Biography - Drew Makepeace


Drew Makepeace bought his first SLR camera when he was sixteen, and took it on a family trip to Europe, preferring to return home with photographs, rather than knickknacks, as souvenirs.  For the next fifteen years he shot thousands of photographs in his travels in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.   This provided sufficient material for various small exhibits in Vancouver.

In 2003, Drew switched to digital photography which redoubled his enthusiasm and enabled much more experimentation.  A move to Penticton, BC, afforded new landscapes and cityscapes as photographic subject matter.  The economy of digital photography enabled him to document the demolition of the SuperValu grocery store in 2006. This resulted in the accumulation of 2000 images and culminated in an exhibit for the Penticton Arts Council and Vernon's Gallery Vertigo.  Since then, mundane urban scenes and found objects have formed the backbone of Drew's photographic work.  The curious can find many of these photos posted regularly to http://www.flickr.com/photos/drew_makepeace/.