Osheen Harruthoonyan is a photographer who merges movement with themes of cultural heritage and renewal. Hand printed on gelatin silver paper, his limited-edition prints bring together images of the micro - the sun, Saturn, mount Ararat - with the micro - specks of dust, tiny organisms - to create a new perspective of the world around us, challenging our perception of familiar sights and landscapes through interweaving themes of hope and wonder into the visual narratives we interact with on a daily basis. Osheen’s work has been featured in numerous international exhibits, collections and publications, most recently at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, the Louvre in Paris, as well as features on Vice!, Bravo! Arts, Space Channel, the CBC's "Exhibitionists" and the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Los Angeles.
“I have the utmost respect for the racers, flat trackers, hooligans, board trackers, drag racers … they put a lot on the line." Bryan Helm
A Fine Art and Commercial Photographer based in Brooklyn, NY.
As a younger photographer in 1998 I was pretty enamoured with documenting the whole motorcycle culture: badass bikes; colorful, grisly, tattooed characters; beautiful, interesting women; leather; and loud music were pretty enticing. Dipping my toes in, I may have been a little trepidatious photographing everything at the time. But as the years went on, and I started making several friends and acquaintances, it really helped me gain access and more confidence. Approaching strangers, striking up a conversation, then being granted the opportunity to take some great photos was always, and still is very rewarding to me. In turn leading to photographing a multitude of people with interesting personalities, as well as celebrity bike builders, including Indian Larry, Paul Cox, and Billy Lane, to name a few. Over the years he has started to cover more of the vintage bike races and events throughout North America and Europe.
Luerzer's Archive has selected him numerous times for their Top 200 Advertising Photographers Worldwide publications. He has also won various awards with Communication Arts, AI-AP, ADCC, Black and White Spider Awards and Applied Arts.
Bryan has a pretty broad range of appreciation for different cultures, and is always searching for the new and unexpected. Never shy, Bryan is happy to jump on his bike last minute and go on any adventure.
DAVID L. HUNSBERGERDavid L. Hunsberger, a professional photographer, documented the Ontario Mennonite community of which he was both a part, and apart from. Most compelling is his work from 1953- 1963 as it offers a portal to a unique community during a time of transition and transformation. His photographs of barnraisings, revival meetings and market days capture a collective experience delineated and expanded by portraits of individuals, all set against the landscape to which they belong.The simplicity of the resulting images is belied by the sophistication of his technique and compositions.Born in 1928, David L. Hunsberger took thousands of photographs over the course of his career as a commercial photographer. His choice of vocation was at odds with the beliefs of his community and their adherence to the old testament’s prohibition against using or creating ‘graven images’ and any practice that might spark or express vanity. That he was able to take these photographs, not from the outside looking in, but from within the community, is remarkable.
JOAN LATCHFORDBorn in Canada but educated in Britain, Latchford initially trained as a Public-School teacher in England. In 1958 she taught “emotionally disturbed” boys in Brixton. Her deep Catholic faith led her to enter the convent there where she became a nun for 7 years. She eventually realized that a different life was calling her and moved to Toronto. She started a drop-in every Tuesday evening for immigrants new to Canada to meet, drink coffee and engage in other activities with English-speaking people. It was one fateful Tuesday evening in her tiny apartment with 75 people in attendance that she met her future husband Frank. He proposed to her three weeks later and they built a family of eight children together, 6 adopted, 2 "home grown". Motherhood didn’t deter her ambition to engage with community and the Latchford home was open to any and all who needed safe haven. Through her photographs we see not only the depth of an era but also the interests and curiosities of a photographer who was called by all that urban life had to offer. Joan passed away in 2017 but her legacy lives on through her poignant images.
I thrive on challenge and pushing the conventional applications of my craft. Being motivated by a particular sensibility, honed over many years, helps me to create a photograph rather than simply taking a picture. My goal has always been to enable the viewer to question what they think they've always understood rather than delivering what they've come to expect. Today this work continues with portrait and entertainment photography for a wide range of entertainment networks and music labels.
As my career has flourished, I've founded four successful and influential art projects: Pallas, Drawn to Develop, Front Lines and Covet Exhibition.
At a fundamental level, I am an inspired wanderer; a collector of people and places; and a catcher of beauty as it changes. I'm thrilled that my career continues to offer opportunities to create high-calibre work with engrossing subjects across an array of media and platforms.
