November 16, 2015
I was fascinated by architecture from very early on. For the last 20 years, architecture has been an important part of my commercial photography business as well as my personal work. Buildings are designed by artists and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to photograph their works. I am attracted to the same design elements as when I am photographing nature - line, shape, form, pattern, texture and colour. From skylines to details, interiors or exteriors, I love capturing how light transforms "The Built Environment”.
Join me as my special guest this coming Wednesday, November 18, 2015 as I share my thoughts and images about 'Architectural Photography' for the Winnipeg South Photo Club. I presented a similar presentation last year for the Manitoba Camera Club but I have just revamped much of the presentation with new images! Presentation starts at 7:30 PM at Acadia Junior High School.
January 7, 2015
It was a genuine pleasure to see the wonderful turnout last night for my presentation on architecture called 'The Built Environment' for the Manitoba Camera Club! The presence of colleagues and clients that I have worked with in the past was a good testament I think to the excellent work that we all did as contributors, both of the design work itself and of capturing that design in photographs. It was fun to take a trip back into 'memory lane' and revisit architectural projects from the last 20 years.
I was honored last night to have amongst us, a number of architects who have designed and worked on some of the wonderful building projects in Winnipeg. They included Etienne Gaboury, Jason Kasper (Ideate Design Consulting), Larry Hamilton (Architecture 49), Michael Farion (Number Ten Architects) and Mike Karakas (Architecture 49).
Thank you to all who attended - friends, colleagues, members from the various camera clubs and special guests!
January 1, 2015
I begin the year 2015 with a presentation to the Manitoba Camera Club about 'The Built Environment'. Most of you are familiar with my nature portfolio but few have probably seen my architectural imagery that I have made of the built environment. Through my 19 year career as a full-time professional photographer, I have created a considerable and, I believe, a significant body of work around architecture. From my first architectural assignment documenting The Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health in 1996 to photographing the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for a recent Canada Post stamp in 2014, I have been commissioned by some of the most important architectural firms in Winnipeg.
So, for something completely different, join me this coming Tuesday evening, January 6, 2015 at 7 PM at the Lions Club of Winnipeg building, 610 Portage Avenue (in the Winnipeg Foundation Auditorium). If you are not a camera 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!
September 15, 2014
Canada's newest museum - the Canadian Museum for Human Rights - is poised to open this week. After more than a decade of construction, the Museum will open its doors on Saturday, September 20 as the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba welcome guests and tourists from all over the world. This architectural icon and state-of-the-art museum, designed by Antoine Predock and constructed by PCL, features prominently on the city's skyline. I am looking forward to finally seeing the completed exhibits.
August 31, 2014
A new Canada Post stamp about 'The Canadian Museum for Human Rights' was released on August 20, 2014. The stamp was designed by Adrian Shum of Circle Design (Rob Peters - owner) and featured my architectural photographs on the stamp itself, as well as on the First Day Cover and the stamp booklet. I feel both fortunate and proud to have my imagery appear in six Canada Post stamp projects to date. 'The Canadian Museum for Human Rights', an architectural wonder designed by American architect Antoine Predock,opens on September 20, 2014.