Friesens Corporation, one of North America's finest printers of quality books, invited Mike Grandmaison to collaborate on a book project to showcase Friesens in-house digital and binding technology. Mike adapted long time collaborator Rob Peters' design (Circle Design) from a previous commission to produce this 64 page, 16 x 6.5 inch color booklet featuring Mike's fine art photography from The Canadian Gallery. By flipping each side of this compound book, the reader is able to compare the quality of the same image printed on conventional offset printing with that of the recent advances of digital printing.
September 4, 2011
What makes a particular photograph a work of art? This is an age old question that will be tackled once more by a panel of very distinguished guests this coming Wednesday at Pixels 2.1 Gallery in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The panel of art gallery curators, critics and fine art photographers, most of whom are renown internationally, will draw from a varied background and experience to discuss various aspects of fine art photography.
'Pixels - The Exhibition' is held over for another week. It will end on Saturday July 2nd. This exhibition is the latest to be held at the new Pixels2Point1 Gallery in the historic 'Exchange District' in downtown Winnipeg. Pixels2Point1, also affectionately known as Pixels 2.1, is a gallery dedicated to displaying the works created by Manitoba photographers.
SmibsTV host Peter Urban interviewed me via skype just as I was about to launch my new photo gallery. His online program 'Fine Art Photography Weekly' probes into the fascinating world of fine art photography by chatting with various fine art photographers from around the world.
After nearly 1.5 years of planning and production, I launched a photographic print gallery called 'The Canadian Gallery'. Andrew Toews, owner of Photo Central (Winnipeg's Pro camera store), made me an offer I simply could not resist and I subsequently set up a gallery in an unused space on the second floor. The gallery showcases my premier collection of fine art nature photographs. Along with the physical space, I also launched a new web site dedicated to promoting only my fine art photography at www.thecanadiangallery.com