Allan Mandell is a photographic artist living in Victoria BC. For over twenty years his garden and horticultural images have been published internationally in magazines and books, including six books as sole photographer. When not in his studio or out in his kayak, he leads seasonal arts tours to the source of his inspiration, the gardens of Kyoto, Japan.
All my photographic compositions are based on three key ingredients: simplicity of line; harmony of proportion; and equality of attention. As I get older, these two statements make more and more sense to me: "I see no reason for recording the obvious." (Edward Weston) and "One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are." (Minor White)