Exposure Photography Festival 2017 Opening Reception
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)
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
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.
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 “
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.