Russell Monk has had a dual existence over many years, both as an assignment photographer (mainly on location) for a multitude of magazines and newspapers, including National Geographic, GQ., The Detroit Free Press, The London Sunday Times, The New York Times and
The Globe and Mail (where he covered the Rwanda Humanitarian crisis) as well as numerous advertising agencies, that saw him shoot major advertising campaigns for companies like Nike and Samsung, as well as Cuba tourism worldwide. And for design firms he travelled all over the
globe shooting annual reports. His editorial work saw him shooting many portraits, including such luminaries as David Cronenberg, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Timothy Findley and Margaret Atwood, to name a few. And he was once contracted by Greenpeace International, where he
was part of a crew that spent a month on the Brazilian Amazon, investigating and documenting the effects of illegal logging on the environment and the culture.
He also found the time to explore many personal projects that saw him travel and photograph extensively, the photographic results of which were often published or appeared in various exhibitions.
Russell has had one man shows in Toronto, New York and Mexico, where he had a show at the Bellas Artes museum. Most recently he was asked to participate in the 11th International Exhibition of International Art in Toledo, Spain. He has garnered countless awards and been featured in a number of Awards annuals such as, most notably, Communication Arts and American Photography- more than once.
He also won best "Travel writing" one year at the National magazine awards, besides photographic awards. His work, depicting the plight of the homeless in Tennessee is housed in the Museum of Civil Rights in Memphis.
Along with creative director Steve Mykolyn, he undertook a multi year project "El Dia de Los Muertos" resulting in a show and award winning limited edition book (and ultimately a documentary). He self-published a book called "Amusing World"- with a forward by the renowned writer and artist Douglas Coupland, with photographs from over twenty countries.
His most recent published body of work, "Proximos" was featured in the NY Times Lens Blog series. The Times has also published more recently Russell's ongoing series on Mexican "Roof Dogs" and "Havana at Night" and last year he followed the migrant central caravan to Tijuana for them as well. And his work was published in the Sunday edition of the paper.
Russell's most recent body of prints- have been made using a historic archival Palladium process, duo tones gum over palladium using two or three negs. In some cases tri-colour gums over palladiums. Labour intensive. Hand made. No two the same. Very permanent. A beautiful
combination of digital technology and historic analogue processes. All printed on Rag paper.
Cory Wilyman is a Canadian Toronto based photographer, cinematographer and co-founder of The Cardinal Gallery.
He was inspired to enter into the arts in his youth by the artistic collaboration of photographer Simon Larbalestier and graphic designer Vaughn Oliver's Pixies album cover in the nineties. He studied Photographic Arts at Ryerson University and started his career shortly after as a camera assistant in the Toronto film industry, learning his craft by working for some of North America's leading cinematographers. Now an accomplished cinematographer in his own right he has traversed the planet for his profession. He has worked on shoots for U2, the Rolling Stones, NFL Superbowl, Hockey Night in Canada, and behind the lens on countless commercials. His clients include Jaguar, Landrover, Merck, Pfizer, Budweiser, Visa, Rogers, and Nintendo.
Cory has been strongly influenced by artists such as Robert Frank, Joel-Peter Witkin and Robert Park Harrison. His Sakshi Collection was born out of an impetus to check out of his life as he knew it in order to impel his creative boundaries. He arrived in Delhi with his 35mm camera gear, purchased a motorcycle and embarked on a journey of cultural immersion that took him all throughout India by himself for almost a year with little to no contact with the world that he left behind in Canada. His photographs from that year weave a mind's eye tapestry of humanity and experience.
In March of 2020, Cory co-founded The Cardinal Gallery with his wife Chelsea Hulme-Wilyman and embarked on a new and exciting path.
His still photography serves as his unconscious witness and testimony of the way he sees the world.
INVITED GUEST ARTISTS
Zeljka Alosinac is an artist whose preferred medium is drawing. After a thirty year career in the film industry as a Set Decorator, she now concentrates on making Art that is multi-layered, fusing a love of fabric and materiality with historical references.
Xavi Bou’s grandfather instilled in him a passion for nature from the time he was a little boy. That passion impelled Xavi toward the natural sciences, and in 2003 he graduated with a degree in Geology from the University of Barcelona. In 2004 he went on to complete his studies in photography, and for the next decade, Xavi worked in the advertisement and fashion industry combining it with teaching photography.
However, Xavi’s love of nature was always present, so in 2012 he embarked on Ornithographies; photography inspired by his curiosity about the invisible patterns traced by birds in flight. “My intention is to capture the beauty of the bird’s flight in a single moment, making the invisible visible. Ornithographies moves away from the purely scientific practice of Chronophotography that 19th-century photographers Eadward Muybridge and Étienne Julies Marey developed. It is the balance between art and science, a project of naturalist discovery, and, at the same time, an exercise of visual poetry.”
