Barry Hodgert~ Photographer
Artisans at the Distillery Aug 4-6
I am a fine art photographer currently fascinated by the Prairies. I have traveled from coast to coast and have found great photographs in every corner of Saskatchewan and Alberta. Harsh climate, cold winters and open spaces, abandoned farm homes, the sheer vastness really lends itself to great photographs. I have a tremendous amount of respect for studio work and received many awards in my days at Fanshawe College in London Ontario. Going outdoors has its own challenges; space, weather, long drives, gravel roads, hale. The benefits; awesome clouds, fantastic rain storms, canola fields, peacefulness. Living in Toronto, I find all of these elements amazing and I'm constantly trying to find a new way to capture those images to share with my friends and family. It's not that we don't have these conditions in Ontario. You just can't see them coming like you can on the prairies. Recent first place winner of the 'Capture Canada' photo contest sponsored by Vistek. I love my hobby.