An inspiring and highly original book of photography takes the reader on an unforgettable walk through the vast and wide beauty of “Natural Canada”.
Natural Reflections captures natural beauty from the exceptional viewpoint and unique perspective of Mike Grandmaison’s lens. A singular gallery of images is curated, amplified and informed by the observations of Robert L. Peters.
Filled with insightful musings, truisms and parallel quotations from some of the world’s greatest thinkers, this book is bound to inspire and truly engage both halves of the brain. Divided into five contemplative chapters – On Inspiration, On Seeing, On Intimacy, On Order, On Change – this lavishly produced volume comprises a rich and seamless interweaving of image and word.
This is a book not to be missed by anyone interested in the natural world (and its preservation), the art of outdoor photography, the creative process or this vast land called Canada.
The photographer and author, long-time friends and avid nature-lovers, share the humble view that, like a Mother, the Earth both bore us and sustains us, asking little in return but love and respect. This book is their reciprocal tribute and holistic offering.
About the authors
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
Robert L. Peters is a renowned graphic designer, a former president of Icograda/ico-D (the International Council of Design), a foreign feature correspondent for Communication Arts magazine, author of the book Worldwide Identity, recipient of the Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts from the Hartford School of Art, a designer in residence in the Visual Communication Design department at Monash University, Melbourne; and a Fellow of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. For the past 35 years he has lived in a low-energy passive-solar house that he designed and built on a woodland acreage in eastern Manitoba.
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