Art and Photography
'Everything you can imagine is real'
1881 - 1973
MY INTEREST IN THE ARTS
I have always had an interest in the arts and as a child growing up demonstrated ability for painting and drawing.
MY PHOTOGRAPHIC LIFE
My mother’s grandfather was an accomplished artist. This talent has continued through the bloodline to my daughters who demonstrate artistic creativity and to my nephew who has presented work throughout North America and Europe. My interest and introduction into the world of photography started when a good friend, Joe Pecyna, introduced me to the Hamilton Camera Club. My passion leans toward Black and White Photography and the moods that can be captured through this artistic medium. Before the advent of digital photography I took courses in photography where I learned to process black and white film. This knowledge became a very important step in my understanding of the conversion to black and white photography using present day software. My passion for photography and my artistic ability along with a fair knowledge of computers has allowed me to combine the art forms and create this website.
‘You cannot depend on your eyes,
when your imagination is out of focus'
1835 - 1910
Inspiration comes from many directions and I am fortunate that I do not need to travel far to get it. I really enjoy going to local Art Galleries and Museums. Exploring the works of artists who have come before our time is a great source of inspiration. I also find inspiration from the countryside around me, but often I find that more and more difficult as the landscape is changing at a rapid pace due to the increasing growth of the urbanized world.
I envy the time of the British Artists of Constable, Gainsborough, and Turner, and the Canadian Group of Seven, like Lawren Harris and Emily Carr. Having a strong appreciation of Black and White Photography I find inspiration from past and emerging photographers, the digital revolution and the Internet being a great source.
‘When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear’
1898 - 1995
Most images on this website are available to you in larger sizes in jpg format by simply contacting me using the email link below.
Please respect copyright. All images on this website are the property of Colin Williams.