Friday, February 27, 2015

Fabulous Friday

 Spring Walk
Black and white photograph 
8 x 10 inches
© W.W. Muir (my father)
It's been a busy day, but not much time
devoted to art.  In honour of the anniversary
of my father's birthday, which is tomorrow
I thought I'd post one of his photographs.
This is from a print he pulled himself in the
small basement dark room he had for a couple
of years in Ottawa.  After he moved his family
to Toronto, he spent more time on painting
than photography.

I've always loved his black and white work.
This shot reminds me a bit of Mary Cassatt
and her paintings of women picking fruit.
I miss my father, and I know his photographs
inspired my son Christopher to follow in his
footsteps to be a photographer and cinematographer.

Have an honouring-your-parents day.


Nicki said...

I love this post, this photo and the connecting dots arts has in your family.

XO Nicki

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Thank you so much. My father was a fantastic photographer. I don't think he ever knew exactly how good he was. When he bought a house that had a finished basement, he didn't make space for a darkroom again. He was a very good painter too, but a master photographer. The web of art is strong. My father started painting because I went to OCAD. And my son believes he inherited the camera smarts from my Dad.

Love your work, and I bless you for these comments. :-)


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