Larry Sibley was born in 1949 in Campbellton, New Brunswick, and he grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. He attended York University in Toronto, Trent University in Peterborough, and he has degrees in English and Education from Dalhousie University. He moved to Musquodoboit Harbour in 1987. He was self-employed as a portrait artist, doing hundreds of commissions of people and pets in a variety of media – charcoal, oils, pastel and watercolour.
Since he was a teenager, Larry has been interested in photography. He set up his own darkroom to develop and print photos in B&W. When the technology of computers transformed image making, he transitioned to digital photography. Photography has been the main focus of his creative self-expression for the past decade, during which time he has been a prolific participant in the international internet photography community on the National Geographic website, Your Shot. The URL link to his gallery on Your Shot is https://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/profile/411312/ .
His photographic imagery gravitates towards abstract close-ups of nature. Through the visual grammar of composition and light, he strives to convey beauty, and to express in visual metaphor and symbolism the deep mysteries of existence. Photography is a mode of perception, a way of seeing. Photography is way of experiencing the joy of being creative.