The Two Faces of Patricia Calder


Late afternoon or evening is the time I head out of the house with my camera. The slanted rays at the end of the day add luminosity to land, water, and the coats of animals. I like to capture the many moods, motions, and personality of the horses, animals, birds, and other subjects I photograph.

Travel presents opportunities to capture images I don’t see around my neighbourhood. Sable Island showed me the life of the fabled feral horses. The Great Bear Rain Forest of BC revealed the Kermode or Spirit Bear, and whales just off the coast. I drove around ‘the rock’ and met the Newfoundland ponies. Vancouver Island showed me eagles. The Yukon thrilled me with sights of the Kluane Mts., glacial rivers and lakes. I experienced the real thing and brought back the memories with my camera.

Around home I photograph horses and dogs mostly. I am available for on-site assignments. We set an appointment and meet at a location of your choice. I capture hundreds of images, select the best, make adjustments with the latest post processing software, and later present you with about 25 proofs. Prices are fair, competitive, and reasonable. No obligation to buy prints you don’t like!

All in all I have 50 years experience taking pictures.

All images on this site are protected by copyright. Under Canadian copyright law, no photograph may be copied in any form without consent and compensation to the artist who first captured the image. Thank you for respecting my work.


Born into a prolific family of eight authors, Patricia Calder started writing at age 11 in a Hilroy notebook which she carried on field adventures.

Always a lover of stories, she has taught literature, journalism, and creative writing in high schools, community colleges, and at York University. When she retired as Head of the English department, she was the driving force behind the school newspaper and literary magazine.

She has studied fiction writing under Canadian authors Matt Cohen, Katherine Govier, Anne Simpson, and Christy Ann Conlin, among others.

In 2014 her novel Roadblock was published. The story follows 2 years in the lives of a family and a reporter who have all suffered loss. Of course there's a horse in the story too. Copies can be ordered through the Contact window for $24.00/ea. + postage.

Patricia Calder lives in Colborne, Ontario. She has two children and four grandchildren who are the light of her life. Her other passions are photography and music.