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    December 22, 2013
    In the latest issue of Outdoor Photography Canada magazine, I look at one of Canada's rarest ecosystem, the 'tall grass prairie'. Situated barely an hour south of Winnipeg near Tolstoi, Manitoba, it's a place that I have visited on numerous occasions. Check out the story and photographs in the Winter 2014 issue of Outdoor Photography Canada magazine, Canada's finest outdoor magazine!
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    December 12, 2013
    It's that time of year again! For once, I think I'm a wee bit early!

    SEASON'S GREETINGS and all the best for 2014 !

    Mike
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    December 10, 2013
    My good friend and 'designer extraordinaire', Robert L. Peters, was recently recognized for his lifetime contribution to the design profession. Rob was presented with the elite award during a 50th anniversary reception for Icograda on November 17 in Montreal during 'Montréal International and Mission Design'. Icograda is the world body for professional communication design.

    Rob co-founded Circle Design in 1976 and since then, he has tirelessly created and designed phenomenal work. I am proud to have had Rob and his team design all of my own identity and communication materials starting even before I launched my photography business in 1996. His elegant designs have surely contributed to my own success.



    I invite you to browse the CIRCLE website to witness some of his amazing accomplishments to date, including many stunning postage stamps!

    The award could not have been given to a more deserving individual. Bravo Rob!
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    December 10, 2013
    I am officially sold out of my 'CANADA' book! I now have just a handful of books left for my library. The bestselling book was published by Key Porter Books in 2005 and a total of 25,000 copies were printed over 3 editions. When Key Porter Books went into receivership in 2011 after H.B. Fenn collapsed, I purchased the remaining 2,140 books. I sold the last 100 copies this week. I suspect that a few copies could be found in select book stores across the country.

    The good news is that Les Editions des Plaines of Winnipeg, MB is currently in the process of translating my 'CANADA' book into the French language! While I have re-scanned the images and made significant changes in the layout to reflect my own vision, the book is essentially the same although it will sport a brand new cover. Les Editions des Plaines will simultaneously be releasing English and French hard cover editions. This opens up new markets previously unexplored in French Canada, the USA and Europe, as well as in other French speaking countries. I am very excited about this first book project with Les Editions des Plaines and more projects are in the works! Soon enough, I will be traveling to a favorite place - Friesens in Altona, MB - for yet another round of prepress work and press checks.

    Further details to come soon!
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    November 10, 2013
    The new Canadian Museum for Human Rights is an architectural wonder built on the Forks National Historic Site in Winnipeg. Scheduled to open to the public on September 20, 2014, the Museum is certain to be a popular destination for tourists from around the world.

    American architect Antoine Predock's concept of the Museum was heavily influenced by the Canadian landscape. Elements such as prairie skies, northern lights, snow, icebergs, tree roots and bird wings featured prominently in the design, as well as elements of Canadian culture.

    I spent many hours this summer and fall capturing different views of the CMHR for various clients from different angles, various vantage points, at different times of the day and in different seasons. Being such an interesting building, it offers tremendous potential for photography. The weather alone provides such diverse imagery.

    In the fall, I was commissioned by the German company 'Gartner Steel and Glass' who provided the principal materials for the 'cloud'. I covered a lot of territory walking about to capture wide angle views of the building in the context of the city skyline as well as capturing more intimate and abstract details of the architecture. If you think the exterior is something to behold, wait until you see the inside! I am looking forward to photographing the interiors in the very near future.

    CLICK on the main image to see more exterior images of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
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