When the Art Demands Your Attention

The February 23, 2006 LensWork Podcast/Commentary by Brooks Jensen, “When the Art Demands Your Attention”, reminds me of a perspective changing lesson that I learned in a first year photography class at Ryerson in Toronto. As part of an assignment I presented a photograph of a barn on a lakeshore. To my mind it was […]

Save Our Buildings – History Has To Start Somewhere

This is from a deputation letter sent to the city of Toronto to voice my objection to the demolition of the Bridgepoint Half-Round building, one of the best examples of 1960’s architecture in Toronto, and the transfer of public parklands to a developer for condo and retail development. I am unable to attend the March […]

Film Grain

A note about my fondness for film grain. In my experience, one of the most common goals of many photographers is to produce photographs than when enlarged show little to no grain, or noise. How often I have heard that you can make acceptable prints only up to a certain size using such and such […]

Artist Statement

This is the first Artist Statement that I put on my site, www.bretculp.com. I believe that the sentiments expressed continue to be valid to my work and motivations.   I make pictures to impart an optimistic view of life by focusing on the strength and beauty that I see within it. I am fascinated by […]

Frieze Frames Exhibition and Artist Statement

This is my Artist Statement for the Frieze Frames show. The show consisted of abstract paintings by Gallery 888 owner Elizabeth Russ and my photographs that were impressionistic in content, technique, or both. FRIEZE FRAMES Gallery 888, Toronto, Canada June 11 to June 23, 2002 Opening reception: Thursday June 13 from 6 to 9 pm […]