Originally from Northern England, Alan Norsworthy has been a photographer since the late 1960's.

He moved to Canada in 1973 and has made Guelph Ontario his home for the last 24 years.

" I remember visiting the CN Tower in the early 70's and the guide said that as far as you could see in any direction is the best farmland in Canada. That comment echoes down the years as I watch subdivisions eat up the landscape."

The area around Guelph offers up a plethora of rural images which Alan captures with his artistic vision. His work covers everything from macro photographs of flowers, sweeping landscapes, historic buildings and old abandoned farms in both colour and Black and White.

"This is where I find my inspiration, I have a need to show people the beauty I see as I walk the woods and fields of Southern Ontario"

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tie Tacks

Tie Tacks
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

Last evening I was talking with my friend Doug about how he was planning a studio session shooting some of his memento's handed down from his father.
This fired my imagination and I too dug out some of the things given to me by my Dad.

These tie tacks were my Grandfathers and possibly belonged to his father before him.
I have no idea who the person is in the portrait, although I wish I knew.

To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.
~Thomas Campbell, Hallowed Ground

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