After 39 years of working elsewhere, I’m now a photographer, and graduate of Durham College’s Digital Photography Program.
I spent my professional business career delivering change to people who didn’t want it (and learning a lot about human nature along the way). And along the way, two university degrees in Science (B.Sc.) and Business (MBA). My career also included a stint in the Air Force Reserve, where I learned about maintaining helicopters and had the privilege of getting to know some of Canada’s first astronauts. Flew weightless while conducting life sciences experiments – twice.
In 2014, it was time take my lifelong passion for photography and “focus” on being an artist – through the frame of a lens and the training offered at Durham College. Two scholarships later, along with permanent residence on the honour roll, tell me I made the right choice. I’m not happy unless I’m learning.
I’m now the owner of Nina Kirienko Photography. I am especially drawn to fine art, architectural, landscape and event photography, but enjoy almost any form of image-taking. The world is full of fascinating natural and man-made landmarks, many of which tell compelling stories of survival or imagination or both. My aim is to find and photograph as many of them as I can. When I do photograph people, I most enjoy portraying them in a place or situation that inspires them.
I’ve also experimented with video production, and enjoy delivering documentary, interview or profile pieces, particularly when they showcase the life or artistry of colleagues.
I live just outside Toronto, Canada. Most summers will find me in the garden or taking pictures. Winters are a whole different matter.
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Nina Kirienko Photography Portfolio 2016 (PDF Version)
A bit of backstory on one of the techniques I use as a photographer: