Photographic Art > Neopictorialist

Longing of a Ghost
35mm B+W Film Photograph. Fibre Print
16" x 20"
Daydreamer
35mm film
2004
Adagio
35mm film
2009
A sigh from Rosebud
35mm film
2017
1931
B+W Film Photograph
The Romance of Dante and Beatrice
35mm B+W Film Photograph. Fibre Print
16" x 20"
Stargazer
35mm film Photography
16x20
2014
Remembering Kiki
35mm B+W Film Photograph. Fibre Print
16" x 20"
Flora Elevation
35mm B+W Film Photograph. Fibre Print
16x20
2006
Political Poet
B+W Film Photograph
waiting by moonlight
35mm B&W film
2004
Night and Day
35mm B+W Film Photograph. Fibre Print.
16" x 20 "
2009
Ophelia's Ghost
35mm Film Photography
16x20
2004
Stela Licina
35mm film
2019
Clay O'flanagan
B+W Film Photograph
Blue Nude
35mm colour film
8x10
1997
Liliane for Leonora
35mm film
2009
In Excelsis
35mm Film Photography
16x20
2007
Eurydice
B+W Film Photograph
Carnival lily
35mm B&W film
2018
Mystical Ecstasy
35mm Film Photography
16x20
2007
Ode
35mm Film Photography
2009
The Last Strand
35mm B+W Film Photograph. Fibre Print.
16" x 20"
Morphelia
35mm Film photography
8x12
2015
The Ascent
35mm B&W film
2006

This is ongoing series of portraits created with 35mm black and white film. I have always felt that I was revisiting past lives with my camera. At first I was criticized why black and white film? When the world is bright with blues and reds and greens and golds? I watched early silent films with my mother and was fascinated with the fashion, and the poetical light and shadow of cinema. As a young boy, each scene was so charming and imaginatively bold. The Neo-Pictorialist series is my homage to Pictorialism and these bygone eras. A nostalgic style and aesthetic that defines and respects photographic history. These are all Individuals that have organically entered my life in Alberta, Canada. They are creators, musicians and poets. survivors of gender or race or sexual violence and have championed the living. The magicians to the lyricism of the light. They are compassionate teachers, and I feel I am a student to these storytellers. The careful listener with the camera, one majestic frame at a time. All the individuals that touch our lives, remain part of this cultural dialogue for years to follow. We deepen as we build compassion and community and friendships. When we open the album of of our dreams and hold the photographic print in our hands, and share a deep respect to life and the memory with the right timing of the heart.