Bernard has amassed a large selection of wildlife photos, over a period of 40 years. These are of animals/birds, photographed "in the wild", in provincial parks and in wildlife reserves across Canada. Residents of a large local Mohawk Reservation (near Cornwall Ont.) have been clients and purchasers of Bernard's wildlife photos, especially as Bernard focuses much on Mohawk "clan" animals (bears, wolves, turtles, birds (snipes) etc.
Bernard combines a love of nature/landscape and pioneer history in his work at Upper Canada Village. Management and staff at the Village have been extremely supportive and sell Bernie and Helen's work (hand-made greeting cards) at the Village store. Upper Canada Village receives tens of thousands of visitors from all corners of the globe. Their Pumpkinferno festival in the fall has received wide, international acclaim.
Bernard's love of nature dates back to his childhood. He and his wife Helen have created numerous fine-art prints, working as a team over the last 40 years. The Fall season is their first love. Bernard has photographed extensively in Canada, Vermont/the Adirondacks etc... He enjoys creating photographs where nature/landscape and humans (eg. old barns, etc...) interact.
Bernard and Helen operate a professional portrait studio at their home. Their interest is in fine-art portraiture. Bernard and Helen's portraits have won several awards. Bernard's "moment in the sun "came during a juried show when an internationally-known art critic said "In a career of 40 years this is the closest thing to a Karsh portrait I have ever seen". Yousuf Karsh was the greatest portrait photographer of the 20th century. Bernard and Helen have also made many friends at neighbouring Mohawk reservations and have had the honour and privilege of photographing Mohawk people in traditional costume at international PowWow's.
From Mohawk culture to wild-west rodeos, Bernard and Helen regularly attend and photograph community, cultural and historic recreation events that celebrate Canada's multi-ethnic composition and history. The photography is both artistic and a promotion of our pride in this country's rich diversity.
To see the gallery click on the above image.
Click on the above image to see some of Bernard's landscape photography.
Click on the above image to see some of Bernard's macro photography.