David Firman

While I've been pursuing photography since high school, the start of my serious work coincides with the completion of my formal, university education as an architect in 1980.

At that time, I was working with a 4" by 5" view camera, doing architectural and landscape studies in rural Manitoba. I now consider these as valuable, timeless documents since many of the rural buildings I photographed have since disappeared.
Within a few years, I began experimenting with ways of expanding my view. This is perhaps a natural outcome of photographing on the prairies where the horizon extends forever and it seems pointless to aim a camera in any one direction. I wanted to capture the broad expanse of a space, as well as the objects that you might see in that space.