Stu shoots mainly nature and scenics in the southern Manitoba and surrounding areas. Sometimes his travels take him across Canada or to other parts of the world. He especially enjoys historic places and “wild places” where the intrusion of humans is less evident.

Stu strives for pictures that show an aspect of something that is rarely or never visible to the observer. Examples include unusual weather or lighting conditions, motion of clouds or water and photos of live insects and butterflies in the field showing more detail than can be seen with the naked eye. This year he has been working to capture a series of macro photographs of boreal forest lichens.

Taking the photo is only the first part of the creative process. Stu prefers a natural look in prints and works hard to apply his knowledge and experience to create prints that truly reflect the original scenes. For the last few years he has been creating short runs of giclee prints for other artists and finds it very satisfying to produce a print essentially indistinguishable from the original art work.

Stu’s work has been well received at judged art shows and competitions such as The Red River Photo Exhibition and he values the feedback received. He also enjoy attending photography workshops and reading widely to learn new techniques to further develop and refine his skill and vision.

Stu is a member of the Pinawa Art Gallery and his work is available there and at local town markets and sales. It can also be viewed at his web site, Borealimages.ca, and can be special-ordered using the contact information on the web site. You can contact Stu directly at iversons@granite.mb.ca