Norman Silverstone
Silverstone Photographics

NORMAN SILVERSTONE - PHOTOGRAPHY
BIOGRAPHY
Norman Silverstone was born in Montreal where, at the age of nine, he began experimenting with photography when his father gave him his first camera - a Kodak Brownie Starflash.
His fascination with the camera has included both commercial and artistic ventures. He apprenticed with Master Photographer, Jac-Guy, and later graduated from the "Famous Photographers School" in New York City.
He then opened a studio in Montreal specializing in Portraiture, Weddings, Fashion and Model Portfolios. During this period he freelanced for several
Montreal newspapers - the Westmount Examiner,
the Ville St. Laurent News, and the Architectural Digest.
He moved to Vancouver in 1971 to further his career. Many of the photomurals that he printed at this time are still on display throughout the City. He explored the potential of black and white photography by printing on fabric and metallic paper. He made his own chemicals and paper negatives, experimented with bleach etch processing and copper toning which resulted in a 1978 Show at the Great Pacific Canvas Company.
From 1978 to 1982 Silverstone lived in Los Angeles, California. Here he taught photography to the Stars in their homes, photographed Art Openings, Oil Paintings, Sculptures, and Interior Design.
Returning to Vancouver in 1982, he begin printing in Cibachrome, which led to custom printing in this medium for artists such as Don Dutton, Jack Scrivner, and Chris Dikeakos.
He has continued with his portrayal of photography as an art form with various exhibitions including: Presentation House - 1988, Danaan Cafe - 1989, Van-City Savings and Credit Union - 1991, Exposure Gallery - 1991, Sinclair Centre – 1994, Nanaimo Arts Council – 1995, Nanaimo Art Gallery – 1996, 1997, Brandt Festival – 1998, Nanaimo International Café – 2002, Acme Food company – 2005, Parksville Festival of Art –2006, Calgary Stampede International Photo Exhibit – 2005, 2006, Rollins Art Gallery – 2006, Mermaid Gallery in Nelson - 2007, Rollins Art Gallery - 2009
In his diverse photographic career, Silverstone has worked as a photographer, an artist, a teacher, and a technician. His primary focus has been Portraiture. Currently he is drawing on his talents and wealth of personal resources in the Fine Arts field and perpetually replenishing his artistic por

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Address: Port Alberni BC V9Y4S2

Home Phone: (250) 724-2033
Office Phone: (250) 724-2033
Office Fax: (250) 724-2033

Email Address: nsilverstone@telus.net
Web site: http://www.silverstonephotos.com

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