I love creating images from the world around me. Whether it’s something very tiny, very large or somewhere in between, whether it’s living or inanimate, I want to show beauty, frozen in time. The fleeting moment of when the camera’s shutter may be compressed to a fraction of a millisecond, or extended to half a minute or more. My camera may be anchored in place, or moving. These variations help my images “move” through time. Pieces that I create of music seem to vibrate with sound. Sunsets dance round the frame. In editing my photos, I may choose to maintain realism or decide to turn the image into a base for what would be considered as a painting. The image tells me what it wants to be while I’m working on it. I channel its energy to let it guide me to its final state. Printing images myself allows me to have the final say in the presentation of my work. I have a variety of canvases and papers that give my images textures that I may not have considered without having that creative control. I even hand brush a varnish finish to give the effect that my works could be paintings. I love the full process of creating an image. There is nothing like seeing a finished print hanging on a wall. ABOUT IAN Ian McIntosh is a professional photographer, based in Barrie, Ontario. When asked what style of photography, his answer is “All of the above” and loves the challenge of creating images for himself and clients. Most of the time you can find Ian at his studio or walking around Barrie with his camera. The styles Ian works in most often are Headshots, Portraits, Landscapes, Real Estate and Architecture, Fine Art and Wall Décor, Product Photos and Events. Get in touch if you’re looking for images for your family, business, event or if you’d like to find out information about Ian’s wall art.