Erin is a fine art photographer of Algonquin/French and Irish heritage. As a child, her grandmother would quietly refer to her family as dark Frenchmen. There was no mention of aboriginal heritage or culture. It was quietly hidden under away under layers of secrecy. Erin grew up not realizing that her loves of nature and community were deeply entrenched in her family heritage.
In 2006, Erin’s world was torn apart by the sudden and shocking death of her third son Rory. She began taking photographs of her other children in an effort to freeze time and keep memories alive. She was heartbroken and struggled to find direction in her life. It was during this time that Erin discovered that photography gave her a creative outlet for the expression of her grief. Art was her catharsis. She could love herself in the moment of creation and focus on beauty while the world around her seemed so empty.
These first therapeutic creations grew into something larger. Art and photography became Erin’s obsession. Erin is a self-taught photographer. She learned to hone her craft by reading magazine articles and participating in photo club outings. Erin worked tirelessly to learn all of the intricate details required to create beautiful photographs.
Erin uses artistic elements like colour, lighting, and lines to create unique and dynamic images that everyone notices. Her work often contains geometric elements and she works to create images that have a painterly feel. She is often asked how much Photoshop she uses. Erin is a strong believer in making the image perfect in camera. Her images often contain small adjustments but she rarely uses alter the image completely. The images are pure, simple and memorable. They are a moment frozen in time...