Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ottawa Photographers: Take Four

Photo by San Diego Shooter courtesy of Flickr
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Ottawa is filled with  wonderful photographers who showcase their excellent work online.  As of today, I have more than 90 photo-blogs on the blogroll to the right, and thanks to the re-blogging work of Ottawhatwhat?! am discovering several more on a regular basis.  My aim is to highlight as many of these sites as possible, either by mentioning them in round-up posts like this one, or by exploring them in greater detail in separate blog reviews.

I have already published three round-up posts on photo-blogs from the National Capital Region (see one, two and three), as well as writing blog reviews on four different photo-blogs (see here, here, here and here).  My aim is to continue highlighting local photographers in the coming weeks and months, in order to showcase the fantastic photographic talent in our city.  So without further ado, here are some additional photographers that you should check out.


One local artist that I am really excited about is Chris Vanderwees, a street photographer and graduate student living in Ottawa.  "Most of my photographs are impromptu portraits or candid scenes," he writes on his photo-blog bio.  "I primarily work with antique twin lens reflex cameras, shooting medium format, black and white film.  I also carry a rangefinder with me wherever I go."  For me, his primarily black-and-white photos of the street do a fantastic job in capturing the wide range of people who live in our city.

For her part, architect and photographer Eva Russell takes beautiful pictures of Ottawa that showcase the city's natural surroundings and urban landscapes.  In her tumblr photo-blog, she displays overlooked spaces in her Vanier neighbourhood, which range from maple syrup farms to music shows to interesting urban shots, as well as images of Ottawa.  If you want to see more of her work go to her web site or follow her on Twitter.

Another photographer who highlights Ottawa urban-greenspace mix is Lizabeth Bennett.  Her impressive tumblr photo-blog bangbang contains images of such places as Sparks Street, the Rideau River and peaceful urban winter scenes.

If you want to see more photos of Ottawa's East end, then Vanier in the Springtime is worth checking out. Another interesting site is It's a Celebration Bitches!, which contains thought-provoking images of the city, profile shots of people and "artsy" photographs.

Ottawa-based Brian Brooks, meanwhile, has taken some very interesting photographs from such places as Texas, Montreal and Ottawa.  His images include urban landscapes, profile pictures and shots of intriguing rock formations.  His tumblr account showcases most of his work, although some images can be found in a WordPress account, although the latter seems to be dormant at the moment.

Scott H Wilson is another photographer with a great tumblr photo-blog (see here for his Twitter account).  His brilliant photos showcase the natural splendour in Ottawa, such as these great shots, as well as interesting images from the city and daily life.

Other photo-blogs that I have come across and found interesting include Conundrum, tedhed, Hungering Eye and Miao Design.

There are many other photographers that I would like to showcase in the near future, but for now I will stop here, as making this list any longer could become a bit overwhelming.

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