There is perhaps no photographic subject more present to us than our architectural environment. Architecture is used to define, contain, and use the space that surrounds us, turning space into place and helping us orient ourselves in the world. As a photographic subject, architecture presents unique problems largely because of the sheer physical magnitude of the subject and because we are trying to translate into a two-dimensional photograph something that takes its very meaning from its three-dimensionality. This talk explores some of the principles behind architectural photography and helps photographers meet the technical challenges involved in representing architecture properly. There will be some discussion of equipment, though the talk is more about technique and theory than gear.
1411 Upper Wellington St.
$10.00 payable at door
Jeff Tessier is a commercial and fine-art photographer working throughout the GTHA. His commercial clients include Hamilton- and Toronto-based marketing firms, advertising agencies, and architecture firms, as well as print media outlets and municipal governments in southern Ontario. He specialises in photography with a documentary intent, ranging from environmental portraiture to industrial photography to urban landscape documentation. He served as the Photography Editor at the former H Magazine
and since 2009 has taught courses in Documentary Photography and Architectural Photography for Mohawk College.
Jeff’s personal work includes, most recently, a series of portraits of Hamilton-based artists, photographed in their studios. Due for completion in 2015, this project will feature more than one hundred portraits.