Title: Peter Hanmore
M to F 7:30 am to 11 pm
Sat 8:30 am to 11 pm
Sun 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday April 14
3 to 5 pm
A Little About Me...
I started in photography many decades ago while in high school, mostly black and white prints, processed at home in my father's darkroom, which was a great learning experience. I still have my old Olympus OM-2S that I used back in those days but it rarely gets pulled out any more. Digital cameras have been such a godsend to photography. Although I'm not from Peterborough, I've lived here for close to 20 years and love all the things that this area has to offer us. Living so close to the canal I have lots of opportunities to get out in my kayak for a paddle with my camera and have spent many hours photographing the wildlife I encounter on the water.
I enjoy the technical, science-y side of photography - especially lighting - but love the interactive, personal aspects even more. Being able to capture the emotions of an event, activity, personal moment or even the antics of the family pet (I have two adorable fox red labs you'll probably see around the website) is something I strive to deliver in my images.
My style could generally be described as slightly more photo-journalistic in the sense that I like to react to the situation and capture the events as they unfold, whether it's photographing a pet or the excitement of a wedding. Portraits are one area that I'm rather more traditional though. A well-lit, beautifully posed portrait is timeless and allows the photographer to show their subject(s) at their very best.
I'm pretty much a romantic at heart and weddings are the most romantic of occasions. I'll definitely capture the family photos that everyone looks back on years later but I also try to capture the raw emotions and personal moments that can make a memory that last forever.
In a totally different vein, I have to say that I have a lot of fun photographing pets - especially dogs. They become such a big part of our lives and no matter how bad your day was, they always greet you like you're the best thing that's ever happened to them. Sadly, our pets don't live as long as we do and I love being able to share a beautiful memory that can be cherished forever.
Title: Patricia Calder Wildlife Photographer
M to Sat 7 am to 2 pm
Sun 8 am to 2 pm
Wednesday April 17
4 to 6 pm
Meet the Photographer
Every Wednesday at Noon
I have loved photography since I first purchased a Brownie box camera at the age of 16. The play of light through the lens on land and water, the muscles of animals, and the feathers of birds entice me.
I am drawn from country roads to the sight of horses in green fields, birds in leafy bowers, or a red fox near her den.
In September I visited the Great Bear Rainforest in BC and came home with multiple images of Spirit Bears, black bears, and whales breaching. In October I drove into Yukon Territory to photograph landscapes studded with glacial rivers and lakes.
My past travels have taken me to Sable Island (home of the legendary feral horses), Newfoundland (especially Change Islands and Fogo, with the ponies and icebergs), Prince Edward Island (which I called home for 8 years), and Europe (where I rambled for 14 months in my youth).
I must acknowledge the role Northumberland Photo Club has played in my education with the camera and development of images in Lightroom. After a day of shooting, I spend many hours on the computer selecting images for refinement.
I invite you to peruse this collection and perhaps linger over a delicious meal served with care at the Monaghan Café.
Title: Laura Berman Respect
Sat | Sun 11 am to 4 pm
M to F Closed
By appointment email:
Saturday April 6
11 am to 4 pm
My work is an exploration of the interior and emotional life of animals, particularly farm animals. I create an atmosphere of classically dramatic light and space to illuminate my subjects individuality and emotions, offering the viewer the opportunity to recognize that these animals do have inner lives and to see them as ‘some-one’ not as ‘some-thing’.
Through the intersection of photography and painting I am able to create an image that reflects the way my mind and heart understand the scene more fully than with photography alone. My work begins with the literal photograph. I then digitally paint into it using a series of over and underlays, rich colours, light and textures to create an image that is more of a classical portrait rather than a photographic recording. The edited photographs are strikingly different from the original image captured by the camera, creating an emotional impact more real than reality.
Title: Heather Doughty Inspire: The Women’s Portrait Project
M to F 8 am to 4 pm
Sat 11 am to 1 pm
Thursday April 4
7 to 9 pm By Invitation: Not Open to Public
INSPIRE began as the personal project of local photographer Heather Doughty. It is a photographic celebration of inspirational women organically nominated by the community, resulting in a diverse visual commentary of extraordinary women of the area. The photographs are accompanied by unedited biographies of the women chronicling a pivotal life moment or humourous overview.
This combination of visual and the written word challenges the viewer to truly see the women and to connect with her, thus opening positive conversations about culture, empowerment and celebration.
Title: Cassandra DeFrancesco | Victoria Durrett | Rishabh Sarswat Trent University
Daily 7:30 am to 11 pm
Wednesday April 10
4 to 6 pm
We are a group of graduate students in the Environmental and Life Sciences program at Trent University. Our common interests in science and photography brought us together to present our works showcasing primarily nature and photographs from around the world.
Cassandra picked up her first camera at the age of 12. Since then, her passion for photography grew. She fell in love with capturing moments that are no longer with us but evoke emotion when viewed upon again. Cassandra enjoys capturing the details of everyday life by using macro photography to larger scale landscape photography. You won’t find a shortage of flower or golden hour shots in her photographs.
Victoria (Tori) recently relocated to Ontario from New Hampshire where she first started experimenting with nature photography. She specializes in close-up and single subject photography and pulls her inspiration from the diverse mountain landscapes of New England. She especially loves photographing flowers and animals.
Rishabh was born in Muzaffarnagar, India. He has been working as an Environmental Scientist for the last 10 years in India, South Korea, and now in Canada. He is a Yoga and meditation practitioner and is always fascinated with the colours of nature. His growing up and breathing eastern world reflects, as first thing people notice in his work are the colours. The themes in most of his work are natural landscapes with human presence. He wants to convey the spirituality, colours and emotions he has been a witness of. Science can be overwhelming at times, and he finds therapy in expressing by photography.
