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MacLaverty MICHAEL

MacLaverty MICHAEL

MacLaverty MICHAEL

http://TheAccidentalPhotographer.Ca

mmaclaverty@me.com

+1 (416) 529-6405

My passion for the many changing moods of life by the water harkens back to a childhood exploring the seacoast of Weymouth, England. And my delight in capturing their palette began when a Brownie Box camera that was placed, lovingly, in my hands on my 11th birthday. Decades later, having immigrated to Canada and, once again, settled by the water’s edge in Toronto’s Beach Community, I decided to explore this passion in earnest. I call myself “The Accidental Photographer” because I rely primarily on intuition in my work. My approach to the medium is impressionistic - derived from feelings evoked in the moment. Having no preconceived design when taking a photo, I am instead captured by a mood and it is this that moves me to press the shutter. I imagine my pictures with the eye of a painter, so my intention is to transmit the feeling captured by the lens to the photo’s canvass. Those who appreciate my work have told me exactly that. On my many travel adventures, since retiring a decade ago, I’ve recorded life in pictures in all corners of our world. Yet, the places which continue to capture my heart – and lens – most often, are those where life intersects with water and land.