NATURE AND TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER
From an early start in high school with an old 35mm camera, to his current use of a digital SLR camera and the time to pursue his passion for photography in retirement, Barry has been building his skills and portfolio for many years.
He credits along the way the opportunity to experiment in the Queen's University dark room as yearbook editor, and several practical workshops with professional Masterfile photographer Gary Black of Ottawa. The most memorable of these was a 2003 photographic safari in southern Africa.
Barry's work displays his fascination with the play of light and shadow, and the patterns and lines that occur in the natural world. The character revealed in faces of people encountered on his travels is another source of inspiration. In each picture Barry seeks to catch the very essence of the subject whether a temple, a bird, a flower or a mollusk's trail.
"I draw much of my inspiration from the flora, fauna and patterns in nature whether close to home or in far away places. I am fascinated by the play of light and shadow, the patterns and lines that occur in the natural world, and the character revealed in the faces of people I meet on my travels.
Some of the other shows and galleries where I have exhibited my work include the Branch Restaurant, North Grenville Dandeliion Festival, Cornwall Regional Art Gallery, Nepean Arts League Annual Exhibition Gallery (1st place award in other media) and the NFAL Gallery. My work can also be seen in the gift shop at Upper Canada Village.
My work is printed on high grade photographic papers and canvases using archival, ultra chrome inks. Prints are limited to 25 copies, digital signed and numbered, and are mounted, matted and framed using acid free materials. They are displayed behind non=glare glass
River Oak Photography
R. R. 4
Spencerville, ON K0E 1X0