Evelyn Symons – Behind the Picture and Pen
Evelyn Symons is a writer and photographer living in Kingston, New Brunswick Canada. “Viewing and learning about the world around me kindles my curiosity and expands my consciousness. It is within the looking process that sets questions and learning in motion –– reading the night sky, tree identification, animal tracks, and does moss really grow on the north side of a tree? It is in the inquisitive state that I make my most rewarding photographs.”
Symons is an enthusiastic and knowledgable coach to help you with your photography. She has presented to numerous Camera Clubs in Southwestern Ontario, the Families of Military Resource Centre and the NELCE. She was a photojournalist for the Londoner Newspaper covering over 500 events, has completed writing courses at the University of Western Ontario, been published in Outdoor Photography Canada, The Londoner Newspaper, Your Pets, London Citylife Magazine, The Beat Magazine and Computer Science for Fun – Queen Mary University of London. Symons has done work for Radio Canada, Freeman Patterson, Kathy Hooper, Dunham’s Run Estate Winery and Yips Cider.
Symons contributed two short stories entitled, ‘Home Again’ and ‘Time Travels’ in the book, “The Fur-Bearing Trout”celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday with stories from several Canadian authors.
Symons, when possible spends much of the day outside. She serves as a volunteer steward for the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Her well received photography workshops are now held at Dunhams Run Estate Winery in her town of Kingston, N.B.