Photo exhibition of Ladner harbour at Pioneer Library
Perusing the colourful photographic exhibition at Ladner Pioneer Library, one will see ruined and decrepit boats and houses brought to life with colourful, almost surreal exposures.
The photos of artist Lorne Koroluk, who lives in Ladner and Saturna Island, provide a depth of detail sufficient that a story seems to develop in the mind of the viewer just by looking at them.
"I love to capture textures and lines and the details in both natural and manmade objects," says Koroluk.
"I've always been fascinated by the things that have been abandoned and seem to be alone and derelict."
Koroluk says he likes to look for the signs and qualities in objects that convey a meaning or emotion. Even the broken-down and unused objects of the world still have a beautiful quality to them.
His brother-in-law often scouts out photo locations for Koroluk. One such place he found lies just south of Prince Rupert where a number of cars lie abandoned and rusting.
Even these relics provide an amazing resource for the artistic eye.
"There's an old Caddy with a tree growing out of it and it's just gorgeous," says Koroluk.
The winter rains don't dampen his spirit either. Sometimes the rain can actually brings out the perfect light conditions and give a texture to the portrait that works best.
There are photographs of other people, places, and things in his exhibition, including beautiful shots off Saturna Island.
Koroluk says he doesn't consider himself a landscape photographer or portrait artist.
"I don't pin myself to any of these genres because I like to shoot all of these things," he explains.
The photography exhibition at Ladner Pioneer Library runs until Dec. 31 featuring shots of Ladner Harbour (prior to clean-up), Finn Slough, and other various images, many of local interest.
Most of the photos are available for reprinting and framing.