americas most stunning landscapes. Geological forces such as wind, water, and glaciers shaped this mountain range into the beautiful expanse we see today. Stretching all the way across Canadas west and extending into the United States, the flora and fauna of the Rocky Mountains is as diverse as it is beautiful.
    Photographs and text: Mike Grandmaison
    Forward: Ben Gadd
    Publisher: Key Porter Books. 2007

    This book captures the heart and soul of the entire Rocky Mountain region in dazzling detail.The Canadian Rockies are one of this country's most important and best-known natural features. They span western North America, on a north-south axis stretching from Idaho and Montana to northern British Columbia. In Canada, five national parks, Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, and Waterton, along with countless provincial parks and forest reserves, endeavour to protect the natural environment of this important biome. Teeming with wildlife, the Rockies are a travel destination for millions of people from all over the world. Celebrated photographer Mike Grandmaison captures the Rockies as no other photographer has done, drawing from a large selection of never-before published images of the mountains, and including grand landscapes and majestic views, more intimate views interspersed with some wildlife and plant life. His spectacular photographs cover the entire geographical area in Canada and include images taken in every season and demonstrating the habitat's changing moods.

    ISBN -13: 978-155263836-1
    ISBN -10: 155263836-7

    “Seeing the Rockies through Grandmaison' s eyes, including stunning pages of Alberta' s Jasper National Park featured in a recent issue of Canadian Geographic Travel, adds yet another unforgettable dimension when you thought you would see it all'.

    -Excerpt from Canadian Geographic regarding, The Canadian Rockies.

    Out of print
  • Canada

    In this breathtaking coast-to-coast photographic panorama of Canada, Mike Grandmaison presents a portrait of a country whose seasons reflect the many moods of nature in all its glory. Whether it is the sight of an iceberg scudding the ocean along Newfoundland's coast, the ethereal autumn yellow expanse of prairie fields, or the melancholic beauty of a setting sun behind a mountain range, Grandmaison's photography captures the essence of a country where much of the wilderness remains untouched.
    PHOTOGRAPHS: Mike Grandmaison
    TEXT: Shelagh Rogers
    PUBLISHER: Key Porter Books. 2005

    Broadcaster Shelagh Rogers compliments Grandmaison's work with an introduction that embraces Canada as a place which defies description.

    ISBN 1-55263-658-5

    "In this work, more than 200 brilliant photos capture the essence of a country that is often said to be defined by its landscapes. CBC Radio personality Shelagh Rogers provides a passionate text to complement the stunning pictures."
    - from a review by the "Globe and Mail"

    "His devotion to the environment and passion for nature is evident in every image", writes Shelagh Rogers. He understands the essence of his subjects, and his images are a celebration of both the colossal and intimate beauty of the land."
    "Mike has an exceptional eye", says his friend and colleague Rob Peters, owner of Winnipeg's "Circle" graphic design firm. What sets him apart from many other outdoor and landscape photographers is that he really "sees" what surrounds him."
    "Key Porter has a long reputation for producing high-quality photography and art books."
    - from a review by Morley Walker (Winnipeg Free Press)

    Now in its third printing.

    ISBN-13-978-1-55470-219-0
    ISBN-10-1-55470-219-4

    Out of print.

  • Photographs:  Mike Grandmaison
    Text: Pat Morden
    Publisher: Community Communications Inc. (CCI) 2000
  • Photography  Mike Grandmaison
    Text            Marvin Ross
    Publisher      Community Communications Inc. (CCI) 2000
  • Photographs  Mike Grandmaison & George Siamandas
    Text            Martin Cash
    Publisher      Community Communications Inc. (CCI) 1998
  • Photographs  Mike Grandmaison & Don Johnston
    Text            Nicola Ross
    Publisher      VETAC 2001 (Vegetation Enhancement Technical Advisory Committee)
  • Photographs  Mike Grandmaison (major contributor)
    Text            Tanya Lloyd
    Publisher      Whitecap Books 2006 
  • Photographs  Mike Grandmaison (major contributor)
    Text            Tanya Lloyd
    Publisher      Whitecap Books 2001 
  • Photographs  Mike Grandmaison (major contributor)
    Text            Tanya Lloyd
    Publisher      Whitecap Books 2000
  • Photographs  Mike Grandmaison (major contributor)
    Text            Tanya Lloyd
    Publisher      Whitecap Books 2000