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More and more are asking me to do something special with images that they themselves own or have taken. Working images other than my own is a challenge because I do not know the exact conditions under which the image was taken. However I have been quite successful through the last year it seems, and so am accepting orders.
I do not do what large printing outlets do, that is, I do not use a computer to assess color balance and print density. I take an entirely manual approach and assess each image individually on its own merit and requirements, doing whatever I need to do to bring out everything that is in your image. The result is that you will receive the best possible result that can be humanly provided. There is some charge for my time, and so the cost is a bit higher than the pro printing labs. However there is no comparison in the quality of work you will receive. It does not hurt to ask, email me with your request.
He has photographed the landscape for many years, exhibiting in various galleries in his home town of Chilliwack in 1978 and onward. While indeed successful there, a move to the prairies in 1989 brought a complete shift in perspective. While he had begun his career using all of the accepted formats, now the very wide Alberta skies and the sprawling landscape began inducing him to go on a completely different tack. Instead of west coast imagery, his specialty in the last 20 years has simply become the Alberta panoramic landscape. Anybody who lives in this province knows that drama in nature is not lacking; what more fascinating subject could there be than Canada's wheatfields and grasslands bravely thriving underneath the fiercely changing skies above. What can capture the imagination more than untold histories hidden in old farms and equipment so elegantly preserved?
So, noting that almost every other landscape photographer sticks to lakes, mountains and sunsets as subjects, Gordon took up a different challenge. He became dedicated instead to capturing the prairies, to understand fully the spirit of the land and to pass the things he found on to viewers of his work. Truly, a Canadian photographer.
Gordon lived in Three Hills, AB, for awhile but is now firmly rooted in Red Deer; many of his images are taken from the surrounding territory. His workshop gallery is open for visits for those who would like to see the images firsthand.
My images are of very high resolution so that they can be enlarged to almost any size for any location! Three feet long, ten feet long, canvas or metal, it doesn't matter.
In order to make these very large specialty images I have important partners in both Calgary and Edmonton.
In Calgary we have Calgary Custom Photo Services, highly skilled tech wizards who are able to perfectly reproduce my work in any size. Fast because they are efficient, at the same time they will spend all night working on one of my enlargement if they have to, to make it absolutely right. Can't beat that. If you need a mounted print but no frame, they will have your order ready for pickup when you need it, I fully trust them.
Calgary Custom Photo Services will also be licensed to print and sell selected images from the catalog, as soon as we work out the details.
In Edmonton we have Vestate, who also will mount onto any format including metal. They have frame types on display as well. They are new to my world but my discussions with them have proven both promising and exciting regarding the future.
If you are anywhere near the Lacombe area I can point you to a great examples of very large canvas and photographic prints in a business boardroom environment.
I was born on the west coast of BC, surrounded by mountains in a rural area. We had late sunrises and early sunsets. Not much changed for weather, it was very rainy in the winter, or hot and humid in the summer. I will say the autumn was gorgeous. Farms in my area were several per country block, and mostly dairy and some corn. You could stand in one spot and see three or four farms.
When I moved into Alberta for work I was introduced to a new world entirely. It took two months for my skin to stop cracking in the drier climate, but after that I began noticing the landscape. Farms were far far apart, you could only see part of one from one spot. Simply standing in a field of grain was entirely new to me, waving heads of grain as far as I could see. I recall my first experience standing on an outcropping looking over field upon field, with my camera and stunned by the sight. The farmer drove by and must have noticed my license plate and grinned. They know what they have, it is special.
So, as a claustrophobic west-coast country boy I am now bound to represent the vast grandeur of this land in my photography. My thought always is: how can I involve the viewer in the experience of my image, and feel the way I feel? How can I cause them to sense that they are really there, where I am standing amazed at prairie nature? That is always my first thought and my last thought, as I collate my images, print them, frame them in the best way I know how.
Yes, it is true. Bookworms are in my family, so I cannot help but make these laminated, gallery-quality, bookmarks for everybody. Bring a toonie to the next show, or order them from me! They will be showing formally in the online store really soon. No tassels, I didn't want to alter the image, but if you want a gold tassel bring $3 instead!
And art cards: I use the highly acclaimed Red River luster art card paper. Those will be added to the store as well, but for now look for them at my various public exhibitions. Prices yet to be determined.
For 2020 I am taking requests for low aerial photography of farms and other types of properties, using a drone. The camera used will be the same quality as I am currently using, and the style will be the same panorama style as you see on the website. Introductory flat rate of $500 plus travel gives you a large framed panorama print up to 48".
For the foyer - the best first impression to visitors
Gordon's prints make a perfect addition to any Alberta business, especially those dealing in sensitive areas such as the environment. There is a such a strong emphasis on the purity of nature and the grandeur of the prairie sky in this artwork that it cannot help but complement the environmental goals of any corporation or large business.
What Gordon would like to see happen is to be able to bring his prints to you, either a select handful or a full-on standing display. Make the contact today and see where it will lead!
For the office
Experience the outdoors on your wall. Rustic framed prints for purchase or rent.
For awards and gifts
The perfect award for those who have earned recognition. Plaques available too.
Gordon Hiebert, one of Canada's premiere landscape photographers, and one of very very few in the world who specialize in the panorama alone.
Cell Phone 403-877-1556
Located in the Pines in Red Deer, AB. Visit his workshop/gallery by prior arrangement.