Our very good friends Darwin Wiggett and Samantha Chrysanthou have just released their newest eBook “50 at 50”, a retrospective look back at Darwin’s photographic career so far. Darwin is one of Canada’s most creative and inspiring photographers and “50 at 50” is a great glimpse into his photographic journey and for us a nostalgic look back.
Darwin and I first met when we were both starting our graduate research at the U. of A. where we shared an office. At the same time both of us were also getting into photography and we started to go out photographing together when we had some free time. After grad school our paths diverged slightly, but photography kept us together and at least from my perspective helped us both develop as photographers. Over the course of time we have shared lots of great times and wonderful adventures. Darwin was the MC at our wedding and by the time he had finished his little speech, including some comments about a dead pelican and other things that I don’t want to repeat, I was sure that Leslie’s parents were going to drag her out of the reception hall saying that their daughter wasn’t going to have any thing to do with these guys. Luckily that didn’t happen and we all continued to enjoy photography and life together.
“50 at 50” is a wonderful read, whether you know Darwin or not, and it contains some of Darwin’s favourite images (50 to be exact) that he has taken over his 25 year career. We just wish the book would have been called “100 at 50” or “200 at 50” because there are so many more photos that Darwin has taken that deserved to be include.
You can purchase a copy of “50 at 50” by going to Darwin and Samantha’s website oopoomoo.com. In addition to the regular eBook, Darwin is offering a special limited collector’s edition that not only includes the eBook but also a fine art 13×19 inch print of the Killarney Canoe (the cover image of “50 at 50”). – Mark