I Look to See
Steve Speer is a landscape photographer living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has had a camera in his hand since purchasing his first 35mm Nikkormat in 1973. Since then, he has shot everything from 35mm to medium format to 4x5 to 8x10 film; from film to polaroids to pixels. His areas of interest are the rural and urban landscape at home and abroad. He exhibits primarily in black and white but is not averse to color if it suits the visual purpose of the image. He prefers to hand print and frame most of his own photographs and allies with a highly qualified and capable printing partner to print, produce and distribute his larger images.
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On Image Making
I spent a long weekend in May 1993 exploring southern Alberta along the Milk River. The weather was quite wet so I focused on abandoned buildings and found this gem in the small town of Etzikom. I had climbed in a window and discovered this view in a corner of the living room. It is titled: Fedora, Raymond Sewing Machine, Etzikom.
I have a real affinity for this type of imagery and am drawn to abandoned buildings whenever I come upon them in my travels. I have an extensive and growing collection of images of this sort.