Simeon Posen brings an added dimension of brilliance to his works by carefully selecting the conditions of light and weather for the subject chosen. His exposures can require up to 30 minutes. This study and patience bring an intensity yet subtlety to his nature studies.
Born and raised in Toronto, Simeon Posen is a landscape and architectural photographer with works spanning over four decades. His studies in architecture and stage design contribute to the unique perspective evident in his black and white photographs – namely, illuminating the intricacies of the parts to express the structure of the whole, whether created by nature or by man.
Posen’s technique, style and composition are also influenced by such photographers as Marie Cosindas, Wynn Bullock and Brett Weston and Ansel Adams with whom he studied in California.
Receiving both federal and provincial grants, Posen has conducted extensive photographic studies of the architecture of France, Austria, Iran and Greece; as well as broadly documenting the Ontario landscape.
Today, Posen continues his exploration of photographic art through blending new and old technology, frequently exhibiting while continuing his professional career in architecture.
- 2012 Solo photographic exhibition at Gallery Arcturus, Toronto, Ontario
2011 Photography of Landscape at Tobermory, Ontario
2011 Liss Gallery, Doors Open Toronto, Ontario
2011 Photography of Landscape at Point Lobos, California
2010 Photography of Landscape at Tobermory, Ontario
2009 Photographic solo exhibition at Gallery Arcturus, Toronto, Ontario
2009 Photographic solo exhibition at the Liss Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2009 Photographic exhibition at Rayco Gallery, San Francisco, California
2009 Photography of Landscape at Point Lobos, California
2008 Part of four photographer exhibition at the Village Gallery, Port Credit, Ontario
2007 Photographic exhibitions at Gallery Arcturus and ACA Gallery for the month of Toronto's Contact photo exhibition event
2006 Photographic exhibition at Gallery Arcturus for the month of Toronto's Contact photo exhibition event
2004 Photography of Architecture in Vienna
2003 Photography of Landscape on Vancouver Island, British Columbia
2002 Photographic exhibition at the Liss Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2002 Photography of Landscape on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick
2002 Photographic exhibition at Gallery Arcturus for the month of Toronto's Contact photo exhibition event
2000 Photographs accepted for Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition - City Hall
2000 Solo photographic exhibition in Port Dover Ont. through the Lynwood Arts Centre, Simcoe, Ontario
1997 Photographic exhibition at the Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1996 Solo photographic exhibition at the Gallery Arcturus, Toronto, Ontario
1995 Solo photographic exhibition at the Aurora Public Library, Ontario
1993 The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography acquires five photographs for their collection
1984 Solo photographic exhibition at Erindale College, Mississauga, Ontario
1983 Part of a four photographer exhibition at the Magic Image Gallery, Pickering, Ontario
1981 Part of five photographer exhibition at the Burton Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1979 Part of two photographer exhibition at ACT Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1977 Solo photographic exhibition at the Robertson Gallery, Ottawa
1977 Exhibited in “Exposure” at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
1977 One-man photographic exhibition at Gallery Scollard, Toronto, Ontario