A lifetime of making photographs has taken David Hill through many roles from passionate amateur to a
camera for hire, in the past creating images under the red safelight to currently manipulating digital data
Inspiration for the Manhole Series came from viewing a show of work by Barbara Spohr at Calgary’s
Glenbow Museum. Spohr presented photos in which she included her feet while looking down at the
ground, referring to them as self portraits. The notion led Hill to his own self portraits with manhole and
sewer covers. Intrigued by the graphic elements found on the sidewalks and streets, as well as his
fascination with self portraits, this has progressed to be a study, a personal journey through the streets.
- David Hill