Visual Arts

Gregory Varano

Sooke, BC, Canada

I love what I do, it connects me with people of all walks of life. In images I capture there’s a narrative present. I approach the world with curiosity, motivating me to see things differently, reflecting the feeling & emotion in the image, and communicating it with my audience.

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About Gregory Varano

“I truly believe that a photograph tells a story, visually expresses a narrative, and reignites memories, emotion and feelings we all share in this journey we call life”- Gregory Varano

Gregory Varano is a Canadian international award-winning photojournalist- photographer-artist native to Ontario, Canada and currently residing on Vancouver Island. Having been published in Canada, the United States & Europe. Gregory’s work is recognizable worldwide and has been exhibited in galleries, universities, museums internationally and also in cinemas in Canada. Gregory’s style is predominantly known for his black and white studies, reminiscent of a 1940’s and 1950’s era of photography, and feature a compelling and cinematic ‘Film Noir’ approach that envelops his audience in the depth and beauty of his capture.Gregory’s style carries over in his colour works, The images continue to communicate to the viewer a narrative both directly or indirectly in a surreal way.

Throughout Gregory’s career he has received numerous awards and commendations both in Canada and internationally. Recently, in 2016. he was the recipient of the “Ackland/Weschler Fine Art Award” (Best in Photography) in the 2nd annual “Art Victoria Now” juried exhibition hosted by the Victoria Arts Council (VAC) [(previously “Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria” (CACGV)] for his piece “Shoe Tree Claremont Ontario”. He was also the recipient of the “District of Sooke Award” for his piece “Tranquility Thetis Lake” in the 30th Annual Sooke Fine Art Show.

In telling the story of subjects and scenes that may typically go unnoticed, Gregory’s cinematic eye combines elements of tone and texture to create a mood in his photographs that speaks to the magic of the journey, reminding the viewer of the curiosities hidden in plain sight.