For five decades Glenn Ogilvie has worked as a photojournalist for weekly and daily newspapers in Ontario – including the Sarnia Observer and recently The Sarnia Journal – has won dozens of photography awards, and mounted numerous gallery exhibits. In addition to photojournalism, Glenn has explored and experimented with many historical printing methods. He also continues to be fascinated by environmental themes, while his work evolves from journalistic “realism” into a wider artistic exploration of light, colour and texture. For the past year Glenn has been documenting Sarnia and Lambton County's homeless crisis.
Today's printed images are crystal clear and sharp with vibrant colour and saturation, but Glenn's selection of photographs are a look from the past. Computer generated full size negatives are placed on hand coated artist paper and then printed under ultra violet lights or sunlight. The finished photographs have a soft, romantic appeal.
Shaun Antle, known as Oh Me Nerves Photography, hails from Sarnia, Ontario, but his heart belongs to Newfoundland. His love for photography blossomed alongside his passion for music, with photography taking center stage during his travels since 2001. Shaun's journey commenced with meaningful trips to England and West Africa, collaborating with local charities to help the homeless and orphans. With over 30 countries and 44 US states explored, Shaun's lens captures the world's beauty.
In 2006, Shaun married Tara, his best friend, and together they cherish their two children, Ethan and Callie, and their beloved dog, Nash. By day, they run a financial services firm, while dance instruction and Shaun's photography fill their free time.
Recent acclaim from Canon, Sigma, Raw Canada, CBC Newfoundland, and Canadian Geographic, including "Photo of the Week," highlights his talent. Shaun's solo exhibit at the Ailsa Craig Arts Centre and recognition from the International Photography Awards (IPA) for his Wildlife Portfolio showcase his artistic prowess.
Beyond travel and wildlife, Shaun is now offering a plethora of other services such as portraits, candids, lifestyle, pet and aerial and beyond, believing in photography's emotional journey. It's not just his art; it's his therapy, helping him overcome past traumas. Through his lens, Shaun shares gratitude and purpose, touching hearts worldwide. His dedication to his craft continues to inspire and uplift those who encounter his remarkable photography.
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The Art of Photography: This exhibit for me, will be about showcasing a range of technical and artistic abilities within the art of Photography, while taking the viewers on a journey through our stunning landscapes, reflecting on the little things and spotlighting our beautiful wildlife.
Mary was born and raised in Sarnia to a family of photographers. Her father was a professional studio photographer and shared his love of and knowledge of photography generously and encouraged her curiosity. Growing up, Mary spent many hours at her father’s side in the studio, and the dark room, watching the magic happen. Her Mother was a professional “colourer” and was constantly at an easel, hand colouring the black and white photos her father produced. So, it was natural that Mary chose a creative life, with photography and painting her main creative endeavors.
Starting with a Brownie box camera at age 5, then a 35 mm, and graduating eventually to digital photography it has been a continuous learning journey and the camera has been an integral tool in her practice. Mary uses her camera to capture candid moments in life, landscape studies, portraits, animals, studies of composition and light, and to collect reference and inspiration for her painting practice.
Mary has received multiple awards for her photography work.
Scott Clarke was born in 1961 in London, Ontario, Canada. At an early age Scott knew that his father had an interest in Photography, and remembers well the Photography books arriving at the house on a regular basis. From 1973-1981 Time Life ran a series of books called “The Year in Pictures”. It was at this early age that Scott began to study the Masters.
In 1979 Scott started to rent cameras on a regular basis to photograph concerts, such as Aerosmith, AC/DC etc. Scott would use various ways of sneaking the cameras into the events and at times had some success with the images.
During the 1982 recession Scott was living in Calgary, Alberta. Scott’s sister took a chance and enrolled him in the Photography program at Fanshawe College, in London, Ontario. Scott was accepted and returned to London to attend the two year program. After Graduation Scott again enrolled for a 3rd year advanced course option and graduated in 1985. For the most part Fanshawe’s Photography Program was Commercial oriented and Scott spent most of his free time working on Documentary Photography in the hopes of becoming a Journalist.
Shortly after graduation Scott’s aunt sent him a classified ad from the Sarnia Observer indicating the Sarnia Police Service were looking to hire a Forensic Identification Specialist (CSI). After an intense competition Scott was hired and started in this field on Jan 07 1986. For the next 5 years Scott basically spent his time between attending courses and documenting and collecting evidence at crime scenes. During this time Scott continued photographing the world around him concentrating mostly on people and their environments.
In 1990 the Sarnia Police Service hired Scott as a Police Officer and for the next ten years Scott spent his time between General Patrol duties as well as keeping his hands in the Forensic field. In 2000 Scott was again assigned to full time duties as a Forensic Investigator and assigned to several high profile cases.
Although Scott’s career path changed from a Journalist approach to that of a Forensic Specialist and Police Officer, he never stopped photographing the world around him. In 2005 Scott did very well at the annual LUCIE awards: he had one second place finish, and two third places finishes. 15 of Scott’s images appear in the 2005 LUCIE AWARDS BOOK. As well as winning the 1st Palm Springs Photo Festival slideshow contest .Since 2007 Scott has been published in B&W Magazine many times, including the current October 2023 edition. Scott also won first place in the Annual Lucie Awards in the 2022 Music category.
In January of 2020 Scott retired from the Sarnia Police Service as S/Sgt and has spent his time photographing mostly in Cuba.
This work has no real theme but I will choose images that I like, images that have meaning to me. I have gone through so many stages of this art over the years. It will be a mixed bag of images from Iphone photos to high res artwork. The frames will all be recycled from various places throughout the City.