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Time

Time

Managing time has never been my best quality. I can never seem to properly keep track of time and it always seems to go by way too fast or way too slow. I’m constantly scared of missing out on something, which leads me to never seem satisfied. I’m forever trying...
Arnaud Maggs

Arnaud Maggs

I had only seen Arnaud Maggs‘ work in books and stunning as they are in small print, it’s nothing like seeing them on the wall. Last month I went to The National Art Gallery to see Maggs’ retrospective. And in two words – blown away! Maggs at 86 years of...
Sami - Erika Larsen

Sami – Erika Larsen

A coulple months back I met Erika Larsen. I knew and respected her work before our acquaintance, so it was great to meet the person behind the camera. I always find it interesting to meet the picture maker because it opens a whole new realm of understanding the images. It’s like I can...
Steve Veilleux

Steve Veilleux

An awkward set of mannequins with cowboy hats and clean dresses warning us that the place is surveilled by camera; a weird looking capsule (spaceship?) on which one can read “Jessica Nordet Yamaska”; a half constructed house in a field; a coloured terrace in the forest: these and other images...
The Photographic Image - The Photographic Medium

The Photographic Image – The Photographic Medium

I teach an introductory non-credit photography class, where people come from different walks of life to either learn the technical aspect of photography, how to work their cameras or to challenge their seeing and photographing. There are some assignments, which encourage different ways of thinking when taking a photo and training the eye to see...
Jacinthe Lessard-L. - La Chambre

Jacinthe Lessard-L. – La Chambre

Jacinthe Lessard-L. is a Montreal based artist who recently showed her new body of work titled La Chambre at Galerie Les Territoires. Walking into the gallery, I was seduced by the simplicity of shape, form and colour, yet the work is far from simple. From what I understand the objects photographed...
Rediscovering Landscape

Rediscovering Landscape

I’m currently working on some new work which has brought me to research theory and visual aspects that I never thought I would venture in to. It’s not very spectacular as a subject, it’s actually quite banal. You ready for it? …Landscape. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy landscape photography or...
The brownie camera and sharing photographs

The brownie camera and sharing photographs

Happy New Year to you all and all the very best for 2012! I have a question for you. Did you take any pictures when ringing in the new year? most likely you did or somebody at your party did. I know I did and I know I took a...
Happy Holidays, 2011

Happy Holidays, 2011

This is my grandfather dressed as ol’ Santy, posing for a Christmas snap with his grandmother. My grandfather is now 95 years old, although less nimble and less of a partier he still gets that twinkle in his eye and is very much alive. So for this holiday season I...
Alexander Henderson - Winter 1870s

Alexander Henderson – Winter 1870s

Winter hasn’t yet arrived in Montreal. Sure it’s getting a little cold but no snow. I haven’t really been wearing my winter boots yet. Every year winter seems to be arriving a little later and summer stays a little longer. I don’t love winter, on the contrary I’m one of...
Iva Zimova

Iva Zimova

I don’t know many photographers, or I should say people, like Iva Zimova. We have been friends for a while now but I had heard so many stories about Iva before even meeting her that  I can’t pinpoint the exact moment we talked or met. I know it was between...
Restoring Photographs

Restoring Photographs

March 11, 2011, the devastating tsunami hit Japan and killed over 15,000 people and left thousands without homes. I couldn’t imagine then nor can I now, how it would be to experience such a traumatic event. Recently, I came across a documentary on the Guardian website, showing a mass movement of...