Welcome to the Vistek Online Photo Gallery

No matter what photographic equipment and techniques you use, it’s all about the end result: great images; images that tell a story about a time or place; images that portray emotion; images that inspire. In fact, we were so inspired, we built a gallery in each of our stores. If you would like to show your work in one of them, please email us at gallery@vistek.ca and we will get in touch with you.”

Vistek August Gallery: Photographer Michael He | N’Ice Land

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It’s not always easy to take great photos of the Great Outdoors… But after viewing Toronto photographer Michael He’s beautiful images from his recent trip to Iceland, it’s clear that he was able to capture Iceland’s beauty and grandeur with relative ease. Since taking up photography just 8 years ago, Michael has succeeded in winning numerous photography awards, including a Gold Medal at the 2014 Toronto International Photography Contest, and more recently the Golden Lens award in Toronto’s International Photography Festival (TIPF) in 2015. Michael’s passion for nature comes through in his beautiful images by taking full advantage of the…

Vistek Gallery: The World According to Brad

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Brad’s interest in photography began at the young age of thirteen, shooting his buddies on skateboards. Then the world got bigger and Brad got better. Now, as a professional, he says, “I like to shoot things around me, anything that looks odd or out of place or decaying, specifically related to architecture.” What explains his love for shooting black and white? “As a young kid I was really a big fan of Ansel Adams,” says Fisher. “From that stemmed a lifelong affinity for black and white landscape photography.” Brad likes a challenge. And will do anything to get a better…

Rudi Rincker: Black & White Street Photography – Vistek Ottawa

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Ottawa-based Rudi Rincker, first experimented with B&W film photography in the late ‘90s, shooting landscapes and industrial sites. Recently, with his Leica in hand, he has discovered that the most interesting subject matter is all around him, sometimes right in front of him. What interests Rudi, these days, is capturing life at street level, photographing people going about their business, doing what they do every day. While travelling, Rudi is constantly on the lookout for these photo opportunities, what he calls, “interesting moments”. When he sees them, he captures them, usually in B&W, preferring minimal processing for maximum reality. …

Multiplicity | Steve Carty

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As an artist, Carty, as he likes to be known, is always evolving and trying to find new ways to incorporate the latest tech innovations into his work. Evidence of that spirit can be seen in Steve Carty’s latest work, MULTIPLICITY, in which he experiments with stroboscopic effects and freezing multi-actions in a single frame. Steve Carty’s Multiplicity Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival gallery will be on display at Vistek Toronto through the month of May. Join us for the opening reception and meet photographer Steve Carty on May 2 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. During the opening reception, Steve…

Urban Dreams & Decay | Pamela Julian

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Pamela Julian’s love of photography was inspired by her father at an early age after watching him document every aspect of their lives with his 35mm Minolta, something that she is very appreciative of. “He took pictures of everything that was happening in our lives – slideshows were a must every couple of months!”Following in her father’s footsteps, Pamela put her love of photography to use by documenting her kids and their daily lives, but soon found that while meaningful on a personal level, she wanted something more out of it. However, there was one important thing that was holding…

Colette Stevenson: Here… Gone | Eastern State Penitentiary

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Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) located in Philadelphia, is one of those places that gives you goosebumps the moment you walk through its rusting gates. British-born actress/photographer Colette Stevenson’s series of 14 images, capture the haunting beauty of a place that was considered to be anything but beautiful, by the thousands of people who were incarcerated there over its 142 year lifetime. Considered to be the world’s first true penitentiary, ESP was built in 1829 and remained operational until 1971, housing some of the United States most notorious criminals including bank robber Willie Sutton and the infamous gangster Al Capone. Today, the…

Assignment India: Street Photography by Juris Kornets

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Juris Kornets returns to the Vistek Toronto in-store gallery, featuring his stunning black and white images of street photography in India. There are as many characters as there are individuals.” Indian proverb As a professional photographer, Juris Kornets has developed a keen interest in highlighting the diversity of our world’s cultures, as well as an extraordinary ability to capture and bring out the best in people. Despite media depictions to the contrary, the world is a relatively safe and wonderful place.  On any given day, even in the remotest and seemingly primitive reaches, people are concerned  with making a living, taking care that their…

Hauntingly Beautiful Images of Everyday Cuba

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The haunting beauty of Juris Kornets images of Cuban culture will draw you in and capture your heart… A love that can last forever takes but a second to come about” Cuban proverb As a professional photographer, Juris Kornets has developed a keen interest in highlighting the diversity of our world’s cultures, as well as an extraordinary ability to capture and bring out the best in people. In a career that has spanned 30 years and taken him to 50 countries, Juris has had the opportunity to capture images that not only show us the beauty, but perhaps more importantly, the hardships that a world…

Time Passages: Looking for Magic in the Mundane

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In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to feel that time is passing us by. But really, isn’t it we who are doing the passing? With their collaborative photo series Time Passages, (Looking for Magic in the Mundane), Photographers Katherine Keates & Avi Cohen have shown us that it is possible to slowdown enough to explore the seemingly mundane aspects of our daily lives. In their opinion, the practice of being more aware will make you a better photographer as well as a better person, an individual more in touch with fellow human beings. “In our daily lives, we pass through doors, walk through corridors,…

Kristin Lau – Light for Life: Solar Energy in Nepal

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Kristin Lau’s Light for Life: Solar Energy in Nepal… …is the follow-up photo series to Kristin Lau’s Vistek Toronto gallery exhibit “Working Nepalese”. Light for Life once again features the people of Nepal, only this time, it documents how renewable energy, specifically Solar Power, is helping in Nepal’s ongoing recovery from the devastating earthquakes earlier this year. Light for Life documents the struggles that the people of Nepal are still going through, and how the non-profit organization SunFarmer is working with them to bring much needed renewable energy options to the region. Shot while on assignment for Photographers Without Borders, Kristin’s series of stunning images gives us…