"Approaching Storm, Highwood Pass"
Steve Speer, "Approaching Storm, Highwood Pass," 1996, archival ink print on Hahnemunle 100% rag paper, 16" x 20".
Four By Five Gallery, Calgary
Dec 6 to Dec 29, 2007
By Wes Lafortune
The owner of Calgary’s Four by Five Gallery of Photography will be exhibiting his own work at the space in Art Central this December. “I’ve been photographing since I was 18 years old,” says Steve Speer. “I’ve been focusing on the landscape forever.” Starting out using the 35mm format, Speer now captures landscapes using 4 x 5 and 8 x 10 large-format cameras. This fall’s group show will include 16” x 20” black and white prints made from negatives that Speer exposed while exploring Kananaskis country south of Banff this past summer. “I was recently doing some work for Parks Canada in Jasper and I have to say that I think Kananaskis is just as stunning,” he says. Speer has recently decided to convert the gallery into to a photo co-operative. To kick off the change from gallery to co-operative, Four By Five will host the exhibition, Perspectives — large format landscape photographs that will include Speer’s work in addition to images by Tom Hamp, Allan King and Jim Kitchen.
Represented by: Four By Five Gallery, Calgary; The Mountain Gallery, Kananaskis, AB.