I am proud to announce that my black and white version of “Skógafoss, Iceland“, one of my most awarded photographs, was 1 of 15 images selected to appear in an exhibition at the new L Space / Humber Gallery at the Humber College North Campus! This photo has received several distinctions including First Place Position and Editor’s Choice in the Landscape Category at 500px and several awards from the International Photography Awards (IPA) 2014, the Monochrome Awards 2014, PX3 Paris 2015, and the 5th Annual Exposure Award 2015 where it was exhibited at the Louvre Museum in Paris! It was also featured in an interview I did with Digital Photographer Magazine (UK) Issue 164! It was also exhibited on billboards across Canada with the Paint The City Project!
My Description: “Skógafoss, Iceland” is an iconic emblem of the beauty that flows out of every part of Iceland. As a long exposure photograph, the photograph is a fusion of physical perception and autobiographical and metaphorical insight where the how and what of taking a photograph becomes secondary to why we make the photograph the way we do to better understand our motivations as artists. It is my way of creating a parallel world of feeling that you are immersed in something that is intellectually and imaginatively beautiful and embracing the paradox that reality is both negotiable and essential to fine art photography. As an inspiration, I wanted to capture a fluidity and dynamism in this composition by creating a symmetry-asymmetry between elements and forming an equilibrium between the luminosity and shadow in the photograph to create a phenomenological presence, as if the viewer is experiencing the moment with me, and a palpable absence to the viewer to fill in their own blanks. These principles help shape my photographic vision.
For those interested in attending the exhibition, it will run from September 15th-October 15th, 2015 at the Humber Gallery, Learning Resource Commons (First Floor) at the North Campus location.