Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Garry Budyk

Garry Budyk is a nature and wildlife photographer, birder and naturalist from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Garry has a passion for the diverse landscapes of Manitoba, ranging from the dramatic skies and vistas of the prairies, to the rugged wilderness of the Canadian Shield, to Manitoba's "inland seas".

Prairie Two-Track, Pierson, Manitoba

We see a connection to the history of Manitoba in his photographs of old barns and prairie grain elevators, inviting viewers to relive memories and revisit their own family histories.

The Old Red Barn, Wampum, Manitoba

Great Gray Owl, Bird River, Manitoba

“I strive to create images that take a step beyond being simply “beautiful pictures” (and I daresay there are unlimited opportunities to find said beauty in Manitoba!). What I attempt to create are images that catch the viewer's eye, draws them into the scene and makes a connection to their own life experience. Smiles and good memories of sitting by a rushing waterfall … Grandpa's old barn … hearing the crunch of autumn leaves as you walked that path through the forest … that little owl you found roosting in your backyard. Beautiful photos yes, but hopefully so much more.”

Autumn Trail, Birds Hill Provincial Park, Manitoba

Grain Exchange Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Black and white continues to be an important part of Garry's work.  Architectural gems in Winnipeg's Historic Exchange District, old prairie grain elevators and monochromatic renderings of the natural world are some of the main themes Garry presents in black and white.

Garry's" Images of Manitoba” grace homes and businesses worldwide, showcasing the beauty of Manitoba to audiences around the globe.