Photographer Sandra Canning presents her dynamic portfolio of images. See more about this artist by visiting her website.
This is the Serendipitous Journey of a Female Photographer Unveiling Beauty in all Her Disguises.
Sometimes I find the pictures. Sometimes they find me. It is always about going beyond the veil to reveal the beauty that is hidden in plain sight. Photography came into my life in a moment of deep emotional and spiritual upheaval. It became my prayer & meditation. The spiritual healing I received from photography radically changed my world view. Making pictures transported me to another world. I would go into parking lots and see Euclidian Jazz, turtles became mountain ranges, seascapes became doorways to serenity, and buildings became liquid lines.
My vision when creating an image is based on sharing our “Beautiful Whirled” as I see it: through the prism of optimism, lit by hope, inspired by awe, and ruled by beauty. My belief is that when we commune with beauty, we touch the Divine. Each image is designed to create an emotional response that will become a shared experience – a bond of love between us.
My pictures celebrate the beauty in everyday things & everyday places. It is important to travel, but you don’t need to get on a plane to Paris to have an awe inspiring encounter that will touch your heart. I purposely photograph subjects by no one famous to prove this point.
Long exposure is my preferred technique because it provides a photographic record of something that lies somewhere beyond “real life”. Photographing the fourth dimension (time) allows me to transport the observer to a world between worlds. My fine art photography focuses primarily on seascapes, landscapes, & architecture.
The camera and I go back a long ways. Many moons ago I spent most of my time in front of the camera as a model/actress. My new adventures behind the camera feel as if life has come full circle, and I reunited with an old friend. The only difference is we both changed.
I was born in Trinidad, and I grew up in St. Thomas, USVI. I have lived all over the world and now reside in South Florida.
My future plans include volunteering to help plan a photowalk in Miami with one of the great living masters of long exposure. I will be working on an architectural photo book. I strongly believe that everyone deserves to come home to a great piece of art. For this reason, I would like to explore licensing so that everyday working people can have my images.
Final thoughts – “And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” – from Desiderata.
Always wishing you Good Luck & Good Light!