As this year our photography exhibition is virtual, Arta Gallery director/curator Fay Athari and the Arta Team has curated a series of artist Q&A to introduce all amazing photographers that are part of our Time Lost exhibition.

Today we are having a Q&A with Toronto-based photographer Edith Levy. Edith has been involved in photography and the creative arts for over 30 years, earning a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal. In the last 10 years, she has focused primarily on landscape and travel photography, embracing the beauty that she see around me and the people that she meets during her travels.

Why did you choose to pursue a career as a photographer?

I love capturing the essence of a place, a time or a person. I enjoy many forms of photography and each is unique. Interpreting a scene that I see first with my own eyes and then through the camera's lens into the final printed image and then having that photograph resonate with the viewer in an existential way is what keeps me going as a photographer.
What is your favorite subject to photograph?
Lanscapes and waterscapes
What makes the good picture stand out from the average?
Art is subjective there are many elements that make a good photographer but there should be a point of interest or tell a story and most importantly it must hold the viewers interest.

Whose work has influenced you most?  
Eliot Porter, Ormond Gigli, Elliot Erwitt

What type of cameras do you shoot with?

Canon 5D Mark III

What kind of tools do you use for post-processing?
Lightroom and Photoshop

What is the most rewarding part of being a photographer for you?

The most rewarding is that photography inspires my imagination. I also find the entire process rewarding, from being out in the field shooting to post production.

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