Ginny Fobert

Photography

Biography

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 My past has taken me in many different directions. From Real Estate and Interior Design, to desktop publishing, writing and editing, home building, project management, and event organizing to name a few. I have always wanted to be a photographer. One boring rainy day in 2011, I ventured out and purchased my first DSLR and just started pushing the shutter button.

M-Y-N-D in Icelandic means photo or image. ‘MYND’S I’ is the name of my photography site. I like that a photograph is made, not taken. It is made in your own mind and with your own eye, and it is slow and considered in its making. I believe that anyone can take a photo, but it takes a discerning eye, a sense of what is around you and a comprehension of how everything is reacting to the surrounding light sources to make a picture. Without light, photography would not exist. In fact light is the true subject of every photograph.

Some photographers have a uniform, recognizable style. I don’t consider myself to be a traditional photographer. To me, it seems limiting to only photograph the world in one way. I like to look for something of interest and go beyond it to find a different way to portray what I see. Someone once told me that photography is not art. My passion is to chase the light, searching for it in beautiful and interesting places, to create art and to share that with others.

Photography allows me to get outside the box, be a bit rebellious, break some rules and get away with it. Photography is also my way of slowing down, escaping the norm and watching the world move at a more peaceful pace. The day I discovered photography was the day I also discovered a hidden part of myself.

Website: www.mynds-i.com

Artist Statement - Photography as Art

Once told that photography was not art, Ginny Fobert believes that a photograph is made, not taken. It is made in your own mind and with your own eye, and can indeed be art! Ginny is primarily a self-taught photographer whose goal is to bring her photography further into the art world using unique photographic techniques. ‘To me, it seems limiting to only photograph the world in one way. Photography allows me to get outside the box, be a bit rebellious, break some rules and get away with it.'

Shows and Exhibits

  • City of Ottawa Galleries, Solo Exhibition – September 2019, January 2019, January 2015, March 2017, January 2015; Juried Selection

  • Red Trillium Studio Tour – May and November 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013; Juried Selection

  • Expressions of Art Exhibition and Show – October 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013; Juried Selection

  • The New Art Festival – 2019, 2018; Juried Selection

  • Buckhorn Fine Arts Festival – 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016; Juried Selection

  • West Carleton Arts Society, $100 and Under Christmas Sale - 2019, 2018, 2017

  • Kanata Civic Art Gallery Gift of Art Christmas Show - 2019, 2018

  • The Village Station Gallery Curator and participant, Carp, ON – 2019

  • Maple Run Studio Tour – 2017, 2016, 2015; Juried Selection

  • Invited Speaker 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 West Carleton Arts Society, Kanata Photography Club, Kanata Arts Club, RA Photo Club, Manotick Arts Society

  • Solo Exhibits at Alice’s Restaurant, Kin Vineyards, Carp Library

  • Group Exhibits at Plant Bath Recreation Centre, Carp Medical Centre, Juke Joint Soul Kitchen, Vadera’s Coffee Shop, Oh So Good Café

Membership

  • West Carleton Arts Society Member – 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013; Juried Selection

  • Foyer Gallery Member – 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014,; Juried Selection

  • Kanata Civic Arts Gallery Member – 2019, 2018; Juried Selection


Recent Awards

  • West Carleton Arts Association Spring Fling, 2018 Juror Choice Award

  • Ontario Arts Grant Recipient, 2018