Date(s) - Tuesday, September 10, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for our Opening night of the 2019-2020 season. The evening will begin with Pizza and Refreshments starting at 6:30 pm. This will give you an opportunity to catch up on the latest happenings with fellow TDPC members.
At 7:30 pm, we will have a presentation by professional photographer Wayne Fisher on “Architecture and Minimalism in B&W”
- Journey of how I became interested in Photography and Architecture
- Technical information (from camera and lenses to post processing)
- Exhibiting work and promoting
From an early age photography has always been a passion of mine. The creative process was intriguing to me as well as the power to capture a moment in time. Photography was more than black and white – it was being able to see in colour. We have a responsibility in this world to record and expose the beauty as it is.
Photography has evolved but will always remain pure in my heart. My journey began in South Africa and through the lens I saw a divided nation. Behind the glass, Photojournalism was a vehicle to the struggle. Acquiring a National Diploma in Photography [Pretoria, South Africa], a brighter future was seen in the viewfinder in Canada’s uninterrupted beauty of a nation of colour where I continue to be inspired to create.
Clarity is becoming a husband and father.
I am an Artist. I create because this is what I believe I am meant to do. When I am creating I feel a sense of exhilaration and know that this is who I am. The feeling of comfort and enthusiasm is what drives me to challenge my creativity.
The best part of what I do is to create photographs that I am proud of, defining a subject and portraying it to the best of my ability. I believe I have been given the gift of being able to see images and visualize the end result. My eye is constantly searching for images looking for patterns, textures and how the light is affecting the subject. I visit the subject and admire and respect its beauty; then, I dissect it looking at every possible angle to portray it at its best.
I fall in love easily with my subjects and have a feeling of attachment and leave with a lonely feeling of detachment. I am happy when I feel I have depicted it at its best, and sad when I have failed and this failure brings me back to the subject and the challenge of creating the image that I set out to do and be proud of.
I don’t always succeed but learn from my failures and my peers. I am euphoric when I am photographing and the sense is heightened when I find the right angle of the subject.
I have been creating for over 25 years and through time my journey led me to architectural photography and this genre of photography is where I feel at home. I continue to challenge myself by shooting every day and putting myself out to the world and the constant challenge is what drives me.
I have so much to learn and its the journey that inspires me.