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About D'Arcy

The beginning

I've won no awards (I don’t enter contests), no formal photographic training (other than a class in high school). I have a passion for photography. Is that enough? it seems to have been. 

I have no skill in creating with my hands, I can't draw an apple and have it look like an apple. I do however have the ability to "see" a picture. That, along with the passion, a desire to learn and an understanding of composition has been all I needed.

Thank you to Mr David Knox, my high school geography teacher who used a photo I had done of the Yukon River in Alaska as an example of a meandering river. His approval was the catalyst in my taking a photographic course the next year - the rest is as they say history.

Thank you also Kathy Scott and the nurses at Collingwood General and Marine hospital. The enthusiasm you showed way back at the start was the catalyst for my photographic endeavors over the years. As a matter of fact Kathy is on my board of advisors, her insight is highly valued.

Thank you to my wonderful wife Ingrid who never complains about the gear I buy, listens (mostly) to me blithering on about the latest lens, camera or must have shiny trinket. For being my sounding board and biggest inspiration. You truly are a gift form God.

Thank you to my late wife Pauline. You were there at the beginning through the good times and the bad, you will never be forgotten.

I have been hired to photograph  multi million dollar real estate holdings, met and photographed a presidential candidate, a Canadian Supreme Court Justice. I was booked solid photographing weddings during the season. I've owned three art galleries and had showings that resulted in sell outs of original works.  I've been on retainer by local Chamber of Commerce creating images for their website and promotion. I've done work for a Japanese motor company, various police and fire departments. I've had photos used by the US Veterans Administration and Hartcore publishing in New York for a children's science book and my images have been sold all over the world in some form or another. 

I use a variety of equipment, my favorite is Nikon D series digital and both the Nikon F4s and F5 for film. I still use a Hasselblad 500CM medium format camera. For video I use the Nikon D500, Osmo Action and Osmo Pocket both by DJI. For arial photography, I use a Mavic 2 Pro of coarse there are the tripods, flashes and various “gizmos” that make life easier. 

I use a variety of photo software including Lightroom, Lightroom Classic, Photoshop and Luuminar AI.


DArcy Evans

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People make the most interesting landscapes - each is uniquely different.

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I'm in the business of meeting folks (I say folks because "people" is too bleached. After all we're all just folks, tall, short, fat, skinny. We exist as a global family. In life I've learned that mother was right, "you learn more by listening". 

People love to talk about themselves, given the opportunity you can learn a great deal about someone by listening to them. This comes in handy if your goal is to photograph them. We are not cookie cutter creations, we are unique souls  living a human experience. 

I discovered a long time ago that a country isn’t simply represented by its landscape but by its people. We are all unique, we  love and are loved. We have aspirations, goals and dreams. We experience joy as well as sadness but ultimately all different. My desire is to capture that which identies the individua, it's not really that hard to do - observe your subject and strive to capture that which represents - them.

Over 2 million travelled miles

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As an over the road truck driver Iv'e  travelled extensively across North America I been to many places and seen many things. Actually, many of the places I’ve been to I’d never have visited if not for my work. I always carry a camera bag and tripod with me - its sometimes tough but if I have the opportunity, I'm ready! How long will I do it? I suppose as long as I can.

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