Portrait of an Artist> Stephen Harrison

Luminous fine art photographs featuring Canadian wildlife, nature, and scenery imaged on dye-infused aluminum.

About the Artist

Born in Ottawa in 1983, I grew up in the rural village of Dunrobin located a few kilometers northwest of Canada’s capital. Through this exposure to the natural environment I thoroughly explored deep forests, expansive fields, and winding creeks. My appreciation grew for not only nature and wildlife, but the magic and wonder in the world as a whole which permeates my imagery today.

Although I owned a Polaroid camera when I was young, it was used as a recorder of family snapshots. My interest with photography grew from storytelling in cinema and the power of the visual image. In high school I became more involved with photography and began exploring it as a means of creating images rather than taking them.

 

While I worked at Black’s Photography as a lab technician and sales associate, I enrolled in Algonquin College’s full-time 2 year diploma program which allowed me to merge highly technical skills with artistic excellence. I graduated with honours in 2007 and was subsequently selected by Photolife magazine (Sept. 07 issue) as one of the best emerging photographers in the world.

 

I continued helping the public better understand imaging equipment by working at Henry’s for 5 years as a full-time sales associate and School of Imaging instructor, and am now a part-time professor at Algonquin College teaching creative digital photography to Media and Communication studies students.

About the Artwork

Designed to enrich your environment, these luminous centerpieces are sure to create a focal point in your home or office. The artwork is framed to the edge with black anodized aluminum that elicits a contemporary style.

The artwork is imaged on large specially coated sheets of aluminum whereby the image and colours are infused into the surface of the metal through a heated and pressurized dye-sublimation process.

Due to the unique qualities of this process, each piece is waterproof (ideal for kitchens and bathrooms) and has a brilliant scratch resistant surface where light shines through the “ink” and reflects off the metal underneath rendering the subject in unparalleled beauty, depth, and definition.

Posted on July 1, 2012 .