Sean McCormick Photography

Saving the beauty in this moment for the ones that follow.

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About Séan

Why buy a hairbrush when you can buy a lens filter?

I’m a lifelong Albertan who prefers towns to cities, cats to dogs, books to sports, and tea to coffee. My first camera was a No. 2 Brownie given to me at age five by my grandmother. This was a mistake as the film and processing costs resulting from this new obsession nearly drove her into bankruptcy over the next two years. Fifty years later, I still own my first camera along with a large collection of antique film cameras and 35mm SLRs.

You can usually find me wandering about the walking trails in Strathmore, Alberta, with at least one camera in hand, (but usually more). I’m always on the prowl for the next image and the local waterfowl wish I would just bugger off. Only a very small sampling of my photography is available through this site. Visit the link below to see all of my photography pages:

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I am a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. I have worked as a wedding and portrait photographer in the past, but no longer. I’m happy with being a hobbyist once again, and all requests to photograph events, groups, or individuals will be politely declined. Any professional images in my portfolio are included for sentimental reasons at this point.

Here’s something most people don’t know about me: I was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1993. Following medical advice has allowed me to live a mostly normal and productive life, to have a family, to maintain consistent employment, and be able to do creative things. I’m not sharing this because I want sympathy or special treatment (I don’t) or for people to think my art is linked to my medical conditions (it isn’t).

I’m disclosing my diagosis because I would like for folks to know that there are those of us with schizophrenia living normally and productively amongst them, contributing to society like everyone else. The next time you watch an episode of a crime show portraying schizophrenics as dangerous, please think of the doofy photographer rocking a dad bod who likes photographing flowers on his evenings and weekends off. We’re people just like you and we’re living our lives just like you are. That’s the bigger story that never makes the news.

Thanks for visiting my site and your interest in me.

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