Once told that photography was not art, Ginny Fobert believes that a photograph is made, not taken. It is made in your own mind and with your own eye. It is slow and considered in its making. It can indeed be art! Primarily a self-taught photographer, her goal is to bring photography further into the art world using unique photographic techniques.
“Some photographers have a uniform, recognizable style. To me, it seems limiting to only photograph the world in one way.
I don’t consider myself to be a traditional photographer. I like to look for something of interest to photograph and go beyond it to find a different way to portray what I see. Photography allows me to get outside the box, be a bit rebellious, break some rules and get away with it. Photography is a way of slowing down, escaping the norm and watching the world move at a more peaceful pace. The day I discovered photography I also discovered a hidden part of myself.”
Ginny is an accomplished fine art photographer who has had numerous solo shows with the City of Ottawa, and has been involved in multiple art festivals and exhibitions across Ontario.