Pat Jilesen – Habitat for Humanity ReStore South 2021
Mon to Sat 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday, April 18 11 am - 1 pm
The name of my exhibit, Pneuma, is a Greek word for breath, but also has a religious context for “spirit” or “soul”. I chose this as the title because I wanted to sound intelligent and deep… In reality, it’s actually the title of a song and when I looked up the meaning, I thought hey, that’ll work.
A lot of my work is shot on Lake Ontario. I spend a lot of time in Cobourg, Port Hope and Presqu’ile Provincial Park. I love the wide-open feel that seeing nothing but water all the way to the horizon gives. Then the challenge of finding new points of interest to work into that.
I’ve heard people say that as you grow as a photographer, more of you will come out in your work. I do think that’s true; I have moved more towards a more minimalist style and do a lot of long exposure. It has resulted in simple images with few distractions, for a sense of calm, of peace and quiet. That really is fitting of my personality, so it turns out, Pneuma actually is the perfect title.