John Arbour Photographic Exhibition

Huronia Museum is proud to present the photographic work of

John Arbour

Saturday, April 4th to the 30th, 2009

Opening Wine and Cheese will be held on Saturday, April 4th 2.00 – 5.00 pm

Admission to the museum is free on the opening day.

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A note from the Photographer:

A Photographer’s Retrospect…

I want to thank everyone for coming out to see my work. I attended Sir Sandford Flemming College and climbed  some trees with a Forestry Technician diploma in 1976. I think the involvement with the environment and photography are two blends that work. Using infrared film in Pickle Lake hightened my interest in photographic expression. I enjoy the magic of capturing a moment in time.

I left Chapleau and five years of fighting forest fires and picked up my gear and headed to Toronto. Had a blast. Attended Humber College enrolling in the creative photography program in 1981. I worked for many industries, advertising adgencies, photographers for fourteen years.

Now, I am very proud to be here at this point. I hope that you will enjoy my collection of photographs. My family grew up with the Watson’s of Midland. I always loved Bud’s photography. He captured landscapes like the greats. I bought my first 35mm from Bud in 1972. We have gone through a major transition from film to digital based photography.
The years of the ol’ basement darkrooms have passed. No longer do I care about the light crack under the door.
I gotta say digital is great.

Now for a fun part. I am giving away a 5×7 print from your choice of digital imageframed. Your task is to determine how many photographs are film based and which are digitally based. Easy you say. Let’s find out. One correct Contestant drawn from the entres wins. Have fun!!!

John

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