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£275
Autumn Maple forest, 2001
 
£315
Begbie Falls, 2006
 
£315
Crawford Lake in autumn, 2002
 
£240
Dew-drenched spider web, 2004
 
£450
Fallen tree limb, 2003
 
£315
Frosted leaves, 2004
 
£865
George Lake, 2005
 
£225
Giant Red Paintbrush, 2006
 
£315
Hatchery Falls, 2006
 
£400
Hilton Falls, 2001
 
£225
Hoodoos, 2006
 
£645
Lower Falls, 2003
 
£865
Mary Ann Falls, 2004
 
£225
Medicine Lake, 2006
 
£225
Mount Rundle reflected in Vermilion Lake, 2006
 
£315
Mount Weed and Silverhorn Creek at sunset, 2006
 
£645
Peck Lake, 2004
 
£315
Peyto Lake, 2006
 
£450
Ragged Falls, 2004
 
£175
Rainbow off the Port of St. Andrews, 2004
 
£450
Spring forest at sunrise, 2006
 
£865
Stubbs Falls, 2006
 
£450
Sunrise, Dyers Bay, 2005
 
£315
The Jarvis St. on-ramp, 2005
 
£450
White Birch trees, 2003
 
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David Nardi Photography
Of all of photography’s potential subjects and manifestations I have decided to take on the distinctive challenges of high quality large-format landscape photography. I love being outdoors and I take pleasure in showing others the beautiful, yet fleeting moments that exist in nature. I accomplish this with a great deal of patience and 45 pounds of large-format camera gear on my back; yes, 45 pounds. In today’s digital age there are plenty of compact, lightweight and quick-handling cameras to choose from; so why the burden? I don’t want to drown you with my reasoning’s but the experience of using a 4x5 large-format camera is quite unlike any other format. I feel the intrinsically slow, disciplined approach helps me to create more powerful and lasting images. I also love large prints; something that a 4x5 camera can effortlessly achieve. I feel that it is the best way to view a landscape photograph. There is loads of detail, a rich tone scale and vibrant colours that combine to give a 3-dimensional quality that makes the viewer feel like they are standing there. Many clients have never seen a large-format print and automatically assume that my work is digitally enhanced or modified. I am proud to tell them that I capture my images with simple, proven, traditional techniques. Nothing has been added or taken away. My large-format prints reflect my original films as closely as possible.
 
Education:
I have been involved in the arts since an early age. I practiced many forms such as painting, drawing, animation and sculpting until I found photography at the age of eighteen. It stayed a hobby until about 4 years ago when I decided to form a photography business selling fine art prints. I have been making images for over 11 years.
 
Single Exhibitions:
I created an exhibit for Green Venture, a non-profit environmental organization based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The exhibit uncovered rare geological features and showed the sublime beauty that exists in Ontario. I named the exhibit ONTARIO underexposed.
 
Artist's Statement:
Nature is never the same twice. Every year, day, hour and minute is different than the one before it. What I enjoy most about landscape photography is being able to watch and document this change. I usually have to return to a location several times before a quality image is made. When I do find a suitable subject I take notes on the time of day, season and camera angle that would best define the subject. I use a compass to determine the best lighting angle and I try to predict the appropriate type of lighting and colour that would suit the mood of the scene. Then I wait for the ideal conditions to come together. This can take minutes, hours, days, or in some cases, a full year. These images are colourful and vibrant because I found and photographed them that way. Although I have nothing against image enhancement and manipulation in the digital darkroom, I firmly believe for my landscape images that only the interpretive controls of the camera and lens are used to create the image at the moment of exposure. Printing of the images is done to match the original films as closely as possible. Minor adjustments in contrast and colour balance are needed due to the inherent qualities of the printing process.
 
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