Photographic Hero and Mentor Passes On
It is with sad news that I report the passing yesterday (August 29, 2010) of one of the great masters and mentors of Canadian photography– Courtney Milne. For those who did not know Courtney, he was a spiritual and artistic photographer with a passion to inspire wonder and impassioned living through photography. He was a great photo educator that helped raise photography to an art of internal expression.
For me, I ate up every book and article that Courtney wrote. I devoured his images with an insatiable appetite. Through his images and words I grew from a technician in photography to an artist — he was a part of my growing life as a photographer. I was lucky enough to be able to thank him directly for his contributions to my life when he came for a visit to my home a few years ago.
Courtney, thank you for all you gave to the world of photography. Your inspirations will be missed but have been passed on to the souls of those whom you touched with your work.
For more information about Courtney’s passing see here. And finally if you want an insight into how Courtney used photography as more than art but to help reveal life’s unfolding mystery, listen to This I Believe.