Looking for my self in Beacon Hill Park.
Deborah McCarron, Photographer, James Bay, Victoria, British Columbia
Artist Bio and Statement
I take pictures in Beacon Hill Park. I look to construct photographs when wandering the fields and hills. The park is almost incidental as subject matter except it is the place where I am drawn to pause, stop and reflect. So it’s not about pictures of the park but rather about me and the park. That is, about the experience of being there, with nature, and with myself. I am a monochromatist but I no longer shoot film. Digital photography and the new tools have shifted familiar processes. The question of how far one should go in the manipulation of prints has become a very personal and challenging question. It is a struggle to present a portfolio of twelve images from the Park for the Art Walk every year. This year the focus is “Solitude”.
I attended the University of Ottawa, Fine Arts Department and the Banff School of Fine Arts. I worked as a writer/photographer for a weekly newspaper in Alberta and set up a photography and framing business both there and in Victoria. I operated Profiles Picture Framing and Photography in James Bay since the late eighties prior to joining the Art Walk.
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