Mac Donald - Serene photography
It had just turned
afternoon and I had stopped to make tea from this lakes water,after
a long bumpy morning of travel on the land. The morning had
been windy and cloudy when magically the wind just stopped.
There was no sound! Only the ringing in my ears searching for
sound. A fish swam by and then the wind blew on the lake.
Way in the distance
is Rankin Inlet. I was coming home after many rainy days on
the land and I was cold and tired. I have passed this Inukushuk
year after year and it never really registered in my head until
this day. It just popped up. Right when the sun was trying
to shine through the clouds and rain and the tiny little flowers
perked up, then the birds sang and the little animals came
A very hot day. The
wind had disappeared and even the mosquitoes where hiding in
the shade. It was a time when every thing was resting, though
in this tiny pond it was exploding with life. I had a hard
time trying to figure out why the surface water was not moving
from all of the activity right below.
Copyright © Jimmy
Mac Donald 1999. All images are protected by international copyright
A self taught, black and white
photographer, dabbling in the field since 1969, the date experimentation
with a discarded film development kit began. Catching bugs, changed to
creating images in a mixed tonal color of black and white. Curious to explore,
changing a basic thought into a real photographic image, with the playing
of the light at the times of exposure and development. Then orchestrating
a feeling, by using artificial light and a liquid solution to produce the
sound in colors of gray's. I am fascinated when viewing a photograph that
is created so well the viewer actually enters the image which becomes real
and alive. I photograph to create an image for someone to ponder and I
strive on creating an image on paper, that becomes alive.