Grandmaison Photography also acts as a full service stock photography agency in Canada specializing in images of the natural world, agriculture, travel and Canadiana. Mike's imagery has been published worldwide in magazines, books, calendars, television and more, including seven Canada Post projects and ten books that he has authored or co-authored. His latest book 'Mike Grandmaison's Prairie and Beyond' (text by Jan Volney) captures the beauty of the Prairie Provinces, his adopted home. Mike conducts nature photography workshops and presents lectures to a wide variety of organizations across the country. His images adorn the walls of corporate and private collections and his fine art prints may be viewed at 'The Canadian Gallery' in Winnipeg, Manitoba and online.
'I feel very fortunate to have been born in Canada, as I firmly believe that I live in the best country in the world-bar none. What I love most about this country is its sheer beauty and diversity; Canada's vastness truly boggles the mind. Photography has allowed me to explore the subtleties of the natural world in a way that complements the academic knowledge I gathered during my formative years. By walking a little slower, waiting a little longer, looking a little closer or deeper, I have been rewarded with the discovery of so many nuances of color, line, form, texture, and pattern that can be so easily missed. Photography is the vehicle through which I was able to discover this great country. As a result of looking through my camera's viewfinder, I have become much more aware of my surroundings. Photography has literally heightened my ability to see and feel.
My lifelong commitment involves the constant search for evocative images that reflect the beauty and essence of this great land, images that speak to the heart. I am always seeking that often-fleeting but eloquent light that bathes our glorious landscape; the quiet, contemplative, intimate views of a road less traveled; the fascinating patterns of nature's myriad and minute details; the unexpected appearance of one of nature's elusive and secretive creatures. What often triggers my memory of a place has to do with the senses; other times, it might be the way the light gently caresses the edge of a tree, or hearing the haunting cry of a loon.
As an artist, my focus in photography is to capture the beauty of this great country and to share it with others to remind us all of the importance that a healthy environment brings to the richness in our lives.'
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