Photographs in this series use long exposures and intentional camera movement to capture city lights and the moods they create as they interact with people and their environments. This allows me to slow down and blur the moments, people and places that make up city-life. This ‘slowing down’ and blurring allows the colours, lines and forms to blend resulting in an impressionistic feel to the photographs, making many of them look like paintings. The photographs you are looking at though were all created in camera, they are not in any way the result of extensive photo manipulation through software. Only basic adjustments/retouching to the RAW file are done.
Although I’ve started shooting in this style in different cities, most of the images are of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
I’m biased for sure (Montreal is the city of my birth, and where I live and play), but I think Montreal is the coolest city in Canada and it definitely has it’s own special mood and vibe. Part of what makes Montreal so interesting is the fact that although English is spoken by many, Montreal is the second largest French speaking city in the Western world. The municipal government works primarily in French and all the street signs are in French. It’s mostly a French city so I’ve chosen to title many of the images taken in Montreal with French titles. They should be very easy to figure out though. Rue means street, carré means square, de means of, Hôtel de Ville means city hall and Vieux Montréal is Old Montreal. CLICK the individual thumbnails to make them big and tasty on the eyes.
I’m pleased to report that from October through December 2013 an exhibition featuring 25 photographs from this series was featured at the Meridien-Versailles Hotel In Montreal, Quebec, Canada. From February 24 until May 15 2014, this exhibition was also featured at the chic Hotel 10 in Montreal. Both hotels welcome walk-in art lovers so don’t be shy to drop in and take a look at their current exhibitions. If you’d like to purchase any of the photographs in this series, they are available in limited editions of only 10 prints (all sizes combined) per photograph. Please contact me by email for pricing and details.