Gayle Mavor

Gayle Mavor

Photography

I’ve been taking photos for quite some time now. Better to leave off the number!

My family gave me a Pentax ME Super when I graduated from Simon Fraser University and I went on to use that camera as a community newspaper reporter and in professional communications positions. Being decent at photography has been incredibly useful as an adjunct to my writing.

Mostly however, my photography gives me the pleasure of exploring and observing and as my way to get exclusively into the moment, to be present in the world especially via nature.

Reflections. Abstract patterns. People. Playing with the light. Everyday is a good day when my camera is in hand and I commune with spirit through the lens.

Between October 2008 and November 2011, I lived on Salt Spring Island, BC, and experienced the unique weekly event of selling my photographs in the form of photo cards and 8x10 and 11x14 matted prints at the Salt Spring Saturday Market in the park.

Selling at the market was a wonderful experience. I met tourists travelling from close-to-home and from around the globe. I enjoyed talking to every single person who took a look at my photos, and especially enjoyed hearing what appealed to them and why, and about the sometimes circuitous routes they took to end up on Salt Spring. It was a pleasure.

Ted Munz Mosaic at The Fat Paint Company in New West at NW Cultural Crawl 2017

Three artists and roomies at The Playground Co. as part of NW Cultural Crawl 2017.

The cool chic

Candie Tanaka at Converge event, Richmond, BC

Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Adrienne Gruber and a unknown woman at Converge

Poet Shazia Ramji at Converge

Raoul Fernandes at Converge/https://raoulfernandes.com/

Richmond artist Yue Baoyu

Frederick Popowich at his show Collisions now on at Place Des Arts (Jan/Feb. 2016)

Frederick Popowich speaking with a tiny visitor to the gallery after her ballet class

Trafficking in Barbies at a flea market.

Sapperton Landing, New Westminster, BC

reflections in Steveston, B.C.

blue heron at Reifel

Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Westham Island, Ladner, BC

chilly Stanley Park

Fern on Salt Spring

93 years young

Randy on Salt Spring

Keith Picot’s version of selfie

Keith Picot Selfie 2

cutie puppy

Koh Tah Kiev, Cambodia (an island off Sihanoukville)

Indonesian door in Santa Fe

View in Prachuap Kiri Khan, Thailand

Prachuap Kiri Khan, Thailand

Thai parents

Elephant sanctuary in Northern Thailand

Old girl or boy. Died in 2016.

Phnom Penh

Beautiful little girl selling scarves in Cambodia (a.k.a. child labour).

Monks walking in front of Presidential Palace in Phnom Penh.

Ruckle Park morning

Arroyo at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

Kitchen Mesa, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

Blue Pedernal, New Mexico, Ghost Ranch

Big Island quiet beach

Mayne Island, Japanese Garden


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