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ABOUT CORY SINE

"It is a great leap of faith to take a deep breath and, for the first time, answer,"Professional photographer" when asked about your occupation.  Professional photography is an utterly absorbing job and requires a unique skill set of passion, technical expertise and, most important, a great eye for composition.  Cory Sine is working very hard to achieve his professional photography goals and I have been very impressed with his dedication to learning the craft.  He is already producing some stunning images and his talent continues to expand and develop."
 
       -Lois L. Brown, One Woman's Journey Photography
 

 

Cory Sine founded Panoptikon Photography in July of 2012 when he set out to capture the alternately stark and lush beauty of the Howe Sound, Squamish Valley, and the Sea to Sky corridor in British Columbia, Canada.  An outdoors-man at heart and a seasoned world traveler, he aims to showcase the wilderness and life in this part of the world that drew him to move there after living in big cities for most of his life.  He also seeks to share his photographic point of view from other parts of British Columbia including Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands) with an eye to expansion north and east into Canada as the site grows as well as more distant locales in the United States, Mexico, and parts of Africa.

He is a member of Visuals, the Squamish Valley Artists' Society, and his work has adorned retail shops, restaurants, and offices in Squamish.  Currently his work can be found at the Diamondhead Medical Clinic, The UPS Store, Sushi Goemon, and also in the offices of Sea to Sky Air at the Squamish airport (the latter displaying a selection of aerial photographs).  His company has a large social media following of thousands on Facebook (Facebook page) and over one thousand on Twitter (@PhotoPanoptikon) and his photography is currently represented by The Art Garden as well as the Brackendale Art Gallery.  

He has between two and three large shows each year and in the past they have run at coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, and the chamber of commerce "Adventure Centre".  He also takes part in Visuals group shows where his work has been featured at the Squamish Artisan Building gallery and the Foyer Gallery of the Squamish Public Library.  He has free-lanced for the Squamish Chief newspaper for two years now and has provided photos to Sustainable Howe Sound (affiliated with the David Suzuki Foundation) in their efforts to raise awareness about threats to the local ecosystem.

The contrasting collections on this site provide a rich and varied palette of colour, light, and composition for someone who wanders with a camera at his side.  It is this perspective that Panoptikon Photography hopes to share.  As French philosopher Gilles Deleuze has written, "The nomad has no history, only a geography."