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Black & white photography explored during Serenity in Winter exhibit at Studio 2880

Dennis Webster of LightSong Images is at the Feature Gallery at Studio 2880 with his black and white photography from Dec. 9 to mid-January.
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Serenity in Winter is Dennis Webster's exhibit in the Feature Gallery at Studio 2880 2880 through mid-January.

Dennis Webster of LightSong Images is in the Feature Gallery at Studio 2880 with his black and white photography through mid-January for his Serenity in Winter exhibit.

His father-in-law gave him a camera more than 30 years ago and Webster soon realized photography was an art form worth exploring.

Nature is his most popular subject.

His Serenity of Winter exhibition consists of 10 black and white images and there is intention behind the theme.

“When you go out in winter it’s pretty serene, it’s pretty relaxing and calming and there is a contrast,” Webster said. “The leaves are gone for the most part on deciduous trees so there’s black and white there and for the evergreens the darkness comes out and I see the serenity and I see the starkness - the contrast between the stark snow and the backgrounds - so I thought let’s try it all in black and white and see what happens. And they turned out pretty good.”

Putting the exhibit together has been a bit of a stressful time for Webster as he sent the prints down to Chilliwack for plaque-mounting but despite the flooding damage to roads, the prints made it back to Prince George in time for the show.

“I think the appreciation for Prince George winter, appreciation for my creativity as a photographer and that photography can be black and white and be really good and I want people to look at the images and say ‘yeah, I do like winter - there is beauty there,’” Webster said.