Photography Show Presented by Helios Taranteau

I’m very excited to announce that I am one of four photographers taking part in a photography show presented by Helios Taranteau!

As you can see from the poster, the opening night is coming soon – Thursday, May 18th  from 6-.11.00 p.m. at Paint Cabin, 723 Gerrard Street East inToronto. The photography show will run for three weeks so if you can’t make it to the opening, you still have up until June 8th to see what’s on show and for sale. You can go to to check opening times.

Helios Taranteau is the brainchild of photographer Chris McCallan, and you’ll be hearing more about it in the future. Details of the four photographers showing images in this show are below. I hope to see you there!

Elizabeth Stanton:

Originally from Liverpool, Elizabeth has a keen interest in landscapes, whether urban, rural, familiar, not so familiar or in between.

She has taught photography as a tool in community development programming. She has also exhibited in Artscape events, at Neilson Park Creative Centre and is a member of Toronto West Arts Collaborative.

After leaving school many years ago, she saved enough money to buy her first camera, a Nikon FM. That gave her the drive to explore her surroundings with a more deliberate and searching eye. Liverpool, her home town, was at the time embarking on a long journey of healing and regeneration after many years of decline. Elizabeth jumped right in. She began taking photographs of the Albert Dock, an area that in 1981 still showed signs of the ravages of World War 2 bombing campaigns and industrial decline. Upon emigrating to Canada she was struck by the parallels she saw in Ontario’s own urban landscape and has continued documenting our ever-changing environment with the same tenacity and adroit sensibilities that have become her calling card.

Harold Staats:

Harold has had a lifelong love affair with photography and everything photographic. His photography has encompassed many styles and genres, including photojournalism, art and concert photography.

Harold has photographed many concerts and music festivals since the 1970’s. His work includes photos of iconic stars like David Bowie, Paul McCartney,  Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones and Annie Lennox. In 2016 he won first place in the Beach International Jazz Festival Photo Exhibit. He has exhibited his work in numerous galleries over the years including the Gladstone Hotel (Lost Images Photo Exhibit), Contact Photography Festival at Scarborough Bluffs Gallery, Gallery 401, Forsyth Gallery, and many others. His work has appeared in various publications including the 1988 Toronto’s Toronto – a city-wide photo celebration and exhibition of life in our city. His photos are in the collections of the Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Toronto Archives.

Harold has always been interested in the history of photography and photographic processes.  He has been a member of the Photographic Historical Society of Canada for many years. He has studied at Ontario College of Art. His latest effort merges all of these interests into an abstract and dynamic new showing.

Peter Young:

Peter Young is an award winning photographer who has produced images for approximately 40 years. Since his retirement in 2001 he has concentrated on the development and perfection of his photographic skills. His images have been shown in several publications and he has received awards from and placement in juried shows in the Oshawa, Brampton, Burlington, Hamilton, Milton, Mississauga, Niagara Falls and Toronto areas. He has had solo and groups shows at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, the Art Gallery of Burlington and the Art Gallery of Hamilton, as well as during the Grand Artist Walk in Hamilton.

In 2006 he turned his interest to infrared digital photography which has resulted in the creation of numerous images. He has a keen interest in abstraction and altered reality images which generate thought and introspection in the viewer. Prepare for an ethereal visual treat.

Chris McCallan:

A Ryerson photography grad and scholarship winner, he has been a commercial photographer for over 25 years, based in Toronto. His commercial work has appeared in the Globe & Mail, the Toronto Sun, the National Post, Time Magazine and Newsweek. He has photographed annual reports for Visa Canada, The Canadian Diabetes Association, the CACL, the Wellesley Hospital and several other organizations. He has exhibited at CAPIC’s juried Contact show “Expose” 2014, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Connections show, and was a top three finisher in the Toronto’s Toronto photo exhibition. His images have been used on television by TVO and featured in numerous billboard campaigns across Canada.

For this exhibit Chris promises NOT to show any commercial work and will be showing a selection of images from his almost 40 years of shooting (he started very, very young). These will be the shots that he enjoys just because….And hey that’s the way it starts for everyone, isn’t it?