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Landscape and Nature Fine Art Photography by Canadian artist, Tricia McLellan.

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Canadian Passion In The Polar Regions

25 05.11

Paul is an inspiration to Canadians, photographers, biologists and naturalists. He is a passionate, highly skilled and creative person who is creating global awareness of the issues facing the polar regions and their inhabitants.

He has two books available which contain spectacular images:

Paul Nicklen grew up one of only a few non-Inuit in an Inuit settlement on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada — a childhood that taught him the patience, stamina and respect for nature required for his beat in the frigid climes of Earth’s polar regions. Best known for his vivid and intimate wildlife photos for National Geographic, Nicklen started out a biologist in the Northwest Territories, gathering data on such species as lynx, grizzlies, and polar bears. Today he bridges the gap between scientific research and the public, showing how fragile and fast-changing habitats are profoundly affecting wildlife.

During the course of his workday Nicklen regularly comes face-to-face with fantastic creatures: narwhals, Arctic foxes, elephant seals, and more. His most amazing experience? An underwater encounter with a leopard seal who for four days tried to feed him penguins through the “mouth” of his lens.
“When you get in the water with a wild animal, you’re essentially giving yourself to that animal because, as humans, we’re quite helpless and vulnerable in the water. You’re at the seal’s mercy. You’re at the predator’s mercy.”
Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

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Nature By Numbers

08 07.10
“A Movie Inspired On Numbers, Geometry And Nature”

Artists and architects have used since ancient times many geometrical and mathematical properties: we could take some examples simply by observing the refined use of the proportions by architects from Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome or other Renaissance artists like Michelangelo, Da Vinci or Raphael.

But what is more surprising for me is that many of these properties and mathematical developments are also present in NATURE. We could find countless cases, but I wanted to refer to only three of them on this short animation: The Fibonacci Series and Spiral / The Golden and Angle Ratios / The Delaunay Triangulation and Voronoi Tessellations.

Cristobal Vila, Saragossa, Spain, 2010


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David Griffin: Photography connects us with the world

22 06.10

The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about how we all use photos to tell our stories.

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Urban Artists

19 05.10

I was in London, Ontario a few years ago photographing architecture (not that I haven’t been there since!). While downtown, I came across this highly artistic graffiti in one of the many alleyways. The entire side wall of this building, up to about eight or ten feet, was covered in these vibrant “murals”. While it was obvious that these weren’t commissioned pieces, they were fascinating and highly detailed. I photographed several areas because the colours and designs were interesting and very inspiring. These “urban artists” created art using spray paint! Not exactly a precise instrument but effective in their hands.
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