Even though my education was firmly built in the world of editorial and newspapers, my primary cameras and tools have been digital since I started professionally doing photography in 2008.
This means that a majority of my experiences with my own work is solely within the digital sphere. They're shot digitally, edited and then displayed all on screens, thousands of them rarely reaching a page or paper.
From it's inception, photography was designed around the displaying of 1:1 facsimiles. But now, billions of photos are taken every day to be edited, uploaded, liked, disliked, ignored and often overlooked.
Prints though, prints are something else. A fine art print of your own work is a piece of tactility who's presence commands your vision when you enter it's gaze. Beholding or holding a print doesn't just beckon to the origins of the medium, it can bring a new depth and feeling to the subject.
Thereby, in a bid to self improvement and to get more involved with other artists, I was lucky enough to join the Pinhole Darkroom Collective. Operating out of the historic Harmony Lane mall in Banff, AB, which was founded by famous Banff photographer Byron Harmon, the collective is aiming to create a photography group who's focus is on showcasing works by local artists in and around the Bow Valley, facilitating the creation of new work and providing an environment for hands on experience in both digital and analog photography.
The first show by the members went up October 7th, 2017 in the renovated gallery space on the second floor of the mall and features wonderful work by the other members and three of my own limited edition prints that were printed by the phenomenal folks at Resolve Printing in Calgary.
The show runs until December 15th 2017 and is free and open to the public 9:30am - 8:00pm at Harmony Lane Mall.