South Atrium Exhibition
Donna Mair is a photographer currently living in the Okanagan, originally from Vancouver. Mostly self-taught, she divides her time between photography, running her own music review site, and philanthropic creativity.
Mair’s works have a distinct style that reflects her belief in capturing the often mundane in a new and interesting way. She revels in the gritty realism of the photographic art, and most images are captured in-camera with very little post editing.
Donna has been a member of Gallery Vertigo for the last 3 years and has shown her work there, as well as other local coffee shops, The Vernon Public Gallery, and Coat Check Gallery. Her photos have been published in the Vancouver Province newspaper, the BC Museum Roundup magazine, Loudwire Magazine and St Albert Gazette.
“I have always been attracted to photography partly due to the instantaneous nature it allows for creating.
In my photographic pursuits, I am drawn to strong elements – lines, texture, repeating patterns; contrasts of color, shapes or subject matters – these are what catch my eye. I am at my most creative when walking the streets of the ‘urban jungle’, camera in hand, feeding off the energy of the city and the people. The variety is endless, the colors and textures magical.
My current exhibit is a culmination of 2 years of shoe leather, blisters, and soaking wet exploration both on the downtown streets, and the suburban parks and work yards (with a road trip thrown in). I hope you enjoy it.”