A Bit About Susan Dykstra
For Susan Dykstra, photography is a means of self expression. Every image tells its own story using visual elements from the environment. Photography allows her to create and express her own personality...... she strive to create images that bring out the emotion in our magnificent landscape......emotions that stirs you, the viewer. Susan's approach in creating new work is of attention and attentiveness.......every image needs to have a feeling of emotion and the process can never be rushed. Her focus is on assembling a collection of work that is highly individualistic and supportive of her believes and vision and that allows her to explore the places that intrigue her the most, whether it be in her own backyard or all the corners of Canada, USA or beyond.
Specializing in fine art and nature photography, she has won several photo contests and many awards of which her latest was the Photographic Artist of the Year 2015 and Tibor Horvath Award of Excellence 2015 from the PPOC-ON (Professional Photographers of Canada).. and PPOC-ON Photographic Art of the Year 2016, Susan has placed in the top 50 list of Epson Pano Awards 2016 held in Australia coming in 25th of 4545 entries from 60 different countries. She donations of her work and time to many local organizations for fundraisers, which has been appreciated by many. Her work has graced every cover of Thunder Bay's own "BayView" magazine since 2009. Her images have also appeared in publications of "Natures Best" magazine and "Lake Superior" magazine.
Dykstra's favourite time of year to photograph, is the crisp cold. mid winter when temperatures plunge, revealing the magic of ice, wind and snow on the landscape…. the way it enhances the trees, the grasses and the north shores of Lake Superior or when the northern lights and star trails dance across her lens and into her work.