WORK­ING TO­GETHER

Af­ter work­ing tra­di­tional pho­tog­ra­phy, Wayne Bar­rett and Anne MacKay find new ways to ex­press their creativ­ity in ‘A New Vi­sion,’ a print ex­hi­bi­tion that starts to­day at Ellen’s Creek Gallery

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE - BY SALLY COLE

Wayne Bar­rett, Anne MacKay team up in new ex­hi­bi­tion, which opens to­day in Char­lot­te­town.

Wayne Bar­rett and Anne MacKay have spent a life­time pho­tograph­ing na­ture.

Their beau­ti­ful land­scapes have been fea­tured in dozens of cof­fee ta­ble books, publi­ca­tions, tourism ads and cal­en­dars across Canada and the United States.

In fact, the pre­cise sci­ence of their ex­po­sure set­tings has cap­tured ex­tra­or­di­nary P.E.I. sun­rises and sun­sets, ma­jes­tic whales breach­ing out of the wa­ter in Nova Sco­tia, awe-in­spir­ing Torn­gat Moun­tains push­ing up the land in New­found­land and Labrador and much more.

But, now they are chang­ing their fo­cus.

In­stead of shoot­ing new im­ages, they have teamed up to bring out the best in each other’s fine art prints. Us­ing a com­puter, the cou­ple pro­duces prints that ex­ude rich colour, de­tail depth, tex­ture and emo­tion. Each work is one of a lim­ited edi­tion gi­clée (inkjet) print.

“I have been search­ing for cre­ative ways to ex­pand our creativ­ity be­yond the lim­i­ta­tions of con­ven­tional pho­tog­ra­phy,” says Bar­rett, who has found his an­swer in var­i­ous com­puter pro­grams that have helped him and MacKay to

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Anne MacKay and Wayne Bar­rett show “Home­ward Bound”. It’s one of the prints in “A New Vi­sion,” a new ex­hi­bi­tion that starts to­day at Ellen’s Creek Gallery, Char­lot­te­town. In this im­age by Bar­rett, the rich colour of the coun­try road pulls the trav­eller home as the storm clouds dis­perse. “Har­row­ing De­signs” is a print by Anne MacKay and Wayne Bar­rett. A photo taken by MacKay in­spires it. “Sand Rip­ples in Rus­tico” is an im­age cre­ated by Anne MacKay and Wayne Bar­rett. An early pho­to­graph taken by MacKay in­spired it. “Bring­ing the Cows Home” is a print cre­ated by Anne MacKay and Wayne Bar­rett. A pho­to­graph taken by Bar­rett in­spired it. “Sand Rip­ples in Rus­tico” is an im­age cre­ated by Anne MacKay and Wayne Bar­rett. An early pho­to­graph taken by MacKay in­spired it.

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