Newsletter #202: December, 2022
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This newsletter comprises of two narratives. One is called ‘what I’m up to now’ which takes me back to 2006, and the other takes me ahead to 2023 and the release dates for our newly revised photographic workshops.
Workshops for 2023
Gabriola Island, and Vieux Montréal
Informative, Inspirational, Challenging & Creative
Dennis Ducklow and I are offering TWO 6-day workshops, in TWO different world-class locations. Join us on a journey into unseen worlds of expressive photographic art.
June 26 – July 2, 2023
Amazing sandstone oceanfront formations and windswept coastal forests beckon photographers to Gabriola Island
A Gabriola Island seascape
One of many cozy corners on the Haven property
A garden expression at the Haven
Arbutus tree at sunset under full moon
Arbutus tree abstract
September 29 – October 5
Wandering the charming cobblestone streets of beautifully restored Old Montreal is an artistic expression in itself.
Early morning in Old Montreal
The intrigue of entering an alley
Restored ceiling in a present-day coffee shop
Blue hour dining on Rue St- Paul
A lady strolls by Marché Bonsecours
Wandering near the Old Port of Montreal
Urban green space as art
Click here for complete details about our Develop Your Creative Vision workshops in 2023
What am I up to now?
I have recently begun to self-curate my entire digital image bank which dates back almost fifteen years. I am throwing out thousands of images and discovering dozens of beautiful, meaningful, and historical captures which were never edited; they didn’t seem to have been valued at the time.
I’m extremely excited about this process. Not only am I bringing back to life a treasure chest of wonderful memories, I am adding depth and strength to numerous collections of imagery for which I have dozens of new and exciting ideas on how to share, exhibit, or publish. Also, because much of my work has focused on the Cariboo Chilcotin region of central British Columbia, these new image collections will add significantly to the regions cultural and historical legacy.
One of the first folders of imagery I reviewed, contained aerial images shot very close to where I live. When pilots Rick Church and Cameron Linde flew me over this apparent ‘wasteland’ made of swamps, muskeg, and drying up alkali lakes, I was shocked at what I saw. I call it, Beauty in an Unknown Landscape. I had never seen images of these calcareous lakes before.
In this article I am showing you images that were never edited until now. I expressed most of these lakes as abstracts; drawn by form, colour, and texture.
By self-curating my work, I am also self-assessing and self-evaluating my artistic contribution to photography, to the region, and to my own journey in life. This fills me with a sense of purpose and focus for my photographic endeavors yet to come.
Merry Christmas to All!
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10 Replies to “Chris Harris Photography Newsletter #202, December, 2022”
Thanks Chris for sharing your images and thoughts. I enjoyed your images of the unusual lakes south-west of us. Will get back there for another point of view!
Yes Lynda, you have some great calcareous lakes your way. You better get out there!! Chris
Those lakes are fantastic. I hope you do a show. I will come. Spirit lakes, all. Best, Harold
Great to hear from you Harold. I’ll let you know for sure; another presentation night!! And, keep your amazing blog posts coming! Chris
I remember those times well Chris, and its great to see more of the images from those flights.
I think we should go back up next summer for more, and possibly see if/how things have changed in the intervening years.
Great fun it was Rick. It would be great to see how they look now…maybe they are better than ever!! Let’s talk in the spring. Thanks. Chris
Its a plan!
Marvelous images from the air and art in my town. Thank you!
Now I really need a drone! Oh no, more tech!
You’d have to fly your drone pretty high to get a good look down on Montreal! One day when I was out photographing in Old Montreal I saw a flock of Sandhill Cranes flying directly over the city. They certainly never needed a drone!! Joyeux Noel! Chris
Nice work Chris, those aerial abstracts are very beautiful and creative! They are so full of interesting patterns, shapes, and tones.