- Taste the intensity of the wild, visit foreign lands and rediscover our amazing world.
- Street Scenes
Victor A Dyck’s camera and his love for photography.
Growing up on a farm where he found himself indelibly drawn to the form, structure, and beauty of the amazing world around him.
While many might think of this environment as lonely and difficult, Victor found it to be rich with treasure – a place to observe, to learn, to experience and to be part of the magic of nature.
It is no wonder that Victor’s images are filled with profound feeling and soulfulness that connects viewer to the subject.
He is considered by many to have a special “observer” gift – a sense of things that are behind the image, and a gift to capture those unseen aspects through photography.
One can feel the moment captured, the essence of the scene – as if one is actually there – leaves rustling through the golden canyon, the breath of the lion as the hunt is consummated, the pensive look of a child trying to understand a confusing world.
Pictorial narrative of photographer Dyck’s international journey, with accompanying prose by Franks, takes the viewer on a virtual, symbolic journey of physical, mental and spiritual revival. Similar to all journeys into the unknown, this journey starts with a patient receiving a diagnosis of head and neck cancer.
The viewer walks with the protagonist through many moods, on the journey through realization, decision-making, surgery, survival and coming to terms with a new physical, mental and spiritual presence.
As with any enforced journey, the cancer process involves initial shock and disbelief, anger and resolution, equanimity and, finally, an inner spiritual acceptance, a state of personal peace.
Dyck, a caregiver for a head and neck cancer survivor, has used his photographs and the prose of Franks, himself a head and neck cancer survivor, to interpret the cancer surgery survivor’s thought fragments — obvious on one level, but complex, metaphoric and cryptic on other levels.
The truth of these two journeys one a physical, international journey in real time; the second, a journey of the mind and spirit speaks to the truths of all enforced journeys.
The artist and writer hope each viewer will draw on personal experience, memories and reflections from their journeys to come to conclusions of renewal, resurgence and spiritual renaissance.