August 30, 2012
My good friend Mufty Mathewson (Edmonton) shared this image of the late Ernst Haas, our friend Coutney Milne (who is also gone) and yours truly taken during a workshop in March of 1981 in Edmonton, Alberta. The photo brought back wonderful memories of an exceptional three days viewing Ernst's images and listening to his thought process. He was considered by many to be the 'father of color photography' and was credited with the first 'motion' images - look for his motion studies of bull fights. His book, 'The Creation', was a wonderful work. The man changed the lives of many photographers over the years, including mine. I'm proud to say that my dye transfer print of 'Aerial Flamingos' is still prominently displayed in my home. You may view a sampling of his images at http://www.ernst-haas.com/
It would be interesting if some of you also have more photos of this event to share with us. I know that Stewart Halperin ( www.halperinphotography.com ), the man who ran Ernst' photo workshops, would also be interested in seeing more photos of this event.
Thanks for sharing Mufty! We sure had a great time with The National Association for Photographic Arts (NAPA) back. Its name was later changed to CAPA - The Canadian Association for Photographic Art ( http://capacanada.ca/ ).
August 30, 2012
"My friend Mufty (http://www.imagesalberta.ca/galleries/mathewson/) also sent this wonderful photo of Courtney Milne and yours truly taken during that memorable photo seminar and workshop featuring Ernst Haas back in March of 1983. Courtney left us a few years ago but will be remembered for his exuberance and love of photography. I first met Courtney sometime in the mid 80's when he asked me to do the projection work for him for a presentation he was doing for the Kenora Camera Club. I will always remember Courtney for bringing the 'prairie alive' for me. You can view his work at
August 24, 2012
The Manitoba Arts Network is pleased to announce a major traveling exhibition of Mike Grandmaison's photographs. The exhibition will launch at Pixels 2.1 Gallery in Winnipeg from September 7 to 29, 2012. This 38 print show will feature large sacale photographs based in part on the book 'Prairie and Beyond', published earlier in the spring by Turnstone Press.
August 15, 2012
Friesens, the printer for my latest book 'Mike Grandmaison's Prairie and Beyond' received a '2012 PIA Certificate of Merit' in the category 'Art Books'. Thanks to all the 'good folks' at Friesens for working so hard with me to print such a beautiful book. I'm also very happy that my publisher, Turnstone Press, also works closely with Friesens.
The Premier Print Award Competition recognizes the highest quality printed pieces in various categories from around the world. Each year, only the most worthy pieces receive Awards of Recognition, Certificates of Merit, and the highest honor—the Benny statue. The Benny has become a universally recognized symbol for excellence in the printing industry.