Rural landscapes: Granary & Snow


I waded deep into the archives to show you this scene of the Canadian farm where I spent many happy childhood hours. By the time I made this photograph in 1982, my grandfather had been dead for seven years and the farm fields were being taken over by weeds and bushes.
I’m still amazed that I managed to pull off this composition; it was certainly an accident to achieve this division of space and use of colour & lighting when I was only two years into photography. Looking back on it now, I realize this scene would not have been as memorable with strong sunlight and blue skies.
It’s also one of my most awarded photographs; it won ‘best in show’ at the 1982 Markham (Ontario) Fair. Yashica film camera, Kodak negative film (probably), tripod (probably).

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