On MAY 20, Mike Grandmaison will present his latest pictorial to the ImageTrekkers Photography Club. Grandmaison will be on hand to sign copies of his latest book, Mike Grandmaison’s Ontario, and provide a presentation entitled, “Ontario Naturally,” when he will discuss the creation of his most memorable images and illuminate the techniques behind nature photography.

Grandmaison’s photography has been published worldwide in magazines, calendars and books. With a background in biology, he worked for the Canadian Forest Service in Edmonton and Winnipeg for 20 years. Since he turned to photography full time in 1996, he has published four collections of his natural landscape photography, and he recently opened The Canadian Gallery in Winnipeg. Grandmaison has taught and lectured on photography and conducted nature-focused workshops for many years. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators, the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC), the Society of Graphic Designers, and has received accreditation in “stock” and “nature” from the PPOC. In 2007 he was awarded second prize in the Northern Lights Awards Canada competition for Excellence in Travel Journalism.

Grandmaison has photographed some of the most beautiful places in Canada. In his newest pictorial, Mike Grandmaison’s Ontario, he turns his lens to the landscape he grew up in. Saturated with colour and movement, Grandmaison brings Ontario to vivid life in the gorgeous hardcover, with over 240 photographs providing a glimpse into some of the wildest parts of Ontario. Over the coming months, Ontario visitors and locals alike will be celebrating the best that sports has to offer with the Pan Am Games. Grandmaison provides a different yet harmonious way to celebrate the best that the natural world of Ontario has to offer.

Mike Grandmaison will speak at the Waverley Resource Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Road from 7–9 p.m on May 20; he will also be signing copies of his book at Chapters from 2-4 p.m.