Ken Powell – Peterborough Public Library 2022
Title: Ken Powell Patterns and Shapes
Monday to Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 2 pm - 5 pm
Meet the Photographer
Tuesday April 5, 12 & 19
2 pm to 4 pm
Kenneth Powell - Spark Exhibit 2022
Patterns and Shapes
Patterns appear in music, mathematics, architecture, nature, art and design works — and even in human behaviour. Photographically they can present themselves as renderings of colour, texture, geometric or abstract shapes and designs. They can be fascinating and tantalizing — and reach out to be recorded.
Ken has been behind a camera lens ever since he borrowed his father’s Leica when he was 14. Since then, photography has been a passion undiminished by time and circumstance.
His knowledge and experience has been built up through both taking and teaching courses and seminars, camera club memberships, commercial assignments — but mainly by shooting a whole bunch of photos.
His emphasis has been eclectic, but with a leaning to the outdoor world. He has connected his scuba diving with a large body of work taken underwater. His passions for canoeing, kayaking and wilderness travel, and his proclivity to carrying his camera wherever he goes, has resulted in a record of those endeavours. Through extensive travel around the world he attempts to document and interpret the resulting wide variety of cultural distinctions.
Ken has spent a number of years in the oil industry in Canada and internationally. Subsequently he was a business consultant, was Associate Director of the Canadian Outward Bound Wilderness School, and taught part time at Seneca College. He has served/serves on the boards of a number of organizations.
He is married to Penny Rush and together they have five children and eight grandchildren.