Home Is Where The Heart Is
A Visual Juxtaposition of Two Homelands: Western Canada and Western Europe
by Gerry M. Bates
Is it possible to love two different worlds equally? I have always considered both Western Canada and Western Europe as my homelands. They appear to be so different from each other, but are they really? There are the obvious differences in antiquity, language, customs, transportation, urbanization, and so on. However, when one looks carefully enough, one sees, and even feels, more similarities than differences. Revisiting the world of my childhood I photographed old landscapes and juxtaposed these with my current world. It is the subtle impact of similar ambiance, colour, or form that I tried to capture.
I have a passion for painting and photography. There is beauty everywhere. Infinite opportunities exist to put images on canvas or film. In education, photography is also a way of documenting the learning that takes place inside and outside the classroom. Documenting the changes in nature, in rural and urban landscapes, and in the environment in general, I consider as essential as photograpy as an Art form.
Eileen Bonson and Family Published October 29, 2013
Irma and Klaus Published June 26, 2012
Kananaskis Country Published October 27, 2011
Portugal Published September 30, 2011
Helen Published April 20, 2011
Anthology of Colours Published June 15, 2010
Omi's Ocean - A Photo Essay Published November 24, 2009
Pattern & Line Published July 03, 2009