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Chris Van Walleghem
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Canada
Photography is both a hobby and a passion for me. It is a form of expression, an escape and a method of catharsis. In the words of Thomas Merton, "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

As my gallery no doubt illustrates, I am a birder (bird watcher) as well. I find birds to be fascinating creatures, and I find their company to be quite peaceful. The songs and calls of birds, along with the beauty of nature, compliment the experience of my photographic expeditions.

While I prefer going to parks and nature reserves, I won't hesitate to photograph birds along my walks in the city. I have an interest in urban birds as well, so you may find photos of common birds in usual settings. I admire their ability to adapt.

I also love taking pictures of scenery, capturing my favorite musicians at concerts and pretty much anything else that catches my eye.

Whether I am taking photos of birds, wildlife or nature, it all serves as artistic therapy. Photographing things that I find beautiful or that catch my eye is my way of "stopping to smell the roses," as it were. I can literally say that continuing my photographic passion is "what the doctor ordered."

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2015-08-08 19.05.19 by vanwaglajam

I apologize for my absence over the last while. It seems I am perpetually falling behind, and I am sort of all over the map nowadays, but wanted to take a moment to share my gratitude and some updates.

Part of the reason I am not as active on DA is that I have been branching out. I have my own Facebook page, I started an Instagram account and I spend a lot of time looking for photo contests to enter or opportunities to showcase my work and I am working on my third calendar. I haven't stopped taking photos either, so I guess it goes without saying I spend a lot of time going through the photos I take. Long story short, my hands are not idle.

Last weekend, I was part of the New West Culture Crawl in New Westminster, BC. It was two days, and my photo was one of many works showcasing local talent. My photo was part of the exhibition at the Sixth Street Pop-up + Gallery. It was so amazing having my name stencilled on the window along with the other artists and having my photo on display (see above). I submitted four photos, but this is the photo they went with.
Canon Beach Reflections by vanwaglajam
I was given lots of great advice from the gallery owner, and was told that they will keep me in the loop for future exhibitions.

Finally, I want to thank everyone for the ongoing support. Whether you are watchers who have commented on my work or adding my photos to your list of favourites, you have been a big part of my artistic journey. I may take days to respond to a comment, but it does not mean I appreciate your insight any less. Many of you will no doubt have noticed I do not thank for every single favourite any more, but I try to spread out my gratitude. I do this not only as a time-saving measure, but mostly because felt I was a bit of nuisance redundantly thanking everyone for every single favourite.

Cheers!

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MaresaSinclair Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
Thank you for the favourites Chris! Much appreciated.
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Codinas Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot Chris, for the fave!!:iconkirbyfaveplz:
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vanwaglajam Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome. :)
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Nipntuck3 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
many thanks for the fave :)
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vanwaglajam Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome. :)
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vw1956 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You so much for the :star: on platanus by vw1956 ! :)
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vanwaglajam Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome. :)
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vw1956 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:thanks:
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Sublime-Feline Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks dear Chris for the favorite! I highly appreciate your support!!
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vanwaglajam Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You are most welcome. :)
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