Photography started early in Lin Breakey’s life
when she was promoted to capture family vacations and memorable occasions, as
her father had a tendency to leave out important members.
Her photography took on a greater importance
after having completed a CTC diploma course at McGill University and,
subsequently, owning and operating her own travel agency in 1975. The world became her studio. Each and every new destination presented a challenge
to capture, not just the landscape, but it’s uniqueness.
After retiring from the travel industry, and
moving to the Okanagan Valley in the mid 90’s, her passion for photography was
renewed with the arrival of the digital age.
The symbiotic relationship between travel and
photography was also renewed. Retirement
allowed for leisurely trips to the west coast and exploring it’s rugged beauty,
longer journeys exploring the vast prairie landscapes, to Eastern Canadian vistas during fall colours, and return visits to
favourite European hideaways.
Michael was born in Quebec City in 1947 and lived in the province of Quebec until 1996
when he moved his home base to Kelowna, British Columbia. He has been an avid photographer since his late teens and spent the early 70’s
freelancing for some Quebec based newspapers. His travel and commercial
involvement continue to this day.
His photographic passion, however, remains Landscape & available light
been an early convert to the digital world, he has given numerous workshops
over the years in digital techniques, and his specialties, Photoshop and
He was a founding member of OPAW (Okanagan Photographic Art Workshops).
He is also a member of CAPA, PSA, RPS, and various other organizations in the
photographic and art worlds.
He was the national secretary of CAPA from 2006 to 2017. He has since become
Director of Education for CAPA, which includes overseeing the judging course
and list of photographic judges.
was awarded the Fellowship honour (FCAPA) in 2009 and has been a CAPA certified
judge since 2001. He has also been honoured with a Life Membership in CAPA.
on the Lake Country Artwalk organizing committee with the portfolio of the
Photography exhibit from 2005 to November 2018, having stepped down at that
He has had, or participated in, more than thirty solo or juried exhibits.
Breakey FCAPA, CCJ