The War of 1812

The War of 1812

Having made a number of historical documentaries, I found myself making quite a number of friends in the re-enactment community. One day, they invited me to one of their events — to paddle down the Nottawasaga River, just as the Glengarry Light Infantry did on their march from Kingston to Wasaga Beach to paddle up Georgian Bay to For Michilimackinac to resupply and relieve it.

Needless to say, I was hooked. Living as they would have (within reason), in costume, provides some unique opportunities for photography.

These photographs all invoke a feeling in me. I never subscribed to the lens size, f-stop, shooting speed digital or film, or the artsy-fartsy type of shooting. The camera is nothing more than a tool. You can drive a nail with a hammer or rock… both will get the job done. I want a clear, concise record of what the photographer saw, with luck, from a new perspective and hence my photography reflects that. Many of these images are something that the average person will never see from my perspective.

Seaghan — Photographer

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