Podcast Episode #5 – Nov 15, 2021
In this podcast interview we will be talking to Chris Stackhouse, a professional photographer specializing in Prairie Landscape, Wave, and Fine Art Photography, currently based in Bayswater, Nova Scotia.
From an early age, growing up on the east coast of England, Chris was attracted to the essence of design, whether industrial or architectural. A talent for drawing and resourceful undertakings such as restoring old cars on a minimal budget led him to a career in civil, mechanical and piping design.
His skills, combined with a passion for the “open spaces” brought him to Calgary in 1981 ostensibly to work in the oil and gas industry. Out and about in his spare time, Chris became hooked on the prairie landscapes and their relatively gentle interactions with modern civilization.
Self-taught in all endeavors, Chris began to explore photography while pursuing a number of freelance careers such as residential construction and renovations, property management and sportfishing guiding.
It was a fateful day whilst listening to a radio program in 1998 when the realization of a radical change to the prairie landscape manifested itself to Chris. Here was a story of the rapid demise of those ghost-like sentinels of the prairie landscape, wooden grain elevators; the very living soul of human presence on the prairies was disappearing forever.
Inspired with a passion to become a photographic archivalist of those passing’s, Chris went on to spend 12 years systematically visiting and photographing most of the remaining wooden elevators across Western Canada and many from the United States.
2004 Marked the beginning of Chris’s acknowledgement of his photographic achievements and skills with his first photo exhibition, a very successful solo show entitled “End of the Line” that featured 59 prairie images. Since that time Chris has continued to exhibit his work every year, expanding his portfolio to include a unique style of ocean waves imagery, a large collection of European church doors, abstracts, panoramic landscapes and Mexican Life.
His images have been published in many magazines and papers with showings at the Calgary Stampede, Beall Park Art Center in Bozeman, Montana, Sooke Fine Arts Show, Artspring Art Center and Galleons Lap Photo Gallery on Saltspring Island, British Columbia.
Currently Chris lives on the south shore of Nova Scotia, continuing to explore and look for unique subject matter and photographing the great outdoors throughout the east coast of North America.
Visit Chris and learn more at: chrisstackhouse.com
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The Music snippets that you hear in the intro and outro of the podcast is from “upbeat-motivation-corporate” by M-Dewala on Pixabay Music.