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    September 29, 2016
    'Manitoba - Land of the Unexpected' has been printed! The page signatures are now drying and will be assembled, collated and bound in the next few days. This latest book by 'Les Editions des Plaines' should arrive in Winnipeg towards the end of next week.


    I spent the day yesterday proofing and approving the page signatures as they came off the press. We experienced absolutely no glitches whatsoever as we had done due diligence a few weeks earlier during prepress making all the necessary conversions and tweaks to the photographs. A big thank you to the good folks at Friesens - Gaylan Hildebrand, Printer, Aron Friesens, Customer Service Representative, Donovan Bergman, Sales Representative and Ralph Hamm - as well as to Joanne Therrien, Publisher of 'Les Editions des Plaines'.

    Click on the main image to see some of the production photos.

    Stay tuned for an announcement about the book launch.


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    September 29, 2016
    In the past few months, I have been asked to judge photographs in the category NATURE for two separate competitions:

    (1) THE MPIO 2016 INTERNATIONAL IMAGE CHALLENGE (IIC) and (2) for the WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP COMPETITION as part of Team Canada to select the entries representing professional photography in Canada.

    The winners of the MPIO 2016 INTERNATIONAL IMAGE CHALLENGE (IIC) can be seen at the following link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_UDNaY2PVE&feature=youtu.be

    The winners of the WORLD PHOTOGRAPHIC CUP COMPETITION can be seen at the link below:

    http://worldphotographiccup.org/results

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    September 29, 2016
    FlashFest, Winnipeg's Annual Photography Festival, begins this Saturday, October 1 and runs through the entire month of October. FlashFest promotes photography, mostly by Manitobans, via a series of events including photography exhibits and a Dodge+Burn Series of Lectures on October 5, 12, 19 and 26. I will be presenting the first lecture of this series called' Photography Is Not Art, or So It Seems'. The lecture series will take place at Photo Central, 957 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba from 7-8 PM.


    An Opening Party is scheduled for Monday October 3rd, 2016 from 8-11pm at Forth (171 McDermot Ave). For a complete list of events, please check the FlashFest website. A printed Program of Events (sponsored by Friesens) is also available at participating venues.


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    September 29, 2016
    Photo Central, Winnipeg's premier photography store, is starting up a lecture series on various aspects of photography showcasing local, acclaimed image makers. I am always excited and supportive of new venues featuring any aspect of photography.


    The first lecture of this series takes place this Friday evening (September 30th) featuring one of Canada's finest nature photographers, Dennis Fast (evidenced by the exceptional photo above). While admission is free, registrants are asked to bring a donation of either non-perishable food items for Winnipeg Harvest or a minimum $10 cash donation for Habitat for Humanity, two great humanitarian causes!


    Seating is limited and you must sign up in advance at the following link:


    http://dennisfast.rsvpify.com


    The evening begins at at 7:00 PM sharp but registrants are asked to arrive between 6:30 and 6:50 PM so that the presentation can begin on time. Photo Central is situated at 957 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba, across the street from DeLucca's.


    Let's support photography in Winnipeg!

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    September 26, 2016
    This coming Wednesday I travel to Friesens in Altona, Manitoba to print my latest book 'Manitoba: Land of the Unexpected'. It’s always a pleasure to spend time at Friesens. I particularly enjoy browsing through the recently published books in their library. Between the many visits to the pressroom, I peruse as many books from my hand-picked selection as I can, often at the expense of catching up on my sleep!

    This latest book by ‘Les Editions des Plaines’ is the first in a series about Canadian provinces. Last year, ‘Les Editions des Plaines’ reprinted my ‘Canada’ book and, the year before that, they published our book about the ‘Saint-Boniface Cathedral’ as part of yet another series on special places and icons of Manitoba. More books to come in the future!

    Creating any book always involves a lot of hard work as well as a great deal of time. The many steps involved include coming up with a concept followed by the photography, the processing of images, the writing, the layout, the editing, the proofing, the prepress work, more proofing, and more proofing still and, finally, the printing. A book launch has been scheduled for McNally Robinson in Winnipeg on November 3rd but more on that later!
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