About Alexandra Morrison, Photographer

alexandra_morrison-photographerHello!  I’m Alexandra Morrison, a digital and photographic artist.  I won’t bore you with all the details, but I know people are always curious about the human being “behind” the Web site.  So to help you get to know me, here are the highlights.

And I promise to respect your intelligence by not starting out by telling you I became enamored with photography when I was 13 (or 12 or 16, or 18) when I got my first camera!

The truth is I don’t really remember WHEN photography became a part of my life, but I was always “into” art, even at the early age of 4 when my over eager grandparents submitted one of my scribbles to some magazine art contest and I ended up winning first prize!

At university (in the days way before digital; remember key-punch cards??) I became a member of the photography club and honed the fine art of seeing in the dark as I spent countless hours in the darkroom trying to make sense of it all, and wishing I had paid more attention during chemistry class.  I did have some interesting results though, and encouraged by friends, teachers and family, pursued it as a hobby till I got wrapped up in my career as a marketing and communications type working on environmental projects.  Left the old 35mm mouldering in its case and only ever brought it out on the occasional trip to Europe or the beach!

A revival of sorts happened in the late 90s with the arrival of affordable digital cameras…and I reinvigorated my love affair with photography.  And so, here I am, now an internationally recognized professional photographer, Craftsman of Photographic Arts (CPA), accredited by the Professional Photographers Association of Canada in Stock Photography, and Canadian Photographic Artist of the Year (2009), and Manitoba Photographer of the Year, 2015, 2012 and 2011.

You can keep up with my portfolio here, or read more about how I make my images on my education site at www.nature-photography-central.com.