Wayne Fisher Artist Statement / Bio
I am an Artist; I create because this is what I believe I am meant to do.
When I am creating, I feel a sense of exhilaration and know that this is who I am.
The feeling of comfort and enthusiasm is what drives me to challenge my creativity.
The best part of what I do is defining a subject; my eye is constantly searching for images looking for patterns, textures and how the light is affecting the view. I visit a location to admire and respect its beauty, and then I dissect it, looking at every possible angle to portray it at its best.
I fall in love easily with my subjects and have a feeling of attachment and leave with a lonely feeling of detachment.
I don't always succeed but I'm constantly learning.
I'm euphoric when visualizing while photographing and the sense is heightened when I find that perfect angle that really brings my subject to life.
I have been creating for over 25 years and through time, my journey has led me to architectural photography and this genre of photography is where I feel at home.
I continue to challenge myself by shooting every day and putting myself through my work out to the world.
It’s the journey that inspires me.
From early age photography has always been a passion of mine. The creative process was intriguing to me as well as the power to capture a moment in time. I have a responsibility in this world to record and expose the beauty that is. Photography has evolved but will always remain pure in my heart.
My journey began in South Africa and through the lens I saw a divided nation. Behind the glass of photojournalism was a vehicle to express the struggle. Acquiring a National Diploma in Photography [Pretoria, South Africa], a brighter future was seen through the viewfinder in the uninterrupted beauty of Canada, a nation where I continue to be inspired to create.
Clarity is becoming a husband and father.
National Diploma in Photography 1991 [Pretoria, South Africa],
Photojournalism practicum at the Star Newspaper Johannesburg, South Africa 1990.
Over 25 years photography experience and several published works.
Presenter of Architecture and Minimalism in Black and White Photography [Toronto, Canada]
Published work in the Elaine Fleck Fine Art Catalogue winter 2017
Fleck Fine Art catalogue Exhibition winter 2017
Published work in the Elaine Fleck Fine Art Catalogue spring 2018
Fleck Fine Art catalogue Exhibition spring 2018
Elaine Fleck Gallery 2018 Member Artist Exhibition
Elaine Fleck Gallery - Three Represented Artists, Group Show May 2018 - LLOYD ARBOUR - PICASSO X GEHRY | JOHN FERRI - PERSISTENCE | WAYNE FISHER - LOOKING UP