Walker's colourful, sharp images of city scenes mostly are striking and always popular. A graduate of Montreal's Sir George Williams University, where he studied Fine Arts and painting in particular, he has carved a niche for himself in the competitive world of contemporary photography. A chance encounter with an American artist proved to be an inspiration to Walker.

"In 1975, the American street photographer Lee Friedlander came to Montreal to give a workshop and I decided to participate in it out of a sense of curiosity. I was immediately overwhelmed with the virtuosity of his technique and the uniqueness of his vision. He would give photographic assignments to the group and return a couple of weeks later for critiques. He was very complementary of my work, which encouraged me to take "straight photography" more seriously. At this point I began to have an intuitive feeling that the syntax and vocabulary of black & white photography were quickly being exhausted so from that point on, I switched to switch to colour. Which at that time was still considered a novelty."

How fortuitous.

Walker's latest exhibition is taking place in Warsaw, where he is a frequent visitor. (He is married to a Polish fashion designer.) The exhibition was titled Colour in the Street, all the pictures were taken in Times Square.

www.RobertWalkerPhoto.com(lien externe)

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