One of the finest annual photo events comes to Ottawa again starting next Friday, July 25th, 2014:
World Press Photo Exhibition at the Canadian War Museum
The World Press Photo Exhibition features the finest press photography from around the world. Subjects include:
• some lovely stories we never hear about
• … and some that make me cry
Large Format – One-of-a-Kind Works
More and more, I am excited about simple processes. I feel like I am going backwards along the evolutionary scale of photography – back to simpler equipment and slow, but extraordinary results.
Old photo formats – slow photography
While I have modern, new equipment I get most excited about old equipment. Last month I dropped my 4×5 in a lake… submerged. After a thorough disassembly (easy) and drying, the camera was happily back in action.
I’ve slowly explored the path of large format photography starting with a Graflex 4×5 and building up to my newest camera, my home made 8×10 field camera.
Last year I worked hard to figure out two new processes producing originals straight from the camera – not prints / reproductions.
I like it!
I’m creating more this summer preparing for my next show at La Fab – September 18 – October 5th.
Original, straight from the camera. One of a kind. From my continuing 14 year Watershed project following the creek behind our home – 18km so far…
Both sets of photos were exciting to explore. The processes took 1-2 years to transform and tweak into the artwork I am producing – many, many, erm, challenges/attempts/failures before I got successes.
A big, big thanks to everyone that came to visit and supported my work. Your purchases help me continue to experiment and produce new works.
SOLD – New Works – Parliament Hill Sun streak…
And a big thanks to those that helped behind the scenes – John, Marcel, Omer, Rachel (& friend), Marie-Helene and, of course my wife and family who picked up the slack as I worked through the weekend!
• My latest Watershed works shot with my hand built camera – these photos are originals – the photograph is the medium that gets exposed in the camera.
Watershed 4×5 Black&White Print – this photo is the material loaded in the camera… there is only one.
• Sunstreaks – For a year I’ve developed a way to capture the sun streaking across familiar landscapes with an old process not intended for the camera. These pictures also come straight from the camera.
Sunrise over Ottawa – an 8×10 original. The photo is straight from the camera. That is why it is backwards!
• and some work from the archives.
I appreciate your support and purchases – there will be a range of prices and work to suit everyone.
I’ll be presenting large format equipment including a home made BIG camera and discussing why I’ve chosen such large equipment and the idea of producing artwork straight from the camera – the substrate in my camera is the finished product!
Rosemary Leach presents a slide show and talk about the artist journey.
Working in the Ottawa valley for over a decade, Rosemary’s paintings focus on familiar objects but explore their inherent character.
This talk (and group discussion) will cover the unfolding of one artist’s journey; both the internal and external challenges and rewards. Musing on her personal journey Rosemary will be considering the concept of vocation, vulnerability as a path to finding one’s strengths, and what it means to lead a deeply authentic life.
Artist Talk – Large Format Camera & Photography at La Fab!
Large Format photography
We’re hosting a 90 minute session on Harry’s artwork from his large format cameras including:
• Why on earth would you shoot with such a cumbersome camera!
• 4×5 and 8×10 cameras
• Experience of building a camera
• Large Format Artwork
Straight from the 8×10 camera – from the Watershed collection