Jim Friesen - Photography


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The above shot is from my recent visit to Pitt Lake.

Two years ago I was lucky enough to be in Toronto when the Art Gallery of Ontario  had a show of twentieth century New York Abstract Expressionist painters and photographers. Among the pieces was an iconic print of grass in snow by Harry Callahan. Here is a link to that image.  And this one to a lovely e-book of some of his work. One more to find out a little about him. 



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I was drawn to these trees and the way they have grown to accomadate each other; like old friends or long time lovers. A slow dance over the years.



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"It isn't recreating what you see, it's creating what you remember." 

Someone said that.



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Power lines and the metal creatures that supported them were a source of fascination and an aesthetic break on car rides across the prairies when I was a kid. I found this one near Pitt Lake, B.C.


This is an image from a recently scanned neg. I took the shot a few years ago and have done some tinting in PS5. That is the moon on the right side of the sky in amongst the early morning clouds.
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I have been doing a lot of other things and this blog is my way of maintaining contact with what I feel I should be doing.


I look forward to some future nostalgia.
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Peppa Martin and Truth & Beauty Gallery got some well deserved ink in the Province today (click here to see the article).
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There are about 4 of my images on the wall behind her in the picture. This is called shameless self-promotion. But I guess that's what blogs and web-sites are anyways. The bench is from a recent walk in the fog. My thanks, as always, to Peppa for her continued support.


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