In his work, art and science unite to capture a moment that is past, present, and future, all at once.
Xavi’s 2015 debut of Ornithographies instantly caught the attention of international publications and collectors, and his work has since been published in National Geographic, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Geo, and Sonntag, among many others. Xavi has exhibited Ornithographies in Australia, Holland, The United States, Spain, Switzerland, France, Russia, and Greece.
When Xavi is not setting up his tripod on a roof, rock, or windswept plain, he is at work in his studio in the center of Gracia, Barcelona, preparing future exhibitions and editing a book of his work.
North Carolina-based artist and instructor Diana Bloomfield has exhibited widely in North America and internationally. In 2021, she was honoured with the prestigious Rofofolio Denis Roussel Award.
Diana began this series of photographs in 2020 just as the deadly COVID global pandemic physically isolated us from each other. These glimpses of secluded but familiar spaces of the artist’s native Southern landscape evoke an ethereal wistful quality and are accomplished through the soft tonal saturation of tricolour gum bichromate over cyanotype prints.
As images of sanctuary from imminent virulent danger afforded by uninhabited places, works from this series produce a lenticular “double vision”: a nostalgic yearning for less precarious times, and more disturbingly, a foreshadowing of a post-human future where natural vegetation thrives unhindered.
Bob Carnie is a Toronto-based photo-printmaker and photographer. Since graduating from the Fanshawe College’s photography program in 1976, Bob has not only continued his own photography practice but also garnered an international reputation for printing traditional and digital fine art. A master printer, he’s worked with many acclaimed photographers, printing for personal portfolios, private collections, gallery exhibitions and museum installations. Bob’s passion for photography is fueled by this hands-on work in the darkroom, where he’s most in his element – a passion that’s evident in his own work. Using a combination of skills in historical and vintage processes, at times enhanced by contemporary technology, Bob’s combinations of skills, artistry and (hard-boiled) perceptiveness bring a unique richness to his work – from the early landscapes seen on his website, through to his current body of work which contemplates the value, beauty, and ephemerality of everyday objects.
Recent Parson's School of Design graduate and one time Cardinal Gallery intern; Meg Farrar is a photographer and art researcher based in Toronto and New York City. Her artwork explores the relationship between identity and one's personal history. Her interest in history and research have begun to influence her photography. Issues of ethics, culture, and climate change are topics that appear in her process.A past series explored the history of hand painted photographs in Japan from the “Sakoku” period. A more recent project reflects on the impacts of climate change, exploring the effects of toxic waste and pollution on the human body. The results are saturated and textural images that convey the feeling of chemical burns and suffocation.
"I find myself wondering how art can be used as a tool to investigate historical events, environments, religion, and politics. I became fascinated with decoding art and using it as a tool, engulfing myself with visual history can often times feel like time travel. A professional goal of mine is to contribute to a more inclusive and diverse environment for art. "
Cameron Peck (1912-1990) was a Chicago resident who grew up spending summers with his family at their Lake of Bays cottage. He developed a passion for the classic boats of Muskoka and eventually assembled a fleet of beautifully restored steamboats and launches.
Peck left an extensive archive on Muskoka boats and the boats of Lake of Bays that included 1500 photographs and negatives. Some of the photos were taken by Cameron and several by his mother, Janet Peck, who was a keen amateur photographer. Most of the images are of Cameron’s boats.
John Peck, Cameron’s nephew, made the archive available to the community in 2016. He actively shares his knowledge of the photos and encourages their use.
Mark McLean, former president of the Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation, has assembled a collection of over 400 photos from the archive which can be seen on the Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation site.
Mark has also selected 14 beautiful photographs from the archive, and partnered with master printer Bob Carnie to produce platinum-palladium prints. Invented in the 1850s, platinum-palladium prints have a rich and delicate tonal scale and unmatched archival quality. These prints are available to purchase with net proceeds going to the Foundation.
Kamelia Pezeshki was born in Urmia, Iran in 1963. As a young girl she moved to the United States in 1979 with her family. Similar to other immigrants who keep moving in search of yet another home, she moved a few times before settling in Salt Lake City, Utah. There she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Utah with emphasis in Photography. Her photographs are included in the Utah Museum of Fine Arts permanent collection. After artistic accomplishments in Utah, she made another life changing decision. This time she moved to Toronto, Canada in 1996 where she resides and continues to use film cameras and alternative processes to make photographs.
Kamelia has become part of The Cardinal Gallery family and offers expert framing and matting services out of the shop.