“What a work of art is all about is a sense of delight. Touch here, touch there, delight. It is an appreciation of things as they are and of what one is — which produces an enormous spark. Something happens — clicks — and the poet writes poems, the painter paints pictures, the musician composes music.”
From “Artists and Unemployed Samurai” in THE TEACUP AND THE SKULLCUP: CHOGYAM TRUNGPA ON ZEN AND TANTRA. Page 42.
Artist statement | Damian Lidgard
My interest in the art of photography lies not with the camera but with seeing the beauty of this world through fresh perceptions.
My primary education is in zoology, so much of my inspiration for seeing and photography comes from nature. My zoological training, studying the intricate behaviour of animals in their natural environment, and training in the meditative art form of Miksang contemplative photography, has taught me to quietly observe and photograph the world around me. This approach to photography allows me to experience raw perceptions as they arise, either from nature or the city street, and capture their true expressions on film.
I hope that this website will allow you to understand my approach to photography so if, one day, you purchase a photograph from me you will have an understanding of how that photograph came to be.
Are images enhanced with photoshop?
Raw format photographs are processed using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to maintain a faithful representation of what was saw at the time the shot was taken.
How I limit my impact on the environment
- I use the car only when necessary
- I do not idle the car
- I bike or walk when I can
- I support local companies and local food
- I reuse or recycle waste materials
- I offer a 100% recycled paper bag for purchases
Juried member of the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council