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News from around the studio

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May 2017
Last month my wife Joan and I had a wonderful trip to the Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic. It's a relatively undeveloped part of the country, and we enjoyed nature walks, a visit to a national park, snorkelling, and relaxing on the beach. It's nice to be able to get away for awhile at the end of a long winter.

During one of our walks we watched this beautiful antillean mango hummingbird visit blossoms of a flowering tree.



The owners of the Circle Arts gallery in Tobermory recently stopped by the studio to pick up a wide selection of works for their summer season. Their gallery will be opening in mid-month.

I'm pleased to have several photographs included in a new book on contemporary photography, PhotoViz, by the Berlin based publisher, Gestalten. From the book description, "PhotoViz explores the intersection of photography, infographics, and data visualization. Combining cutting-edge technologies and classic photographic techniques enables us to tell stories and visualize information more powerfully and compactly than ever."

One of my photographs, "Moths to Light" was featured in National Geographic Magazine. Prints of this photograph are available through the National Geographic Print Store. National Geographic also used one of my firefly photographs recently in one of their News Watch items. Another of my firefly photos appears at the end of this engaging TED Talk by biologist, Sara Lewis.

  • Upcoming Events:
    • Photography as an Instrument of Understanding The Bluewater Association for Lifelong Learning, January 4, 2018. I'll be presenting a two hour illustrated lecture in Owen Sound about finding creative outlets, and personal insights through photography.
    • Fifty Years in Clay Jonathon Bancroft-Snell Gallery London ON opening November 7, 2018. This exhibition will mark my fifty years of working with clay as a potter.
  • See you next month!

    Steve Irvine
    484068 Cape Road
    Georgian Bluffs, Ontario
    Canada N0H 2T0
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