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George Pierce
Photographer

Biography

George explores the world through photography.  So far this includes landscape, nature, portraits and his favourite area of dance and motion.

He retired recently from a technical career and used most of the newly available time to learn and practice photography.  He enjoys the challenges of exploring this very different world of photography.  From an early age, he was inspired by his brother who was and is a photographer and artist.  He credits the Delta Photo Club with teaching him the most; either directly from members and workshops or indirectly from sources suggested by the club.

 

Dance – Artist’s Statement

Strong, elegant, controlled but free. Dance.

Dancers make it look easy, but it isn’t. Try it.  Unless you are trained and disciplined, we mere humans cannot do what dancers do.  Look at the precision of their movement, each pose and transition can look awkward or break the spell of their magic, but the best make it look effortless and graceful.

From the first time, I saw accomplished dancers (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre) I was drawn in. Perhaps more intrigued since I would never be like them and struggled with much simpler movements.  My wife has studied dance and can ‘think dance’ and translate it into dance movement, whereas I learn at a painfully slow pace.

These few photos are a celebration of the magic created by dancers.

George Pierce - Trickster
George Pierce - The Watcher
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I Sometimes Wish We Could Go Back – Artist’s Statement

I was given the privilege of an invitation to visit Nisga’a lands and attend a Diyeewa’a (funeral) of a friend’s brother.  This a reminder of the continued challenges caused by European colonization.  Nature in the area is some of the most beautiful in the world and the people are respectful, varied, and interesting.  Their culture is alive and recovering.  These photos are a small glimpse of the nature, culture, and Nisga’a people.

George Pierce - Trickster
George Pierce - The Watcher
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