Eric Boutilier-Brown grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he continues to live and work. Involved with the arts from a young age, Eric began photographing at 17 prior to attending the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design from which he graduated in 1995. Since 1991, Eric has been pursuing his fine art photography and, in 1995, began displaying his work through his web site, Evolving Beauty.com
Eric’s primary subjects are the Nude and Architecture. For Eric, a Nude is an expression about the magnificence of the human form. Eric’s figure work has taken him as far west as Alberta, and down into New England and New York State. Eric’s work with architecture began with explorations of the 19th Century fortifications around Halifax, a body of work which eventually grew to include the American forts of the same era.
Eric works in all formats from 35mm to view cameras, with an 8″×10″ view camera and 35mm infra-red being his favorite tools. He prints in a custom black and white darkroom which is fitted with three enlargers, including a custom modified 8″×10″ Saltzmann. Eric also works with digital imaging, producing three-dimensional pieces that weave his imagery with the poetry of his partner, Joy Yourcenar.
Eric Boutilier-Brown has presented lectures on his work, and taught classes and workshops in both Canada and the United States. He is a member of ViewPoint Gallery in Halifax, his work has been exhibited and published internationally, and is in public collections in Canada, and private collections around the world.