“Eclecticity:” A Collection of Subjects and Time
Article written by Tom Spiller, IACC Member
Bill Vanden Born joined the Images Alberta Camera Club (IACC) back in 2004, and feels he has benefitted immensely.
He returned to photography following retirement. A week-long course with Freeman Patterson instilled the idea that you “make” a picture in your head. His subjects are most often extracted pieces of our everyday environments. Bill’s photos bring focus to the lines, shapes, and patterns in the things that surround us. Some of the images he showed us were scanned from slides taken in the past. An entry-level DSLR with a sturdy tripod has been complemented with a 100mm macro lens.
We saw examples that used colour, shadows, and reflections to reveal what Bill sees. These details spoke to us about the nature, architecture, food and people he has encountered over the years. The age of a door or window could be the story. His great diversity of subject can also be seen in small things and abstracts.
Bill’s eclectic approach can be appreciated by visiting his website greywill.com.
His presentation to the Club on Thursday, November 9, 2017, surely inspired everyone present.
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