It seems in this day of cell phones, everyone is a “photographer” and making a living as a professional photographer has gotten harder and harder. The unique challenge of photography with the advancement of technology means that we are capturing more and more images of our dogs, cats, our breakfast and the ever-endearing “selfie”. The increase in accessibility of this tool can water-down our tastes and it demands more of our photo-artists.
An interesting article by photographer, Steve Zigler tells of our time as one of challenge to find art in the everyday:
“Photography is not a lost art, far from it. Instead, photography is a dynamic, living art form filled with all the vitality that the human mind that will challenge the creative human spirit for generations to come. And like the generations before us who transitioned from stone tools to forged metal blades, we understand that the most important aspect of the tool is the human being that wields it! “(Steve Zigler Photography, July 11, 2016 https://stevezigler.wordpress.com/2016/07/11/photography-a-lost-art/ )
We would like to introduce you to two photographers that are new to Round Hill Studio:
MARIO CROTEAU presents a story of boats:
“Nova Scotia is all about boats. Mi'kmaw used boats for centuries to get connected with other communities. Europeans came, settled, caught fishes and flourish, thanks to boats. Boats deported people, boats gave new hopes to new comers. This is not a gallery about history, this is all about a grown kid who can finally touch those ships that got him dreaming in his suburb of Quebec city. While surrounded by woods and freeways, this boy was dreaming of salty air and of new lands."
TED COLDWELL presents a story through photo-sculpture
"Photo Sculptures are a unique presentation of photography in which a photograph is presented as a 3-dimensional work. Traditionally, photography has been viewed as a two-dimensional art form having only length and width, so adding a real third dimension to a photographic print - depth - adds an extra experience when viewing the image.
My inspiration for creating Photo Sculptures came from full page magazine advertisements that used a college of overlapping images to help create the message. To help create the illusion of depth on a page it was typical to add "drop shadows" to add a sense of dimension to the image. I thought "what if the shadows were real", followed by "and how could I do that" - and a real three-dimensional photographic print, the Photo Sculpture, was conceived”. (source: https://www.coldwellfineartphotography.ca/sculptures-new)