also blacked out. In the centre of the improvised dark room was an enlarger. A safelight
There was a dark cloth over the backdoor window. The other kitchen window was
replaced the regular light.
This was the scene over fifty years ago, in a house on the outskirts of London, U.K.
The photographer was John Harvey. Bryan , his son, was the observer.
John Harvey took pictures of his five children and his relatives in England and Ireland,
making an impressive chronicle. Most summers in the late fifties and the early sixties
they went from a modest English home to their Irish grandparent's house , and their uncle's
seaside summer estate .These residences were both in Ireland. The former in the city of
Limerick, and the latter near Dunmore East, Co. Waterford.
Sean, brother of Bryan Harvey, also a photographer, digitized some of his father's slide collection.
Following in his Dad's footsteps, Bryan bought a camera when he was working for a marine seismic
survey operation. He took photographs of the areas where he was working, mainly in the Middle
East and Africa.
In the late eighties Bryan took a night course at Camosun College (now Vancouver Island
University) Victoria B.C. in freelance photography. Ted Grant was one photographer
who shared his knowledge and experience with those participating. Following this Bryan
exhibited and sold photographs in the Victoria area. His photo, sun towel , won two
prizes at a Sooke Fine Art show.
In 2006 Bryan picked up his camera once again with vigor, with a trip to New Zealand
complements of his sister in law Shanti Huebner , and brother in law Rainer Huebner.
from this adventure can be seen in the 2009 gallery. Two years later there was
another gift from Shanti
and Rainer, an Alaska excursion . This time Bryan took a
format camera outfit. On a river raft.
Given that's there's such a thing as a ten thousand hour rule before becoming an expert in
any occupation, Bryan proceeded on a process of trial and error. Learning from his mistakes
first hand, and from others on the internet. photographs were eventually placed on his studio
Recently peer reviewed and exhibited photographs:
Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery , Ladysmith, B.C. Alsek Lake, Alaska.
1650 Gallery 2011: Lily of the Valley
Camellia : 1650 Gallery 2011 online
Creative Quarterly Magazine's online gallery:
Sooke Fine Arts Show 2012 : Pacific Cherry Blossoms
1650 Gallery 2012 : Dogwood Branch
1650 Gallery 2013 : Lake Ice