Title: David Bigg University of Ottawa - Discovering the Hidden City
Tu | W 11 am to 6 pm
Th to Sat 11 am to 9 pm
Sun noon to 4 pm
Friday April 5
7 to 9 pm
David Bigg is a visual artist and photographer. He graduated from the Peterborough Integrated Arts Program at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School in 2017. He has shown at a variety of venues, including Artspace, By the Bridge and the Best of High School Art. He first became interested in film photography when he was given his grandfathers old OM-1 SLR camera. He now shoots 35mm, 120, and 4x5 film formats, and uses a variety of vintage and antique cameras, some up to 80 years old, as well as using his cell phone for mobile photography. He shoots and develops all of his own film, as well as doing all of his own darkroom work. He is presently studying fine arts at the University of Ottawa.
These photos explore the everyday as seen from new perspectives, focusing on the abstract compositions inherent in the world when one takes the time to look for them.
I used the limitations of the photographic medium (static images, fixed perspective and depth of field), as well as the limitations of different types of cameras (including my smartphone, as well as 35mm, 120, and 4x5 film cameras) to force myself to look at the world in a different way. Limiting myself to the black and white format further stripped away all the non-essential elements until all that was left was the interplay of shadow and light.
Title: Brileigh Hardcastle Ryerson University - The Gardiner: A Reclamation
M to Sat 4 pm to 2 am
Saturday April 27
Brileigh Hardcastle is a Toronto based artist currently in her final year of study of photography at Ryerson University. Interested in topics surrounding absence/presence and issues in urban planning, Brileigh’s work uses a hybrid of documentary and abstract approaches to her subject matter.
Urban expressways are some of the most prominent features of a metropolitan environment. This is especially the case for elevated highways, which serve to reorganize the flow of traffic by making use of the space above and below street level. In Toronto, there are a handful of highways that run in and around the city, but the Gardiner is by far the most prominent. It has been called “the largest and least known civic presence in Toronto”. Being the first major highway in Toronto, the Gardiner was built at a time when the car was deemed a right rather than a luxury.
Today the expressway hides in plain sight as the rest of the city rapidly develops around it. Mimicking the shoreline, it weaves in and around commercial, industrial, and residential areas. As a structure, the expressway spans 18 kilometers in length and is elevated in sections as high as six stories. It occupies over 60 acres of land, not including the land affected by being adjacent to it which encompasses over 100 acres. And yet, its presence is either unacknowledged or forgotten by many.
The Gardiner: A Reclamation embraces a highly subjective approach to seeing the Gardiner Expressway. This project works to depict familiar infrastructure in a way that makes it strange and beautiful. Using various techniques, the photographs transform this monstrosity of a monolith through obscure depictions of the Gardiner. Ranging from documentary to abstract, the images in this series are not limited to a single category of image-making. Together, the photographs work against how we see normally city infrastructure, transforming the Gardiner into something worth documenting for its formal value and aesthetic character.
Title: Peter Clute | Ann Hilborn It’s All In the Eye of the Beholder
Daily 11 am to 7 pm
Saturday April 13
2 to 4 pm
This is our fourth year participating in the SPARK Photo Festival. Previously our exhibits have had more traditional themes, such as “Nature’s Gems”, “In the Meadow” and “Faces From the Crowd”. This year we have taken a much different approach. We hope that you enjoy...
IT’S ALL IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
For some a photograph may be worth a thousand words; for others it may simply create uncertainty, speculation or questions as to what the photographer may have seen and tried to capture. However, when present, a title or a caption can be helpful in suggesting what may have been in the photographer’s mind.
With each photo in our exhibit there are a few words describing what one of us observed when making that image. You may see things differently. That is because ‘it’s all in the eye of the beholder’ and sometimes the fertile mind of the photographer as well!
Ann Hilborn and Peter Clute
Title: Garry Barker | Steve Brittain | Ralph Colley | Jennie Versteeg Images B4
M 1 to 5 pm
Tu & Th 10 am to 8 pm
W & F 10 am to 5 pm
Sat 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday April 13
1 to 3 pm
I enjoy most kinds of photography but lately I have become interested in cityscapes. For this my 6th SPARK exhibit, my theme will consist of a series of images of “Independent and Family Run Movie Theatres”. Some of the buildings are more than 100 years old but they are still in operation and movies have been screened on a continuous basis for many years.
I became interested in photography in the late 60’s and was hooked. I went on to study Photography at Humber College. I was employed in the photo industry working at City TV, and at the CBC on the National News service. This will be my 6th year with SPARK and I would like to thank Bridgenorth Library for giving me another opportunity to display my work.
I look forward to another SPARK exhibit this year at the Bridgenorth Library as part of Images B4. My photos for the exhibit are largely from an ongoing series of street and travel photography with a few other images I like enough to share.
This year marks a break from my usual—no fungi, no dead trees. Instead, there’s a series inspired by climate change, bits the cat left me, and more.
Title: The Absolute Eye Collective The Secret Life of Mannequins
309 Charlotte St
Daily 8 am to 8 pm
Thursday April 18
The Path of Perception
Kawartha Shambhla Meditation
The Mount Community Centre
1545 Monaghan Rd
The Secret Life of Mannequins
Director: John McQuade
“Its too bad she won’t live...but then again who does?” from the movie Blade Runner
Absolute Eye works from the gap of perception. That gap is before any interpretive framework. This opens the possibility of playing with the visual world. In this exhibit we imagine the Secret Life of Mannequins.
This summer John McQuade will present two five-day Contemplative Photography courses at the Haliburton School of Art. He is co-author of two books: Looking and Seeing and Heart of Photography.