WHO AM I – Ginny Fobert (mother, wife, dog owner, runner, photographer, problem solver, listener; former real estate agent, event planner, writer, etc.)

I have always wanted to be a photographer. One rainy April day in 2011, I ventured out, purchased my first DSLR, chose a business name, and based on my past experiences, built a website around real estate and event photography. I started pushing the shutter button, and in May registered in the Algonquin Photography Techniques Program….in that order. Nineteen months later I completed the 4-year program. Five months after graduation, I had my first exhibit with the Red Trillium Studio Tour, and to my delight sold five framed pieces. I was then juried into the Expressions of Art Show and sold four pieces. At this show, I was asked if I would consider being a guest artist at another show, and the rest is history.

Some photographers have a uniform, recognizable style. To me, it seems limiting to only photograph the world in one way. I don’t consider myself a traditional photographer. I like to find something of interest to photograph and then look beyond it to find a different way to take the shot.

Photography allows me to get outside the box, be a bit rebellious, break some rules and get away with it. Photography is also my way of slowing down, escaping the norm and watching the world move at a more peaceful pace.

The day I discovered photography was the day I also discovered a hidden part of myself.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

A photograph is made, not taken. It is made in your own mind and with your own eye, and it is slow and considered in its making. This explains the name of my business – MYND’S i. MYND (pronounced ‘mind’), in Icelandic, means photo or image. I like that a photograph is made, not taken. It is made in your own mind and with your own eye, and it is slow and considered in its making.

Anyone can take a photo, but not everyone can make a picture. It takes a discerning eye, a sense of what is around you, and how everything is reacting to the surrounding light sources. Without light, photography would not exist. In fact light is the true subject of every photograph. My passion is to chase the light, searching for it in beautiful and interesting places, and to share that with others.

Some photographers have a uniform, recognizable style. To me, it seems limiting to only photograph the world in one way. I don’t consider myself a traditional photographer. I like to find something of interest to photograph and then look beyond it to find a different way to take the shot.

Photography allows me to get outside the box, be a bit rebellious, break some rules and get away with it. Photography is also my way of slowing down, escaping the norm and watching the world move at a more peaceful pace.

The day I discovered photography was the day I also discovered a hidden part of myself.

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