Ojibway featured in Mudpuppy exhibit

 

 

By Adam D’Andrea

 

A Windsor-born photographer returned to Essex County last weekend to show off her work at the Mudpuppy Gallery.

Kendal Turner, 20, displayed her special exhibit titled “A Walk Through the Park” during a reception at the gallery on March 20. Turner, who studies digital photography at Lambton College in Sarnia, became interested in photography when she was in Grade 11 at W.F. Herman Secondary School in Windsor.

“I liked the creativity part because I was never really good at math and science,” said Turner. “I like the creativity and I liked capturing moments and saving them for people to look at and enjoy.”

Lambton College digital photography student Kendal Turner displays her special exhibit “A Walk Through the Park” at the Mudpuppy Gallery on March 20. Turner’s exhibit featured a number of photos taken at Ojibway Park. Photo by: Adam D’Andrea

Lambton College digital photography student Kendal Turner displays her special exhibit “A Walk Through the Park” at the Mudpuppy Gallery on March 20. Turner’s exhibit featured a number of photos taken at Ojibway Park. Photo by: Adam D’Andrea

After taking a photo class in high school she began a placement at a local photography studio. She then decided that photography would be her career path and joined the digital photography program at Lambton in September 2014.

Her exhibit on Sunday featured a number of photographs taken at Ojibway Park throughout different days and times of the year. Turner’s goal was to show the beauty and diversity the park has to offer, as well as demonstrate why Ojibway should be saved for future generations. Although this time around her photography focused on nature and wildlife, Turner’s work generally touches upon many different themes and subjects.

“I have a lot (of favourite subjects) actually. I like to do children, I like to do still life, I like to do nature. I really like to shoot any type of subject that works for me.”

Turner plans on continuing to pursue her dream of becoming a professional photographer and hopes to open her own business within the next few years.

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