Happy New Year

Happy New Year!


2014 seems like such a big number somehow. Clearly, bigger than 2013…there is just something that sounds so Grand about 2014. It’s like we are on the edge of modern adolescence. 21st century puberty! We know we are on a path; a zealous mission to find life….. and even though it may seem daunting we know it’s going to be great. The future is bright and we welcome it with open arms and endless possibility!

We have come a long way, photographically speaking and it can only be surmised how much further we have to go. What will come next? Over our break, I acquired a modern piece of technology – that being the iphone! The camera is amazing. Period. And Face Time? Wasn’t that a thing of the distant future barely 30 years ago  -  when we envisioned ourselves driving space cars and talking on phones where we could see the person on the other side? Now on our mobile devices! Maybe I’m dating myself here, at the very least admitting I am not a techno junkie.

Again, I digress.

Do you make New Year Resolutions? Do you promise to (blank) less or (blank) more? If you do, do you stick to them? Or do you just tell yourself your personal evolution is so constantly changing that a January 1 declaration is essentially meaningless? Maybe your resolutions are non-stop all year round and the path to being a better (or worse) person is always on the menu. Good on you either way.

My rational mind tells me it doesn’t matter anyways since we are  always in a constant state of change. That in itself, is meritorious. :)

However your ideas, wishes, dreams and realities unfold for the coming year, we wish you all the best. May our cultural pubescence be full of experience and wonder, excitement and adventure (whether at home or abroad).

May your eyes be wide open, your finger on the shutter at all times!

Go well photographers, go well!





Out and About

In my quest to rediscover the industry that *tends* to blossoms without my awareness,  I took a stroll down the street to this terrific space many of you are hopefully already aware of: Pixels 2.1 Gallery. Gallery owner Joe Kerr has been involved in the Winnipeg photo scene for many years in various incarnations. His most recent undertaking is Pixels2.1 Gallery on McDermot Ave. (just past Albert St.) The gallery acts as a comprehensive resource for the Winnipeg photographic community.

Joe offers not only a space for photographic exhibitions, but offers unique seminars and is host to informative talks with specialists in the field.

If you want to know what’s going on in Winnipeg, Joe will either know, or will be making it happen.

Right now in his space you will see images from the Tec Voc photography program and staring Friday, May 25th begins works from the full time Prairie View School of Photography, Professional Diploma Program students.

This space is truly unique as it caters specifically to the Photographic arts both professional and budding.

I would encourage anyone to head down and check out what’s going on.