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Keith Walsh

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Keith Walsh

I began taking photographs 29 years ago when my parents purchased a 35 mm camera. I experimented with the camera and quickly learned the basics of controlling shutter speed and aperture to the point where I was using the camera far more than my parents and soon become the “family photographer”. My interests soon expanded beyond snapshots of family and friends to nature and landscape photography, especially the forests and coastline where I grew up in Newfoundland. My interest in nature and landscape photography continued as I moved west and my subjects became the coastlines and forests of British Columbia, Oregon and California. Over time and several cameras later I began to move from simply taking single images to creating sets of images based around a common theme and have attempted to create a more coherent photographic style. Gradually I developed a photographic vision which emphasizes objectivity, geometry and space within my images. I attempt to show the world as it is yet at the same time create an abstraction by isolating elements and moments that may pass by unnoticed.

Since moving to Quebec i have continued to photograph the rural/natural landscape while developing a new interest in urban photography. I have found Saint-Hyacinthe and Montreal to be excellent platforms for this new area of photographic experimentation with unique combinations of architecture, people and seasonal change.

Over the past few years of number of my photographs have been chosen for publication both in print (Doctor’s Review Magazine, Montreal, Quebec) and on the web (the official Leica Camera Blog), Peachpit.com (Peachpit Press, Berkley, USA.), Consumerist.com (Consumer Reports, Yonkers, NY), Henry’s Photo Club (Henrys Camera, Toronto, Ontario) and Pixiole (Montreal, Quebec). In addition several of my images have been selected for licensing by Getty Images (Seattle, USA.). Most recently one of my images has been used by Riva Communications (Berlin, Germany) for printed materials for a medical conference.

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