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
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