The natural, rugged beauty of Georgian Bay has inspired generations of Canadian artists, including Tom Thomson and A.Y. Jackson.
Georgian Bay is a vacation haven, with crowds assembling at the many beautiful sandy beaches like Wasaga Beach, or the solitude of the windswept, rocky, and sparsely treed islands that cottagers and tourists alike will visit by motorboat, sailboat, kayak, or canoe.
Grandmaison lived in the Georgian Bay area for some twenty-five years. With camera in hand, he has explored the region by foot, canoe, and kayak, to capture those intimate photographs that represent the essence of the area, whether it is a chunk of glacier-scraped pink or white granite inhabited by a lone, windswept pine, or an abstract composition of cobalt blue water shimmering in the afternoon sun.
About the author
Author Mike Grandmaison is an award-winning Canadian photographer specializing in Canadian nature and landscapes. Over twenty years with the Canadian Forest Service has instilled in him a great appreciation and respect for nature and the outdoors. His work has been widely published in leading magazines and books and has been used by some of North America's top corporations and organizations including Canada Post, Sony Music, Canadian Tire Corporation, Coca Cola, Ford, National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, Loblaws, the Government of Canada and many others. Mike travels from coast to coast to coast in search of evocative images that capture the spirit and grand diversity of Canada. For his talent and skill he has been awarded a Northern Lights 2007 award for Excellence in Travel Journalism. Professional associations include member of the Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communications (CAPIC), Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), Society of Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) as well as a lifetime member and past president of the Canadian Association for Photographic Arts (CAPA). More of Mike’s work can be viewed on his website at www.grandmaison.mb.ca