Image Seekers Exposure Photography Festival 2017 Opening Reception

  By Evelyn Drake

Exposure Photography Festival 2017 Opening ReceptionExposure Photography Festival 2017 Opening Reception

Sunday February 12th 12:00 – 4:00 pm
special guests, live music, beat poetry, gourmet nibbles, wine, fine art
Open weekends all of February: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, weekdays by appointment
2104 – 23 Avenue Southwest, Calgary (residential)

David Leech Exposure Photography Festival 2017David Leech
Resident Photographer

Juxtaposition – Down Under
Kinetic Fault Lines

We’ve taken Juxtaposition down under this year – Cityscapes from the shaky South Pacific islands of Aotearoa (New Zealand). Auckland under construction, rebuilding Christchurch, around the Octagon in Dunedin. How did Wellington fare a magnitude 7.8, does art deco hold up in Napier, is there anything old left in New Plymouth? Great new shots include Pagoda Gold, Stairway to Heaven, Glass Barrel, and Stepping Up. Challenging your concept of architectural photography – context, perception, dimension, angle, space and time. Not to mention colour

Juxtaposition — urban concept art
is an abstract eye on downtown architecture. Cityscapes that challenge perception: figure|ground : positive|negative : front|back. Locations that confuse and defy spatial relationships. Design, pattern, texture, and colour differentiate: present|past : new|old : modern|classic. Viewpoint, angle, level, and line connect|blend|meld and then [frame] our peripheral vision. For sometimes we see too much information. Less is more than enough.

Wade Walker Exposure Photography Festival 2017Wade Walker
Guest Visual Artist

A lifelong photographer, Wade Walker was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Being surrounded by mountains and some of the best hiking and camping in the world, it was inevitable he discovered photography early. His first “real” camera was an old 35 mm Zeiss-Ikon he was given when he was around eight years old.

Following graduation from University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, Wade built a career in Business Intelligence and Analytics. Following his heart in a classic “histoire de l’amour”, Wade moved to Switzerland in 2001, where he founded the consulting company Methodata, serving clients across Europe, the UK, and the Middle East. Wade went semi-pro in 2011, with a focus on Landscape and Travel Photography, hosting several expositions and commercial events around the Geneva region.

Wade returned to Canada with his wife and family in 2013 and has since branched into other areas of Photography including portraiture, architecture, and abstract. However, tied with his love of the outdoors, his passion continues to be photographing the beauty of the Landscape and light of the outdoors.

Wade is currently working on a project which sees him collecting old lenses and testing them on the new digital sensors, then writing on his observations of their character and color rendition. His oldest lens to date is over 60 years old.


Evelyn Drake has been in the camera business since 2004. She has been involved in every aspect of The Camera Store's operations with a focus on marketing and event-based initiatives. She also hosts our YouTube channel The Camera Store TV.