Posts tagged “Street photography

More of Montreal (Three Photographs)

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There are parts of Montreal where everything is covered in street art or graffiti. I haven’t the slightest idea what is behind the doors, nor for that matter do I understand the writing in the graffiti. I found the colour overwhelming, so I did these in black and white, which I think gives a better idea of the details.


Stairs and Doors (Three Photographs)

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Montreal has a thing for wonky stairs and doors, making for a lot of great photography opportunities. In the first shot you are looking through a spiral staircase, in the second you see a traditional set of stairs leading to the upper story apartments. In the final colour shot you can see two homes were merged and this lead to an interesting adjustment to the door.


Montreal Doors and Street Photography (Three Photographs)

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Quebec has strict laws on photography and privacy. You can’t photograph people without permission unless they are a very minor and unimportant element of the photograph. I am sure not everyone in Quebec would know the law or wish to enforce it but it’s not worth the trouble to mess with local laws. So in Montreal I have basically stuck to photographing the urban environment and enjoying myself. I’ll be going back for more and shooting in another neighborhood as soon as I can.


Montreal Doorways (Three Photographs)


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Doors are endlessly fascinating and I note a number of groups on the internet share photos of doors on a regular basis. I like the way doors age, break up the geometry and are slightly mysteriouswhen one tries to guess what is just beyond them.


Wall Art (Two Photographs)

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More from Montreal. These pieces of art stand alone and speak for themselves. In photographing them, I left a margin of context in both, and transformed one into black and white. Conceivably next week they may be painted over as wall art tends to be transitory. So from my perspective these photos are a sort of record.


Montreal Windows (Three Photographs)

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Even with a 16mm lens it was hard to get a straight shot at these windows. Montreal is full of small details worthy of a photograph or two. My wife and I based ourselves on the Main (St. Laurent Boulevard) and worked the streets and alley ways in an area we had not looked at in a while. We will have to go back.


Murals (Two Photographs)

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I was recently in Montreal, walking about taking photographs I came across this development and saw these murals. They are definitely out-of-the-way and off the main streets. Besides showing pride in community, at least one of the murals may show what the neighborhood looked like before modern developers arrived. I have tried in both photos to place the murals in context and not just show the murals alone.