/ 2023 / Fine Art / Landscape

Inner Respite

  • Prize
    Bronze in Fine Art/Landscape, Gold in Nature/Seasons
  • Photographer
    Yvan Bedard, Canada
  • Studio
    Yvan Bedard Photo Nature
  • Website

Today's busy life calls for a respite, and winter in the countryside has always calmed me down. This series aims to offer people a respite from day-to-day stress as it does for me. Focusing on winter scenes that are minimalist and quasi-monochromatic brings me serenity and a sense of purity. Snow and fog hide unnecessary details and textures, helping me to focus on the essential shapes. Vegetation has lost its colors. I feel the low sun behind the grey clouds. I love the tenderness of the resulting soft light and low contrast which all help me to become more mindful of the present moment.

Born and living near Quebec City, Canada, Yvan Bédard is an awards winner University Emeritus Professor in Engineering who retired at 56 to pursue a full-time career in fine-art landscape photography. Self-taught with 40 years of experience, he participated in several solo and group exhibitions. Published in books and magazines in several countries, he sells successfully in Quebec art galleries since 2014. He exhibited in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Spain, The Netherlands, UK, and USA. His work is found in collectors' homes worldwide and public collections.

Awards Over 60 international awards, including the Minimalist Photography Awards, the Fine Art Photography Awards, the European Photography Awards, the London Photography Awards, the New-York Photography Awards, the One Eyeland World Top 10 Photography Awards, the Epson International Panoramic Photography Awards, the 360° Photography Awards
the ReFocus Photography Awards, and the Monovision Photography Awards among others.