December 2, 2017
The 2018 'Manitoba' calendar features my photographs from 32 years of extensive traveling throughout my adopted province. In 2016, I also published a book called 'Manitoba - Land of the Unexpected' (Vidacom Publications). The calendar was 1 of 8 published by Wyman Publishing featuring my photography exclusively. Thank you kindly in advance for supporting my work! Enjoy!
If you are a photographer who publishes photographs and if you have NOT yet registered with Access Copyright, you may be missing out on some additional income. Each year, I fill out my Claim Form before May 31 and receive a payment in late fall for the photographs and writing that have been previously published. You may claim for publications going back 20 years.
Refer to my previous blog post for additional info on Access Copyright.
The attached photograph is from an article I wrote and illustrated for Outdoor Photography Canada Magazine back in 2014. It features a morning sunrise made at my parent's cottage on Tilton Lake in Subbury, Ontario. Whenever I see this image, I can see in my mind's eye, my dad sitting on the bench sipping his morning coffee watching me work! Photographs can be bring forth very strong emotional feelings of people you love or that have passed on, as well as bring back wonderful memories of times gone by.
December 21, 2014
For the better part of a week, I struggled over which images would be included in my ONTARIO book. In the end, I selected about 10% of the original 2,300 images I had preselected. Part of the difficulty was choosing images that would work well opposite each other on a page spread. I was mindful of the geography, the seasons, colors, format and big landscape vs intimate views vs closeups, which proved to be a difficult task indeed. However, I achieved what I set out to do. Selecting the images and laying them out is the most difficult part of producing any book but it is also the most enjoyable, with the exception of producing the images and the actual experience itself. I meet with my publisher in a couple of days to finalize the layout. The next tasks include writing a preface, the captions and the stories behind the photographs. Plenty of work left to do!
Above are a few additional images that will appear in the book.
Cancer is everywhere and we have all likely been touched by it. Many of us have our own personal stories. For me, cancer has been part of my family since the age of five, having lost both my parents, a grandmother, many uncles, aunts, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbours since then. Fortunately, great strides have been made in the battle against cancer during this last decade which has given many of us much hope.
This afternoon, I went to see 'Cancer Crossing' at the Blankstein Gallery in the Millennium Library in Winnipeg. This is a pre-launch exhibition for the e-book which is scheduled to be published in the near future. I look forward to seeing the e-book and hopefully a hard copy will also follow.
I was quite impressed with the large black & white photographs of those who shared their stories with us. The photographer(s) captured very personal moments and I found the images quite expressive. The stories are compelling and brought back a lot of memories of both pain and joy. I highly recommend this exhibition of fine black & white photographs which runs from March 1-31, 2014.
October 14, 2012
It was an honour to be part of SHOWCASE MANITOBA 2012. The 3-day event is sponsored each year by the Manitoba Arts Network. This year, Virden, MB hosted delegates from community arts and cultural organizations from all parts of the province for a weekend of performance showcases, visual and literary arts programs, workshops, seminars and more...