In a Different Light – Photographs of Vancouver
Rik Morel is a Canadian photographer who has lived and travelled around various parts of Canada from Quebec to Vancouver. Having grown up in northern Ontario and seeing the frost on the completely frozen over trees to the beautiful prairie sunsets he’s been training his eye to capture that very esoteric quality of light that can be ever so fleeting and temporary.
Rik got into photography because he was moved by that quality of light that can seem magical or awe-inspiring at times and wanted to share that feeling with others. Photography is a journey in seeing things differently and in enjoying it. No one time or event is the same as any other and everyone’s experience is different. Photography can be a very creative form of expression for those who pursue it, and it’s a great way to explore the world around you. It’s not easy teaching yourself to record something that’s so ethereal and changeable, and in Vancouver it’s said you can be golfing in one part of the day and skiing in another. The area around Vancouver presents such an abundant opportunity for photographers and budding photographers because there is so much to see and do and photograph.
Rik’s style is more purist in nature and his goal is to record the scene as accurately as possible. Cameras have their inherent limitations and they are not accurate presenters of truth and only record half truths, so it’s the job of the photographer to interpret the scene as best as he or she can with all the tools available including the camera and Photoshop. In this way, when someone asks “is this image photoshoped?” the answer is always that every image, film and digital, is interpreted and processed.”
Locations: Vancouver Lookout , Harbour Centre, 555 West Hastings Street.