There is something about getting out in nature, following the most beautiful path, hiking the dangerous ways just to get that 2 seconds worth of footage from the camera. But the 8 artists displayed in Twist Gallery’s nature exhibit let it be known that these hikes and that beautiful path are worth it.
Andrew Collet, has been in the photography business for 15 years and says he loves to shoot “very moody” nature photography. He says sunrise is the best time to take pictures. Unlike most photographers, he says, “I love to start at 4 am, and as the sun rises, land reveals itself.”
Getting up early to get that perfect picture of the sunrise or that fresh feeling of the first peak of the sun upon your face is what the landscape photography is all about. This contact season is what nature photographers thrive off of as May is the perfect season to get those amazing pictures.
Larry Herscovitch had an opinion about the connection of taking photos of nature and the calmness inside your mind. “My art is a demonstration of an appreciation of the beauty of nature. Being out in nature whether it be, hiking or taking photos while hiking is very therapeutic. Being in nature is a chance to slow down from our busy fast paced world.”
Twist holds exhibitions every month to support local artists from Toronto. Nadia Kakridonis, Director of the gallery says she enjoys seeing artists with their artwork “coming into life” and talking to artists about different ways of displaying their art in the gallery.
“I got very lucky getting into Twist. I started photography in 2012 when I bought my first DSLR. I pursued it as a hobby that would bring together my love of motorsports and photography. I’m not artistically inclined, I’m a science geek at heart. My degree in physics helped me learn about light and how to manipulate it and capture through the lens of my camera.” Says Vincente Apa another artists displayed in this months exhibit.
He shows that sometimes the love of nature and photography can come out of nowhere when you least expect it and maybe it can come from checking out our “Walk Through Nature” exhibit this month before it ends on May 28th.