Statement

Lynda Wilde is a Canadian who is based in Kingston, Ontario, travels part of each year, and winters in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Having always held an interest, she took up photography as a serious pursuit in the mid 90’s. With no formal education in the field she sought out workshop encounters with Canadian photographers Richard Martin and Freeman Patterson, whose ways of seeing she felt akin to. She is especially attracted to Richard’s philosophy that silence is vital to seeing and Freeman’s that one never looks through the lens without looking back at oneself.

For Lynda, the observation of the work of other artists is key to her own creativity. She holds a deep interest in how others interpret their world with the pen, the brush, the camera, a lump of clay, with their own movement or voice. From this comes the inspiration to work alone, to go slowly, to observe, to let the image come to her. She believes that light is the essential ingredient, defining, delineating, reflecting back a pattern or design, with the absence of label.

My interest lies in the ongoing challenge of trying to visually distill the essence of an object or scene, to move toward its core, its truest meaning. Happily this involves the simple joy of looking through the lens, of experimenting, of abstracting an image.

Lynda Wilde exhibits and sells her work in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico, and in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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Lynda Wilde has been involved in the world of photography since the mid 1990’s. With a strong eye for design and composition and a passion for colour, her images speak to the lyrical moments of everyday life. She has developed a compelling personal style as a colour photographer. Lynda devotes a part of each year to personal photography projects that focus on the culture, art and people of Oaxaca, Mexico. She exhibits her prints in galleries, both in Mexico and Canada.

Richard Martin

 

    The Photographer

    My interest lies in the ongoing challenge of trying to visually distill the essence of an object or scene, to move towards its core, its truest meaning.