Making art from the desolation
Kris Schofield is an Ontario born Finnish-Canadian photographer based out of Calgary, Alberta. After several years of falling in and out of photography while searching for his voice, he tried his hand in a variety of genres within photography: Live music, Motorsports, Street photography etc. All of these had varying degrees of satisfaction, but there was still something missing. It wasn't until one particular long weekend, that included a lot of coffee, early mornings with equally late nights and close to 1200 kms of driving solo on vacant gravel roads that he discovered the beauty within the stark prairie landscape that is so predominant here in Alberta. It was then Kris finally found the voice he had been searching for.
If asked, Kris would tell you that his mind races a mile a minute and when you look at his photography, you can see how the process of creation calms his mind. Specializing in minimalist, black and white photography, Schofield focuses heavily on dark, negative space, giving a whisper of light to his subject. In doing this, he draws not just the emotions of the viewer out, but shows the viewer what he was feeling. In short, the images Kristofer creates are a piece of himself.
Art type: Visual Arts
Home base: Calgary, Alberta
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