I am a fine art photographer seeking opportunities to show and sell my work in retail, gallery or commercial settings. I am also focused on expanding my technical and artistic abilities through the exploration of new subjects and techniques.
Landscape and Nature Photography © Irwin Seidman
Artist's Statement
Having a wide range of photographic interests, I eagerly explore new subjects and techniques, and strive to capture and create unique perspectives that tell stories about the extraordinary in everyday life.
Inspired by some of the traditional film photography masters, as well as some of today’s modern digital explorers, I believe that a successful image comes from the right combination and balance of composition, capture and processing.  
Photographic Style © Irwin Seidman
Photography Style
Influenced by photographic, illustrative and painting techniques, my work often features rich tones and a wide dynamic range.  While I enjoy a broad field of subjects, some of my favourite themes include landscape and nature, vintage aviation, and Great Lakes shipping.  In addition to using conventional photo capture and processing techniques, I also experiment with a pictorialist style sometimes combining multiple layers to add visual texture to the final image.
Often, the textural qualities of my work make it best suited for printing on gallery canvas.  Where applicable, I also have my work printed on fine art paper, acrylic, photo board and wood.  All of my work is professionally printed using the best quality archival inks and substrates.
Born in Montreal, I have spent most of my life living and working in Toronto. In 2005, along with my wife, I moved northward to the shores of Georgian Bay and have enjoyed calling Owen Sound home since.
Originally introduced to traditional film and darkroom photography in the late 1980s, a busy (and unrelated) career took me away from the camera and lens for most of the early 2000s. Fortunately, in 2014 circumstances aligned and my passion was reignited.
Having acquired some digital graphic arts experience in my years away from photography made the transition to the digital photo format seem more natural, and I quickly adopted and embraced the new medium.
Inspired by many of the traditional photographic masters, I believe that regardless of the format, a successful image comes from the right combination and balance of composition, capture and processing.
I enjoy exploring new places, subjects and techniques and I believe that my work will continue to evolve over time. Viewing photography as a journey, I will continue trying to articulate a unique artistic perspective on whatever subjects I photograph.
Photography by Irwin Seidman
Gallery Representation
Owen Sound Artists’ Co-op | 942 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 2H6 | Past board member and general member since 2012
Pictorialist Style Photographs © Irwin Seidman
Stock Representation
Adobe StockSan Jose, California, USA, International representation since 2016
Shows & Exhibitions © Irwin Seidman
Shows & Exhibitions
Grey County Public Arts Program  | Grey County Administration Building, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, 2018 to present
Aperture Photography Show  | Legacy Gallery (OSAC), Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, November 2015 and August 2016
Shared VisionTom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, September 2015 to January 2016
Bruce Peninsula Art ShowLion’s Head, Ontario, Canada, July 2015 and July 2016
Photo Publications © Irwin Seidman
Early Morning Sentinel | Canada’s Golden Hour (book) Instigator Communications, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2016
Harbour ReflectionsDigital Photo (magazine), Bauer Media, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, UK. 2016
Black & White Photographs © Irwin Seidman
I welcome you to browse my collections of photographic artwork by clicking here or selecting "portfolios" in the main menu at the top of this page.  If you are in the Owen Sound (Ontario) area, I also invite you to drop by the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op to see a selection of my work in this beautiful gallery setting.  
Photography by Irwin Seidman
Irwin Seidman
8 Lamson Crescent, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, N4K 6C1
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