William Oldacre Photography

Metro Motion series, day, colour photograph, art, abstract, abstract expressionism, creative, city street, urban, downtown, cityscape, speed, blur, movement, motion, brown, blue, yellow, red, vibrant, streaks, outlined, circular, patterns, shapes


People ask me how long I’ve been a photographer and I always have difficulty with the answer. For one thing I’m not sure when to begin counting¬† and for a long time I had a very real difficulty – almost a shyness, about stating that I was a photographer. I didn’t feel worthy.

The counting thing, lets see:

1971 – 40 years :: do I begin when I first became enamored with photography as a child with my first camera a Kodak brownie held at waist height to photograph, I think I was about 7 years old
1978 – 33 years :: or in high school grade 9 when I first shot and processed my own black and white 35mm negatives (which I still have) and went on to produce many of the images for our grade 13 yearbook
1984 – 27 years :: or in second year university when I bought my first 35mm camera (and ate abysmally for months) so I could take a technical photography workshop and begin developing ideas I’m still interested in today
1989 – 22 years ::
or when I sold my first black and white photograph the year after graduating from university while working at Stelco Steel pursuing a corporate career
1994 – 17 years :: or when I had my first exhibition in my friend Enver Bismillah’s restaurant after quitting my corporate career and began embarking on my oh so convoluted artistic career
2000 – 11 years :: or when I finally opened my studio so I could work continuously without interruption (ah we can dream can’t we)

Click here to download a PDF of my Artistic CV

2011 – Interview for TVO and CONTACT 2011
2 minutes with William Oldacre, Canadian fine-art photographer and master printer.


2010 – Interview for NOW Tube Toronto at Nuit Blanche, Airfish video installation


2010 – Airfish video installation at Nuit Blanche 2010 Toronto Canada


2010 – Timelapse of setup for Airfish at Nuit Blanche 2010 Toronto Canada


2010 – Magazine spread in Profifoto Magazine for Photographers Network Germany

Photographers Network 2010 selection Profifoto magazine opening full page spread of Hope Bay VII, 2008 by William Oldacre

Photographers Network 2010 selection, Profifoto magazine, Hope Bay VII


2008 – Interview for BravoTV at Coloured City exhibition, Tinku Gallery


2004 – Interview for ZEDtv on CBC Canada