Dyer’s image “Almost Touching” is a Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) award winning photo. It will be exhibited at the APAC Photo show in the Mission Art Gallery, July 5-25, 2022.

Dyer’s image “Almost Touching” is a Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) award winning photo. It will be exhibited at the APAC Photo show in the Mission Art Gallery, July 5-25, 2022.

Photo club show opens July 5 at the Mission Art Gallery

Phil Dyer’s image, Almost Touching, is a Canadian Association for Photographic Art award winner

Thinking outside the frame has led Phil Dyer to the creation of his unique style of photographic art. Tossing aside one of the basic tenants of photography – “keep your subject sharp” – Dyer has blurred his images, distilling them into billowing shapes, undulating lines, and glorious colours.

His work takes us into a surreal realm, where imagination intersects with unexpected forms and flowing colours.

Dyer began experimenting with his style of abstract photography in 2012. His interest was piqued by the work of photographer and artist, Josh Adamski.

Adamski’s images struck a chord in Dyer and he began his own journey into creating abstract images.

“What I enjoy is seeing how each image develops,” said Dyer. “It depends on what I start with, and what techniques are applied. Sometimes I like the outcome from a first try and, other times, it takes multiple attempts.”

The first thing Dyer looks for is bright colour in his original image that he thinks will blend well and harmonize with the other tones in his photograph.

Using photo editing software, he creates his magic as he transforms an image into stunning art pieces. Some of his images tell a story while others simply stop the viewers in their tracks with their visual impact.

Dyer’s image “Almost Touching” is a Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA) award winning photo. It will be exhibited at the APAC Photo show in the Mission Art Gallery, July 5-25, 2022.

Another project was a series of four images which told a story entitled “Attraction”. This set of photos recently won a First Place and a Gold Medal in the Curves and Lines Competition held by the Canadian Association of Photographic Art.

Dyer strives to produce images that he would hang on his own wall. It is a bonus for him if viewers engage with his work and enjoy what they see.

Check out Dyer’s work at www.fineartamerica.com.

– written and submitted by Doreen Jung