RICHARD WEAR is one of Canada's preeminent wildlife,landscape and fine art photographers.
In addition, his images of early to mid 1970's black and white photographs reveals an inherant
and powerful sense of composition and unerring ability to handle and manipulate light at the
same time. His unique eye interprets and captures emphemeral images of the world in a
artistically simplified approach. Richard received his photographic education at the
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, where he graduated with distinction.
His work has been used by National Geographic, MasterCard, Canadian Geographic, Photolife, various advertising agencies and book covers.
In past years Richard was awarded The Grand Prize by Canadian Geographic for his print
"Prairie Storm", a dramatic view of a quiet country road leading straight into menacing skies.
His bison panoramic photograph was selected for its outstanding light and powerful
perspective captured top honors in the Nature category of Photo Life Magazine’s,
International Contest. .
"We need to be aware that the pictures we take today are tomorrow’s history:
challenge yourself to document for the future."