December 21, 2017
I have always loved Black & White photography. It's what I cut my teeth on back in the mid 70s when I started out on my photographic journey. While the genre has always maintained some popularity, I have had few opportunities to showcase my B&W imagery over the years as the genre was never high up on my clients' lists. This changed a little this year with a couple of publications featuring my Black & White photography. Outdoor Photography Canada magazine recently featured an article that I illustrated in the latest issue (#44) of the magazine. 'A Black & White Primer' introduces the topic. A second article by colleague Wayne Simpson explores the medium further in his article 'Lifting the Veil of Colour'. Also, check out my newest calendar called 'CANADA in Black & White' by Wyman Publishing.
December 5, 2016
Join me this coming Wednesday evening, December 7, 2016 as I present 'On The Front Burner' at the Winnipeg South Photo Club. I will speak about and show images from some recent projects including Black & White images, manipulated images, as well as nature photographs from recent trips to the Canadian East Coast, The Canadian West Coast and points in between! Nearly all images will be new to the Winnipeg South Photo Club audience.
The evening starts at 7:30 PM and takes place in the library of Acadia Junior High School, 175 Killarney in Winnipeg, Manitoba. If you are not a Winnipeg South Photo Club member but would like to attend, simply let me know and I will admit you as one of my SPECIAL guests! Hope to see you there!
On the winding, narrow highway that hugs the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec flows this tall, narrow waterfall. I have photograhed it on many occasions but this time I converted this image of a detail of the fall into black & white.
I photographed this small roadside waterfall near Joffre Lakes Provicial Park east of Pemberton, British Columbia near the Canadian West Coast. At the time I captured this image I envisoned it would translate well in black & white.
August 23, 2012
The Whiteshell River just above Rainbow Falls. I captured the swollen river on Infrared B&W film some years ago. I learned much about photography working in B & W while living in Sturgeon Falls, ON. As part of the local camera club, I had full access to a fully equipped darkroom which I could visit at anytime of the day or night just down the street where I lived. The American photographer Brett Weston inspired me during my formative years and I contimue to be inspired by his work after all these years. His work was visioniary and his technical ability as a printer was second to none. I recently purchased a copy of 'Photographs From Five Decades / An Aperture Monograph' by Brett Weston, a classic book by a true master.