A FEW WORDS ABOUT ME AND MY PASSION
1835 - 1910
‘You cannot depend on your eyes,
when your imagination is out of focus'
MY PHOTOGRAPHIC LIFE
My mother’s grandfather was an accomplished artist. This talent has continued through the bloodline to my daughters who demonstrate artistic creativity and to my nephew who has presented work throughout North America and Europe. My interest and introduction into the world of photography started when a good friend introduced me to the Hamilton Camera Club. My passion leans toward Black and White Photography and the moods that can be captured through this artistic medium. Before the advent of digital photography I took courses in photography where I learned to process black and white film. This knowledge became a very important step in my understanding of the conversion to black and white photography using present day software. My passion for photography and my artistic ability along with a fair knowledge of computers has allowed me to combine the art forms and create this website.
MY INTEREST IN THE ARTS
I have always had an interest in the arts and as a child growing up demonstrated ability for painting and drawing.
Inspiration comes from many directions and I am fortunate that I do not need to travel far to get it. I really enjoy going to local Art Galleries and Museums. Exploring the works of artists who have come before our time is a great source of inspiration. I also find inspiration from the countryside around me, but often I find that more and more difficult as the landscape is changing at a rapid pace due to the increasing growth of the urbanized world.
I envy the time of the British Artists of Constable, Gainsborough, and Turner, and the Canadian Group of Seven, like Lawren Harris and Emily Carr. Having a strong appreciation of Black and White Photography I find inspiration from past and emerging photographers, the digital revolution and the Internet being a great source.
A rescued tablet from the
Netherbow Town Gate.
BLESSED ARE THE PEACEKEEPERS
The tablet in the image above was rescued from the Netherbow town gate of Edinburgh which was demolished in 1764. It is affixed to the wall of a modern extension at the rear of John Knox's House in the High Street. The initials IR and AR stand for Iacobus Rex and Anna Regina. It bears James' motto "Blessed Are The Peacemakers" (Matthew 5:9), summing up what was arguably the main achievement of his reign: peace between England and Scotland, especially in the troubled Border Marches of the two kingdoms.
Author: Kim Traynor, Wikipedia.
1898 - 1995
‘When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear’
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