Hoofddorp Bridge Series Wins 1st Place for , Architecture, Bridges
I am honoured to be chosen by Paint the City.org to have my images featured on billboards across Canada (Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto) from Dec. 15, 2014 to Jan. 15, 2015. The billboard locations can be found HERE. If you happen to come across one, please take a photo 🙂
Peering in closely, they resemble a black and white abstract sundial–grey shadows ticking off the sands of time; a sensually, curved steel boomerang or a vast spider web of cables clinging to passing clouds. Actually optical illusions, one is surprised to see the images morphing into the architecturally organic Bridges Series of award-winning photographs by Canadian photographer, Sharon Tenenbaum.
Sundial Bridge Series Wins 1st Place for , Architecture, Bridges
This image was taken my trip to Cuba in April 2009, it was actually taken from the staircase balcony of the apartment building I was staying at, the people in the building thought I was a bit crazy standing there with my tripod for so long doing my Long Exposure shots, but I guess it was worth while. After port processing the shot, the colours of the buildings were so attractive to me that I had to leave them in which gave birth to one of my first Long Exposure Colour shots.
Capilano Suspension Bridge and Jerusalem Chords Bridge were chosen out of my Bridge Portfolio. In the November 2011 Edition Year Ends Gallery of Lenswork Magazine.
Special thanks to Gary Ratson for helping me put in writing my feelings and passion for Bridges. It never ended up published so I thought I would add it here below for all those interested:
The motivation in producing my “Bridges’ portfolio, at essence, comes from my love for the beauty and harmony in nature. Just as my attraction to engineering came from a deep appreciation of solving human problems with natural designs, capturing engineering elegance on film completes a cycle for this passion for ordinary miracles. Only in retrospect could I realize my
initial interest in engineering came from this same devotion.
Of course, then, my path to this project was direct and purposeful as a means to depict engineering marvels that utilize nature’s wisdom. I am fascinated with how the efficiency and simplicity of the spider web or conch shell inspires technological design. It is truly awe inspiring when humans cleverly adapt what is already there.
The photographic precision is important in doing justice and giving voice to this creative genius. Like with any work of art, I try to
capture the attention of the viewer for a prolonged momentary ‘ah ha’ revelation of their own. Reflecting innate power and splendour for others to experience builds cultural appreciation for art, science, and the environment.
As all scientific discovery begins with the spark of original insight, my creative process is really a non-method methodology or quite rightly an effortless effort. Certain of what I love and want, I cannot be so arrogant to think I can just take it. Trusting all my experiences and learning, I attempt to surrender any linear thought, relax into the spaciousness of pure awareness, and like any artistic experience, letting it come by letting go.
Without pre-existing formula, I wait for a spontaneous feel or vision, a humble but certain atmosphere of rightness, of gratitude for the opportunity to eavesdrop on live art. Inevitably, I surprise myself only later upon reviewing the catch to find my ‘wow’ shot.
Oporto Bridges Win 1st Place for
Architecture: Bridges Pro Category
Havana – Old and New
Photo: Capilano Suspension Bridge
Photo: Caught Up
Photo: Hotel Europe
Photo: Vancouver Public Library
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Kamloops Pedestrian Bridge
Agarve Wind Farms Win 3rd Place for
Architecture: Industrial Pro Category
Me and Steve Mcurry published in the same book
what an honour!!!
Jerusalem Chords bridge