On March 9, along with about a dozen or so presenters, I made my debut at PechaKucha Night in Winnipeg. PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network and to show their work in public. But the concept has since turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”), it rests on a presentation format based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds – keeping presentations concise and moving at a rapid and entertaining pace.
On Friday, April 1 Winnipeg's own Chris Gray delighted the 'full house' at Pixels 2.1 Gallery with his entertaining images of a recent trip to Africa. 'Dreams of Africa' was no April fool's joke either! It was an evening filled with information about getting to Africa, what to watch out for when booking a tour or photo workshop and, of course, it was about seeing a beautiful collection of Chris' images. One of 'humble Chris' images was voted a 'fan' favorite in a past National Geographic photo contest! The presentation was another in a series of 'First Friday Speakeasy' events held at Pixels 2.1 Gallery where photographers are gathering to meet, talk and breath PHOTOGRAPHY!
I had the honor of being selected as this year’s featured artist for Friesens 2011 limited edition corporate calendar. Friesens is arguably one of the world’s finest book printers and this prestigious, exclusive calendar features 58 of my “signature images”. The calendar is distributed to Friesen's clients and is also used by the corporation as a 'showcase' to attract new clients around the world.
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.
'The Canadian Gallery' was recently launched in Winnipeg, Manitoba to showcase my premiere collection of fine art photographs. A companion, online gallery was also launched which features the complete collection. Corporate art buyers, art collectors and anyone interested in premium fine art photographs can browse the collection based on themes. Each image is offered in one of three editions: an open edition, a limited edition and a signature edition.