Living A Creative Life
"I was raised in an environment that promoted living a creative life, and the values instilled in me by my parents (both artists) have taken me on a worldwide journey facilitated by photography, and teaching.
At age twelve I established a small graphic design business, designing logos and graphics for my father's clients at his small town print shop. I have vivid memories of learning to work his wonderful old Heidelberg, windmill feed, letterpress – which scared me a little - and of watching my mother work in her studio producing works of art in glass, clay, paint and various other medium.
Photography came to me easily, and it fit well with my interests in arts, people and travel, providing me with a creative and personal form of visual communication.
Now, twenty-five years after pursuing a degree in Photographic Arts and Technology at Ryerson University, and working around the world for international publications, corporate, government, and non-governmental clients, I have found a home on the west coast of Canada where along with my wife Diana, and our daughter Molly, we operate Lúz Studio and Reciprocity Editions.
My recent partnership with Leica Camera, and the Leica Akademie North America, offers an exciting collaboration and opportunity to work directly with people throughout North America who share a passion for fine photography, printmaking, and books.
Living a creative life has given me multiple, but compatible identities as an artist, photographer, teacher, printer and maker of fine handmade books, and it offers me the ultimate blend of exploration, travel and time at home where I can work creatively at our studio.
Quinton Gordon, is an award winning photographer, teacher, and publisher whose work has featured in numerous international publications, documentary projects and exhibitions in Canada, the United States and New Zealand.
He is an instructor with the Leica Akademie North America as well as proprietor at Lúz Studio and Reciprocity Editions.
From 1995 to 2000 he served on the faculty of the department of Documentary Photography at Massey University in New Zealand. He is a contributing photographer to the Canadian collective Photo Sensitive and is the founder and co-owner of Lúz Studio & Gallery for the Photographic Arts.
2008 Hasselblad Masters Award - Semi-Finalist
2007 Summit International Creative Award
2005 Summit International Creative Award
2002 IRMA Photojournalism Award
MILE ZERO : A PLACE UNCERTAIN Hand-made Book, by Quinton Gordon
Mile Zero : A Place Uncertain is an exploration of the artist’s relationship to a city struggling with its identity and the burden of modern urban disfunction. Quinton’s images are richly charged and evocative visual metaphors for a place uncertain.
* Featured in Lauren Henkin’s wonderful article on handmade books; Photo District News: March 2012 [view]
Published by: Reciprocity Editions
Edition: Limited to 20 + 5 AP books handmade by the artist (2 copies remain!)
Release Date: March 2012
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P. + 250 590-7557