push

what is time?  where does it go?  and why must it continually contradict my wishes?

outremont 3

so much has transpired in the past few weeks, and so little of this time has been spent exploring the macro world i love.

unfurl 3

the moments that mac and i have spent together lately have pushed me to explore scenes and subject matter outside of my comfort zone.

autumn lights 3

i am learning (still) that being outside of my comfort zone is one of the most freeing experiences, yet there is always such resistance to the unknown – such a very aged problem.

nd 3

the results when we finally do dare ourselves are often so rich with material that it alters our reality.  and that is not something that is such a terrible thing.

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first show!

i celebrated my first show with friends last thursday night – yay!

this is a group show is in support of the families of the 43 mexican students who were abducted last year while en route to protest shady government policy. a year later these students are still missing, and there is no evidence of what has happened to them.  i cannot imagine what these people are living through or the pain these families are experiencing.

for this show each of the 16 artists donated a piece that will be auctioned on november 1st with the proceeds going to the families of the students.  below is my write up with the pieces i submitted (a couple are already posted elsewhere – i apologize for the redundancy):

blossom 3
blossom
cleanse 3
cleanse
reverence 3
reverence

 

sanctuary 3
sanctuary
wish 3
wish

stacey gardiner

in honour of the 43 i hope that the beauty of this work can provide a moment of relief in a world that is too often overwhelmed with horror

about me

i took my first macro shot with a point & shoot canon elph over 10 years ago and have been enthralled with exploring the world of tiny ever since. several canon reincarnations later i finally took the plunge with a “real” camera – a canon t3i with a 100mm f 2.8 macro lens. to my immense delight i found that my love for this art form continued to intensify and become part of me as my learning curve deepens.   

it is my hope that the images i capture bring you a moment of tranquility, peace, beauty, respite or whatever blessing is meaningful to you.

you can see these and other wonderful submissions in person at artisans at work – woodbine & danforth until october 1st.