Art

Inuksuk (Three Photographs)

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The creator of this innovative piece gave it a common name of Noah. To me it looks like an Inuksuk, used by the Inuit to provide directions. In the far north you see them, often large and small and the symbol is on the flag of Nunavut. Here in an urban environment, using urban materials it made quite the impression. I’m a big fan of the alleyways of Montreal and their art work. My first post on WordPress was on that subject. In this case I took three photos of the installation before settling on the black and white you see here. I have included the colour shots just for interest sake.


Wall Art and “Personal Work” (Three Photographs)

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A Photo Editor, that is a person who hires photographers for commercial work was asked what they look at in a new photographer and one of those things mentioned was “personal work,” Work that is uninfluenced by creative direction of a magazine or advertising agency. Having been in photographic studios where the photographer was directed, I still think personal work and amateur photography is where the fun is even if you don’t make any money at it.


Purpose (Two Photographs)

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I may have shot this scene before but with the door open and with people in it. Just a lovely bit of scenery. I wanted to do it justice in both colour and black and white, though my preference is the black and white, given the detail and texture.

 


Wall Art (Two Photographs)

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These are two photographs I could not resist putting up. While I am doing a lot more black and white photography, colour has its allure. Both of these were taken in Montreal; the one of the food truck during the set up for a street fair.


No Two People (Three Photographs)

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No two people see the same photograph the same way. Everyone has their perspective. Our objective as photographers is to make a photograph that has impact. But frankly even a widely applauded photograph will not appeal to all and they may be the most vocal. It’s another reason to make photographs for yourself.


Hieroglyphics (Three Photographs)

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I have no idea how these came about, or why people carry chalk, or carve in concrete. I’m just grateful they do for my pleasure and my camera. Simple things for a complex world. Meaningful or not just a wonder. Happy Holidays!

 


Chairs

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This is part of an art installation on a major shopping street just a bit above where the busy shops are found. They are functional as well as art (though being metal I guess they would be very hot or very cold in our weather). I thought I’d add a bit of my own style to a part of the scene.