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Hans Arnold

Landscape / Nature
& Wildlife Photographer

About Hans

About Hans Arnold • Landscape/Nature & Wildlife Photographer

Hans Arnold has been photographing for 42 years traveling from his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, located in the prairies of Canada. Born and raised in Germany for the first ten years of his life his family then moved to Canada in 1959 where he quickly learned about visual adaptations by drawing, painting and gradually moving into the art of photography.

He has been photographing professionally since 1979 while holding a full time job as a Facilities Project Manager in a large Manitoba school division. Since his retirement in July 2009, he has immersed himself into becoming a premier outdoor photographer, lecturer, teacher and workshop presenter. He now teaches school children, as a consultant, the art of seeing the world through a camera. His courses have enriched the lives of thousands of children and hundreds of adults through comprehensive workshops designed to teach from the basics to the intermediate level.

Hans is called upon to lecture at all the Manitoba camera clubs as well as organizations connected to the tourism trade, corporations, associations, and most recently several local camera clubs in Mesa and Phoenix, Arizona. He is a renowned photo judge for numerous events including the Air Canada enRoute Photo Contest, the Manitoba Camera Club including their public critiques and the Manitoba Red River Exhibition Photo Contest.

His active role in giving back what he has learned is one of his inspirations to explore the art of photography in new and skilful ways. This process has assisted in creating his unique style of picture taking and has taught him to become prolific and updated in the fast moving world of digital processing. He is self-taught in wide format print technology and produces most of his fine art décor work including his own framing from his home base.

His current genre of photography is mainly outdoor imagery that includes landscapes, nature in large or small scale, urban, wildlife, and people with a high degree of facial character. A solid mix of interests that has allowed him to produce a best seller coffee table book “ Wish You Were Here, A Photographic Journey of the Canadian Landscape “ in 2004. His latest new coffee table book graced the shelves of bookstores in October 2013 titled “ UpNorth, Manitoba’s Last Frontier “, which highlights his latest works of images taken in his own province. It was the best selling book in its category at McNally Robinson Booksellers twice during 2014 and has been used by Friesen Printers in a Canada wide entry at the 2014 Canadian Printing Awards Gala and won gold in the “Offset / Hardcover Printing” category. It is now on the Canadian best-seller list for a self published coffee table book.

It is not unusual that Hans travels from his home base many times a year. From 2007 to 2019 he has journeyed to the Ukraine, Scotland, Germany, France, Ireland, several times to Africa and at least half of the states in the USA, including all the provinces in Canada. He has inventoried 100,000 usable images that have produced numerous workshops, presentations and stock images for many publications and calendars across Canada. He continues to photograph the landscape and its cultures wherever he and his partner have the desire to travel, whether it is for personal reasons or for assignments.

Most of his work is printed and sold as limited edition fine art for personal décor and for corporate, government and cliental who are simply attracted to his unique style and subject matter. His work is showcased across Canada and the United States and is regarded among some of the finest photographs available from a Canadian photographer.

Personal Statement

I was raised to be a visionary from an early age, to accept my surroundings as an ever changing palette. Time has taught me well and now I strongly believe in what I am doing in the field. The images I take are an extension of my belief in the good of this earth and it has provided others the benefit to enjoy and learn from my visionary experiences. For me photography is an artistic satisfaction, an urge that has no boundaries and a further desire to do it all again, in different light, in many locations and in all seasons.

I want you to be inspired, learn from my mistakes, learn from yours and above all strive to be different and unique in your own way.

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