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, April 8, 2012
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy
It's Spring, life is returning to our half of the world as the sun gets stronger and there are colours everywhere.
So why am I still shooting Black and White?
My friend Doug and I took a walk in the Arboretum this weekend.
We stood literally side-by-side and captured the scene before us.
He saw the vibrant green of the newly sprouted grass, the way the sunlight picked out the rock and lit the area around it
I saw the tonal range, the textures, the shadows, all in shades of gray.
Is my image better than his? Most certainly not, it's a great image.
Then why did I not see it the way my fellow photographer saw it?
Well I guess that is what makes this hobby / passion so intriguing....
Maybe I'm different, not right, nor wrong, just different....
or may be I heard the instructions differently....
I never question what to do, it tells me what to do. The photographs make themselves with my help. ~Ruth Bernhard
You can see Doug's image here