This dream-like photograph of a sunlit ferry crossing an expanse of sea was taken by Mark Bartkiw. The Canadian photographer often re-interprets the real world in his photos by playing with a variety of techniques to create a collage of images. In this photo, the point of view—high above the seascape framed by mountains in the distance adds to the surreal imagery. Artist’s proof.
“This process of reinterpreting the world is something that I do to feel more at home in the world. But the new world we create puts us on the wrong side of the mirror, looking back at the reflection of our ever-shifting psyches.” Mark Bartkiw
He studied photography at Sheridan College. Bartkiw worked as a freelance photographer in advertising, portraiture and the fashion and music industries for a host of prestigious clients including Toronto Life, Paramount Pictures and Universal Music. His artwork is held in both private and public collections.