About the artist
Christopher Byrd is a retired teacher of English, Photography, Filmmaking, and Graphic Design from Montreal. In his retirement years as a freelance fine art photographer he has taken the opportunity to travel the world recording his travels in digital images that he prints, mounts, and exhibits.
He likes to specialize in natural abstract imagery. Here he escapes closer to the micro world, one that lends itself to the imagination and entices the viewer to participate - to explore all possibilities rather than complacently stand back and accept what lies on the surface. The interplay of line, shape, form, space, and texture do much to shape his work.
For the past three years he has also illustrated his more photojournalistic work to local groups by way of PowerPoint presentations on India and Nepal, Egypt, and Australia/New Zealand and will shortly be offering a presentation on Peru: The Amazon and Inca Civilization.
To take photographs is to hold one's breath when all faculties converge in the face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a physical and intellectual joy. (Henri Cartier-Bresson)
Countries to which he has travelled: South Africa, Namibia, China, India, Nepal, Thailand, Egypt, Peru, Ireland, UK, Europe, Caribbean, Mexico (East and West), Australia, New Zealand,and the US
Local exhibitions: Peachland Little Schoolhouse Summer exhibitions (2005-2012); Westbank Artafair (2007-2008), Winfield ArtWalk (2008-2012)
Antelope Abstract II - Antelope Slot Canyon, AZ
Dance of the Veils - Antelope Slot Canyon, AZ
Guy Spotting in Cairo
Patterns of Karnak - Luxor, Egypt