Above: This is Ramen Rambles, the story of five wintery walks in search of a good bowl of ramen. To learn more about this unlikely book and others, head over to the Ways To Walk project (or click Ways to Walk under the Fine Art menu, above).
July 31, 2017: I am pleased to announce that Ramen Rambles has been selected for inclusion in the 2nd Juried Photobook Exhibition at the Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, Vermont. The show runs from August 24 to August 26, 2017.
Welcome to Firmangallery!
The three gallery sections shown in the menu at the top of this page - Fine Art, Travel and Public Art - will give you a sense of my varied photographic interests, ranging from fine art projects such as the Ways to Walk project; to travel projects such as the Camino Frances; and to public art projects such as the Transcona Performance Pavilion.
The Fine Art section showcases recent projects and shows. Like my Walk Project, which has informed much of my subsequent work including my current project, the Way to Walk series of books.
The Public Art section illustrates projects where the goal is to use my photographic background as well as my background in architecture to sculpt space and create lasting urban environments.
The Travel section is all about my life-long interest in exploring new places. Photography helps me to understand the places I visit. They are my visual journals.
My blog, WalkClickMake, explores three themes dear to my life and how they intersect in creative, unlikely ways: walking, photography and making things. Started in August 2014, I consistently add new posts at least once every week. There are post about my long-distance walks, such as the Prague-to-Vienna Greenway, the Ireland Coast-to-Coast Trail, the Camino de Santiago, and the 88 Temple pilgrimage route in Shikoku, Japan. There are shorter walks, too, that examine different methods for taking a meaningful walk. There are details regarding my current bookmaking projects. And there are reviews of the equipment I use. (Blog posts prior to June,2015 can be found here.)
If you have any comments regarding my work, feel free to contact me. Or make use of the social media buttons located throughout the site. Or leave a comment on a WalkClickMake blog post. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy your time exploring firmangallery.com and walkclickmake.com.