A long time ago, near the Great Lakes, I used my after-school work savings to buy an Olympus Rangefinder camera. I was obsessed with taking landscape photos until the camera accidentally tumbled over a cliff and met an ugly demise.
After many intervening years and a work retirement, I have resumed taking photos. I joined PCV a year ago.
My focus is my own enjoyment. My desire is to record beauty as I appreciate it to satisfy some sort of internal urge. All my photos relate to the natural or human environment, whether landscapes, birds, fine art, or city scenes. I prefer B&W when lighting allows.
More can be found at: www.instagram.com/jkonovsky
I want to thank and honour each of the relevant Indigenous communities for privilege or permission to take these pictures on their ancestral lands:
Diving Booby—Monqui (these people and their culture were lost shortly after the arrival of the Jesuits in 1697), Loreto, BCS, Mexico
Our Lady of Lourdes—unceded Kʷu Stəmtímaʔ (Upper Nicola) Territory, BC, Canada
Stop—unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-waututh) Territories, BC, Canada
Texture of Fire—unceded səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-waututh) Territory, BC, Canada