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About the author:
About the author:
The world presents itself and occasionally, I take the time to observe. There are times when the observation takes on the form of obsession, at other times it is the casual encounter. These moments become photographs. Believing that the normal needs to be elevated by exaggeration or simplification, I apply my skills to interpret these instances.

My work, since 1998, has focused on computer manipulated photographs.
I've exhibited in group and one person shows since 1969; exhibiting photographs, painting and prints. The prints have been exhibited extensively through 147 exhibitions, primarily in US University, College, and Community galleries. The exhibitions have been in; BC, Alberta, Ontario and in 31 American States.

Also an exhibitor in 12 virtual web galleries, associated with academic conferences focused on digital imaging in Australia, China, Thailand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

In 2006, I began publishing my completed projects as books, and have completed thirteen books to date, with three others in development to be published in 2010.

Born and educated in Alberta, I have been living in Victoria, on Canada's West Coast, since 1984.

Frank Gurney...engraver

Authored by Raymond St. Arnaud

I had photographed Frank Gurney, engraver, forty years ago while a student in photography school. He surfaced again in a different community nearby as the person selected to engrave replicas of the Grey Cup, for the Canadian Football League.

I compiled a mock up for the book from my old negatives. I visited Frank and he helped me sort out and identify the photographs, and I added some new photographs to the collection on what was 40 years later, within a few days.

Frank worked as an independent engraver for most of his life. He engraved objects, semi precious stone, precious meals, medals, rings and what I photographed him doing, engraved rifles, shotguns and pistols.

Forty years ago, I worked with a 4x5 view camera and a set of home made tungsten lights. In 2009, I used a digital camera. Frank retired within days of my taking the color photographs.

Color and B&W, 43 photographs, 58 pages

Publication Date:
1449969275 / 9781449969271
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Full Color
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Photography / Individual Photographers / General

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