Roland Shainidze is an amateur photographer in Toronto. He is a graduate student in humanities at York University and his photography is focused primarily on architecture, both interiors and exteriors. He has taken photographs in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, London England as well as his native Georgia.

Roland uses HDR tools to transform the presentation of the imagery of architectural elements. Self-taught, he takes every opportunity to take pictures and experiment with them; playing with lines, patterns, light and selective colour.

Roland’s interest in photography started when he started using his brother’s film camera; but there were no opportunities to pursue photography in Georgia. It was not until he came to Canada in 2009 that he was able to renew his interest in photography when he acquired a Canon T2i, his first DSLR camera, which he then upgraded to a Canon 7D and then a full frame DSLR camera (Canon 5D Mark II). Since then he has devoted all his spare time to his passion for photography.