I am a Canadian who lives on beautiful Vancouver Island just off the coast of British Columbia. An Expatriate of the US, I was born in Auburn, WA in 1950. Photography has been in my life since age six when I snapped my first photograph with an old Brownie Box camera.
Photography has an element of magic to it. The capturing of moments in time. There are photographs that speak to me and take me back to that moment when the shutter snapped. Slices of time in a gallery of the imagination which knows no boundaries is what has maintained my interest in this medium.
There are photos that tell a story, shock, amuse or make us stop and allow us to be introspective. When I have photographs in an exhibition, I particularly like to observe people as they look at my photographs and then study their facial expressions. Attention to detail and observation are skills I learned in Japan, martial arts and meditation, these are aspects I bring to photographic arts.
My formal education is a MA from WWU but my photographic education has been enhanced by being with other photographers, joining camera clubs and by self-study. Some of my images have appeared in local, regional and national competitions as well as magazines and as book covers. For more details please see my website. http://members.shaw.ca/mswiecki/ or just type my name: Mark Swiecki into Google's Search Engine.,…Read More