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Metamorphosis rocks

Photographer Colin Campbell captures the colour, shape and texture of coastal rock formations.

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Campbell's Brier Island Basalt
  • Campbell's Brier Island Basalt

After traversing the American southwest, photographer Colin Campbell got to thinking about rock formations, and his focus quickly shifted to back to home. At first glance, some of Metamophosis' pieces could be mistaken for paintings rather than photos, highlighting the rocks' abstract features and punches of colour. "I enjoy seeing the natural world through my lens and I frame my images to explore line, shape, texture and colour. Rock has it all," says Campbell, who travelled across Nova Scotia last spring snapping shots of coastal geology to complement the photos he took in the States. "I initially called the exhibit Metamorphosis to evoke the transformations that give geological features their visual impact," he says. "Little did I realize at the outset that I too would undergo a metamorphosis as this project evolved."

To August 28, Viewpoint Gallery, 1272 Barrington Street, 420-0854

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