These photographs were not about an era or place and could have been created in any winter environment. Most of the images were made in the Canadian prairies near Calgary and Saskatoon and in Lofoten, Norway. The imagery was created while in a contemplative state of mind, focusing on one’s feelings and sensations, as well as concentrating on leading and converging lines, geometric shapes, patterns and negative space.
A mirrorless digital camera was used to pre-visualize the tones and structure of the composition. The viewfinder was set on viewing a monochrome image without the distraction of colors to see the tonal juxtapositions and placement of lines and shapes in each scene.
Andrew Greenhill has been creating photographic art intermittently for about forty years. Since retiring from practicing medicine in 2010, photography has become a meaningful pursuit. He lived in Davis, California from 1984 until 2002 while working for the Woodland Clinic and Sutter West Medical Group as an allergist/clinical immunologist. In 2002, he moved with his wife to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to be closer to his grown children and elderly parents. In 2007, they relocated with their children and grandsons to Portland, Oregon.
Andrew graduated from the University of Rochester in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. In 1972 he earned his Doctor of Medicine from Yale University. He has attended photography classes at Monterey Community College, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Portland Newspace Center For Photography, Vancouver Photo Workshops, Leica Akademie Workshops, and many others. He has learned from photographers all over the world in group and private workshops. Currently he is an active member of the Portland Photographers Forum where he is also a member of the Board.
His photographs have appeared in numerous galleries and in publications, most recently at the Blue Sky Gallery in Portland and in the 2020 and 2021 editions of Lenswork’s book “Our Magnificent Planet.”
Andrew writes: “Photography has become the creative voice of my soul and fills me with joy and satisfaction. I see with contemplative eyes and a reflective mind.”
His photography website is: www.andrewgreenhill.com