I adore photographing flowers, whether in nature or picked they have their time to bloom and show their beauty, even as they dry they take on a whole new dimension of pretty. Strangely I feel they are forever alive once I have captured them, immortalising nature is what I decided to call this section, because in essence each natural element here has had its time, withered and passed, quietly sleeping until the following year for its return.
This is largely a personal study of work.
SHOT ON FILM
As a photographer that started out back in the beautiful days of film this is a selection of my images that I shot both for music industry events and my travels. If only I had the time to devote to scanning and posting a bigger selection of all the diapositves and b/w negs. It would be such a great feeling to be able to show in modern technology where my passion for photography began back in the 80's.
In 2014 and 2015 I was delighted to be able to volunteer some photography for Santropol here in Montreal. Here are some images from I shot for them starting off with an amazing opportunity to shoot in a greenhouse that is situated on the top of a university roof in downtown Montreal, amazing light and so tranquil. As you scroll down there are images of the beehives in their garden and their annual Rue Fermier event.
I style many of my food photography shoots and as a result I have accumulated many items that I use to add creativity to my images. Many of the items I have in themselves are to me very inspiring and beautiful. I recently decided to photograph some of my favourite props as art prints.
This is a completely new direction and I will be adding more images during the year, so please check back often to see the collection grow.
I have three adorable felines, all of them have become a member of my family in their own distinct way. My Barney was the first, I got him at three weeks old from a farmer. Its no secret that I spoil him rotten and he knows it. Total trust fund cat. At least he has a warm heart and lovely nature enough to have allowed Nelly a rescue cat to join us in 2012 and then in 2014 a black stray that looked worn out and tired and aptly called Manky that would sleep endlessly in my garden all summer arrived at my door several months later in the colder months only to come inside and be the third addition. Since moving to my industrial spot they are all indoor beasts and live, mostly in harmony. This is my gallery of love for them, they stay by side unconditionally so long as their bowls are full and I keep stocks of catnip.
To see other images of animals I have encountered camera in hand, visit my website PFURR.com
The weird and wonderful way that ordinary daily things can transform into something quite unusual, occasionally I am surprised at how taking a piece of an image and manipulating it can suddenly have a hidden meaning.