What is your most important image? Do you have an image where you finally saw the emergence of your personal style? Is there an image you made that sealed your direction as an artist?” The photo above, taken in the spring of 1991, is THE image that for me told me I had something to say as an artist. It served as a road map for my personal style for years to come and showed me that I could make evocative images from any subject if I paid attention to light and composition. It also showed me that I had a solid understanding of the techniques of the craft. So… simply put, this simple little image of a beat up and forgotten fence in a pasture near Leduc, Alberta was the turning point in my evolution as a photographer – everything I’ve created afterwards has been based on the template set by this image.
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