Now for something rather different….


Over a short period of time since this blog has been on the air, we together have shared and aired opinions, met unheard of artists and a thousand other subjects under the sun.

Which is good….it is exactly the reason why I wanted to create an open forum for all kinds of artists, and it looks like we’re on the right track!

Today, I want to bring to you just a little bumpf about another virtually unknown guy (unknown within the field of film photography anyways).

Yet again, I have to thank Lisa at the Smile Diner ( W Pender St, Vancouver) for allowing me and my friends to sit at her premises, get her running around us like a busy bee, ferrying coffees, teas, ice creams and whatever (almost) other unlikely food requests our little gathering asks for! For it is there where we talk about things…sex, drugs, politics, definitely NOT religion, the arts etc etc.

And during just such a meeting a few days ago, one of the guys mentioned Leighton Pierce, a multi-talented artist.

LP  originally qualified in ceramics and music composition, and later shifted his interests to film making. In fact, the main reason why LP drifted into film making was due to his frustration at his musical compositions not having a visible component to them.

I didn’t pay much attention when I first heard about him, but several days later, after researching his work, I realised that here is an artist in the truest sense of the word…an artist not in one discipline, but several.

There is something mysterious about his shots, something within them that asks us to take a second look, and it is only then that you start to see what he is trying to convey….surely what every artist seeks to have his/her audience do.

And his work has come to the attention of all the right organisations, including The Cinematheque Francaise and Pompidou Centre in Paris, The Sheldon Art Museum and La Viola Bank Gallery in New York, USA to name a few.

Here is a sample of his work…I’m sure you will like it:

 

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Leighton Pierce

 

all material courtesy http://www.flickr.com

 

 

 

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ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 years...my first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money back...no arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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4 Responses to Now for something rather different….

  1. MartyW47 says:

    Cool he takes out of focus pictures too… there’s hope for me yet! 😉

    • hehe!
      yeah, marty….if i had seen this kind of stuff when i was just learning to hold my camera all those years ago, who knows what i would have thought….maybe i would’ve gone around shooting out of focus pics, too….!

  2. reocochran says:

    I like your shout out to the diner waitress, Lisa! Also, LP is a unique and artistic find in art and photography! Thanks for your post!

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