n a rts Photographer George Hill sees things other people don’t. PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN WOOTEN Art Lens BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN sudburylivingmagazine.ca of the t first glance, the location of George Hill’s photos cannot be easily identified. For example, one photo shows intricate, chaotic patterns of white and orange on a concrete wall. It was taken in the underpass on College St. near the Steelworkers’ Hall. Another photo shows a peeling bright blue door against a red brick background, with weeds growing on the ground. Beauty among the ruins at the Northern A Breweries building on Lorne St. Most people don’t notice the art around them. But seeing beauty in everyday life comes naturally to Hill. “People have told me I have a good eye. I see things that other people don’t see,” said the 75-year-old Lively photographer. Hill also takes numerous pictures of nature—some on his 130-acre farm near the Whitefish Lake First Nation, and others in various loca- tions in the Sudbury area. One of the retired elementary school teacher’s favourite nature photographs shows weeds in a pond waving in the wind. It is called Zen. “My wife and I do Japanese gardening at home,” he said. “This pond is the most Japanese of any I’ve seen. It’s on the Old Cartier Rd.” Another favourite photo is entitled The Coracle. A leaf floats delicately in the water. It was taken near Cartier.