PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: John Poirier “Presence”

Presence John Poirier Photography
August 30, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – September 18, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Hive Emporium (Upstairs Gallery)
575 N Rd
Gabriola, BC V0R 1X3

FREE Exhibit | Drop-in |

These photographs explore nature’s manifestation of the rich interplay of energy and information forming our reality. To express some of that richness, my prints are often rather complex in composition with underlying energy expressed as strong lines, textures or forms.

When making a photograph, I strive to be present in the moment and the place, to be open to what nature shows me. I respect what is offered. The experience is what matters. A good photograph is a bonus. A successful photograph brings a sense of the powerful presence of nature to the viewer in the form of an expressive print.

John Poirier has been a professional photographer for over 30 years.  A large portion of his career has been spent in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories where his work was frequently published and exhibited. John moved with his family to Gabriola Island in 2006.  He is now semi-retired, concentrating his focus into a deep exploration of the natural world as his main subject.  He has exhibited regularly at various locations on Gabriola as well as producing major solo exhibits at the Nanaimo Art Gallery and at the Martin Batchelor Gallery in Victoria.