Photographer Tom Cochrane will showcase his work at an exhibition in Corner Brook

By Josh Healey

Special to the Western Star


Published on April 18, 2017

Much of Cochrane's work focuses on Newfoundland's coastline and trying to offer a different perspective.

©Tom Cochrane/www.tomcochranephoto.com

On Thursday, photographer Tom Cochrane will showcase his journey of realization.

“For me, each image is a part of the process of discovering who I am,” said Cochrane.

The result is “Meet Yourself Here,” an event that will display his work at Picture It In a Frame, an art gallery in Corner Brook.

Cochrane, 29, has been taking photographs since his time at York University, but only began to pursue photography seriously two years ago.

“I feel good. This is really the first public exhibition I’ve done like this,” said Cochrane.

Cochrane said the title of the event reflects his goal.

“I hope the viewer gets a sense of meeting themselves through the images.”

Cochrane has been collaborating with Steve Mugford, who often works with lighting and video, and said the results will be transformative.

“I like to takes spaces and transform them in ways so that they don’t feel the same,” said Cochrane. “My goal on Thursday is to transform the beautiful gallery space into something completely different.”

To accomplish this, Cochrane and Mugford have been experimenting with projection work. They will project images and video on the ceiling, floors and various items to alter the gallery space for viewers.

“I try to put the viewer in the image or in the mindset of where I was when I took it,” said Cochrane.

Chris Buckle, owner of Picture It In a Frame, said he is excited about the event.

“It’ll be great and the first event like this open to the public,” he said.

Buckle’s philosophy is that it is important to showcase the work of Newfoundland artists.

“I want people to feel comfortable coming in to the gallery to have a look.”

Buckle will do all the printing and framing for the event.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and it is free to the public.

Photographer Tom Cochrane will be sharing his journey of discovery this Thursday.

©Tom Cochrane/www.tomcochranephoto.com