Announcing EBB & FLOW an exhibition of landscape and nature photography with Kim Stewart and Jana Zachariou. Please join us for a wine and cheese reception on June 3, 2016 from 5-7 pm at the gallery. This beautiful show continues until June 16th.
Photography to Kim is an intuitive and healing process. After witnessing the most beautiful sunset during magic hour, Kim's quest to capture beautiful, yet simple moments has become a daily adventure.
As long as she can remember, Jana has been drawn to the abundance of the natural world. She believes that experiencing the ever present beauty around us unifies people, both on a personal and global level. For her, photography became the medium to collect experiences and memories. Her favourite images include the rich and vibrant colours of dawn and dusk when the natural light is at its best. In most of her landscape photos she uses ND filters which enable her to capture the special moments at the picture taking stage, rather than relying on digital enhancements afterwards. Her double exposure images offer an alternative camera technique through which she is able to create art that otherwise would only be possible through painting or digital manipulation. While she appreciates the real world around her, she tries to reach beyond and achieve a sense of freedom by exploring ICM (Intentional Camera Movement). This technique allows her to blend colours and lines, to look beyond the obvious image and produce new colour combinations and unusual variations of the natural world. Her goal as a photographer is to be true to who she is, and her desire is to create photographs that will draw the viewer to the images.
Bio- KIM STEWART
“Certain things catch your eye, But pursue only those that capture your heart” -Native American Wisdom
Kim Stewart is an avid self-taught photographer. Originally from Kamloops,BC, she moved to Salt Spring Island in 1994 and has never looked back. The majestic beauty of the south coast caught her attention and has held it ever since. Kim loves the outdoors, enjoying gardening, hiking, sitting on the beach soaking in the atmosphere and capturing its beauty on camera. Inspiration from Derrick Lundy's landscape photos encouraged Kim to join Salt Spring's Photo Club to learn more about photography and share her passion. She has been dedicated to her craft since 2013 and specializes in landscapes, nature, people & pets. This dedication has earned Kim recognition, her photos have been seen on the front cover of the Island Tides Newspaper, Gulf Islands Driftwood, SS Air Calendar, Gulf Islands Visitor Magazine & various social media sites including Salt Spring Island Snapshots that Kim created to showcase the island life & community.
Bio- JANA ZACHARIOU
BioJana Zachariou is a Czech born landscape and nature photographer living on Salt Spring Island in southern British Columbia. After having lived in various locations around the world, she chose to call Canada her home. Jana resided for more than 20 years in eastern Canada before she sold her family business and settled on the beautiful West Coast. That was the beginning of Jana’s endless love affair with a camera. Her first real interaction with photography actually started in front of the lens as a fashion model in the mid 80’s. Jana, however, found her true calling on the other side of the lens and her knowledge of photography is entirely self taught. This informal training enabled her to develop a unique style that makes her images very recognizable. Photography opened a door to an aberrant way of seeing and appreciating the world around her. Jana’s ability to capture inspiring imagery came about, in part, because of the abundance of natural scenery that surrounds her on the West Coast. The visual drama and artistry of her photographs are born of a keen eye for the many moods of the natural world. Jana’s works have been exhibited locally during the Eclectic Visions show at Gallery 8 and at the ArtSpring Gallery.