Polar Horizons is very priviledged to benefit from the talents of other photographers and artists in order to offer you a varied and high quality art cards catalog. Here is a short introduction to these artists :
For over thirty years, Hans has been criss-crossing the Canadian Arctic and Alaska to capture images and stories of the Inuit. At no less than 16 occasions, he left his home in Ottawa heading to different parts of the North driving from 20 000 to 25 000 km each trip. From Labrador’s uninhabited fjords, which he explored by sailboat, to Tuktoyaktuk on the Beaufort Sea which he reached after crossing the Mackenzie Ice Road, the Far North holds no secrets for Hans. His latest visit above the Arctic Circle was in the fall of 2013, to celebrate his 86th birthday!
Hans’ photos have appeared in numerous books and magazines, while twenty-three of his photographs were turned into Canadian postage stamps. His solo photo exhibitions have travelled on four continents while his 17 books have sold worldwide.
Link to Hans' page on Wikipedia.
Hans's web site : http://fotoblohm.com. If you discover on Hans' web site photographs that you would like to get as an art card but can't find the image in Polar Horizons' catalog, do not hesitate to request it.
Originally from the Outaouais, Pierre has always shown an interest for photography but it is only since 2005 that he's been practicing it seriously. Pierre has a passion for Nature photography and has a preference for birds, flowers and macrophotography. His 150-500mm lens is the one that is particularly fond of.
Pierre is an inconditionnal of American photographer Art Wolfe's Travels to the edge television series.
Originally from Chicoutimi, Hélène grew up in Quebec's Bas St-Laurent region. She began formal violin lesson at the age of four. Although she still enjoys music, she has developed a new and consuming passion. It is with a lot of perseverence that she works to develop her unique style. The Far North, where she lived for over 20 years, and its amazing sceneries will become an endless source of inspiration.
With her distinctive style, her mission is to bring the North to the viewer’s attention. It is a a subtle way to talk to people's hearts. To have them live an adventure. Combining the colors with images of the aviation world, she has presented her work in multiple exhibits, including some that were held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.
She has received numerous national and international awards and her paintings can be found all around Canada.
In spring 2009, CTV's Regional Contact presented Helene and her paintings to their viewers.
Hélène's website : www.arthelenegirard.com. If you discover on Hélène's web site paintings that you would like to get as an art card but can't find the image in Polar Horizons' catalog, do not hesitate to request it.
Originally from northern Ontario, Michel's interest in photography began in the early 70's when he inherited several old camera's from his grand-mother. Michel was recently converted to digital photography and is now discovering a whole new world of sophisticated equipment and software. His area of greatest interest is High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography.
In 2008, he launched PhotoMichel to offer his services as a photographer and to share his vision of photography and light. Also in 2008, Michel completed three trips to Alaska, Yukon, NWT, Alberta and British Columbia and finds these environments extremely motivating for their amazing light and powerful landscapes.
Michel is a member of the Club de photographie Polarisé de l'Outaouais.
Michel's web site: www.photomichel.com. If you discover on Michel's web site photographs that you would like to get as an art card but can't find the image in Polar Horizons' catalog, do not hesitate to request it.
Originally from the Laurentians, Robert is known among the Club de photographie Polarisé de l'Outaouais as THE bird specialist. He has been practicing photography seriously since 2005 and his specialties are birds, landscapes, flowers, etc. To obtain the perfect shot, Robert will not hesitate to go in the water up to his neck or get really close to the cliff's edge.
Robert's web site : robertgravel.ca. If you discover on Robert's web site photographs that you would like to get as an art card but can't find the image in Polar Horizons' catalog, do not hesitate to request it.
As far as she can remember France grew up camera in hand but it is only since 2007 that she has been taking photography more seriously. Several of her texts and photos have been published in Quebec newspapers and magazines. More specifically, France has been a collaborater of the Marche-Randonnée magazine for 20 years. Her texts and photos were also published in La Presse, Above and Beyond (First Air's inflight magazine), Makivik magazine, Ottawa Citizen and Winnipeg Free Press, among others.
For more than 30 years, Louise has been photographing the world around her with the keen eye of an artist. Her photographs have been published in newspapers and magazines in Canada, the United States, in Europe and in Asia. She has authored many articles on photography. Her slideshows and lectures have travelled extensively, and her photography workshops have drawn participants from the four corners of Ontario and Quebec. Her work has also been exhibited in galleries in both provinces. Her extensive teaching experience has led her to Université Laval's École internationale de Percé where she teaches intensive digital photography courses during the summer.
Louise has published many works. Two coffee-table books, NATURA et FLORA have been published in Canada and France in 2003 and 2004. She signed the photographs of several books on Quebec's gardens, three of which were dedicated to the Jardins de Métis.
Louise's web site: www.louisetanguay.com. If you discover on Louise's web site photographs that you would like to get as an art card but can't find the image in Polar Horizons' catalog, do not hesitate to request it.