June 30, 2009

Resting Peace

Just been some time since I had opportunity to sit on one of these. Best place in a crowded area to disappear and observe without being questionned. They sometimes are a magnet. I just imagined myself sitting there and I took that peacefulness along with me and my happy suite which leaves me time when tucked in but to sit my rear just in front of the comp like now or the TV sometime tiring my eyes away.

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June 27, 2009

Hands and Eyes on the job.

We were all using our hands on this job. One pushing the lawnmower carefully taking care of the grass, one holding the paper trying to read between the lines. As for me , holding the camera taking care of the scene. Who knows maybe someone else was watching both hands on the steering wheel.

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June 25, 2009

Visual Playground

The game's been on for quite some time now and there's just breaks or pause only when eyes can't really let go to wander... when it's not in front of me. Everything goes in the box now. It has become a recording machine plugged into a r(eye)fle. The music is played visually and it runs like a river that will only stop when it reaches the sea or a dam for that matter.
I just realized that I won't be able to do photograph now without my kidz being around until school resumes. About 2 months from now. It's playtime! Dam(n) it!

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June 24, 2009


Light as a feather but two feet on the ground. That 's how I roam around town with design so plastered all around my brain that my eyes fly looking for it. Some say seeing butterflies around
means things are looking good, even on a stiff background.

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June 23, 2009


Trying to pinpoint how photography works for me I found myself making a detour by another part of me: Music. Then came the word harmony and there I was digressing cause I had found a starting point and it really echoed in my mind. Harmony is the key. Harmony is how we work, photography and (I)eye.
Then Strangely enough I stumbled onto an old article talking about improvisation and the importance of finding a starting point to initiate the improv,in music first and how photographers or some of them were into that same motion in doing what they do. Some more echoes. But I don't think I improvise, I do weave a melody though and look for harmony.

Another echoe before I post a permalink to my 2nd fotoblog Plaisirs Instantanes/Snapshots.

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June 22, 2009

Rising Up

The bells toll and I'm flying from far and going anywhere but up. Feathers, concrete and steel is all you need. Oh, and maybe a sword like the one I see sitting on top. Excalibur here I come. Chop chop chop.

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June 20, 2009

Visual Conversation

As I strive to simply enunciate each of my artist's statement associated with the different works I put together in the last three months to do accompany submissions, I do realize that this conversation and introspection are not easy at all. I have drafted many pages to sort out all the sensations that were met producing the works. Sometimes it was just like mere street photography momentum played out in a natural environment and the joyous discovery turned into some "works"( I have trouble with that particular word). But it was not thought out beforehand. I wish it could be as easy as the drawing on the wall, my photography being just a gentle gesture after all.

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June 17, 2009

A woman speaks

It's definitely not the same kind of photography as shown above but getting the kind of picture I want of my kids seems to be more difficult than a chosen and composed situation played out on the streets. Rare are the times when I had a camera when they had one of their greatest expressions, in my view( Cute pictures of cute kids don't cut it nicely as good pictures of kids for me). And when I had one, my eye would record it faster and/or the camera could just not do it from the position I was in or I'd be too slow. Realizing that, it is not hard to believe the best camera ever is your eye, too bad memory is not as sensitive and biologically developed to last.
I 'd like a camera that would record like eye/memory can though, even with hands in your pocket since having them on a camera doesn't help every time.

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June 15, 2009

On the same page

Apart being in a room filled with parents and kids or a playground with the same actors, I rarely am close to the scenes I photographed nowadays. I got used not to intrude anymore being in a car most of the time and I use a telephoto or a tele-zoom more and more.Anyway, I did promise myself to make it a date to boldly get in the face or sneak on whoever suits my mood to photograph to get what I want and then go with the flow every once in a while not to lose that touch.
A little note as a great news for those of you who are following my photography. I have a strictly digital foto blog up and running called Plaisirs Instantanes/Snapshots where I don't use much space with words.

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June 9, 2009

5 Legs

A look back at some street shots taken on a self-assignment during a rainy day, a really long while back. Anyway, I noticed that people are more focused on themselves when dealing with adverse weather conditions, which makes your presence and intrusion less noticeable. Some are rushing, some enjoy the show. As a street hunter you might be doing both. I miss the city and snapshooting around.

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June 7, 2009

Rougie du Soir

Let me just go back to a photo I did some time ago without striving, without trying to record something extraordinary. Just happy to have a small camera to quickly get a shot and also being just curious about how well it would process it. No regrets whatsoever if it failed.
Not really the state of mind I am right now since I'm really looking and working for finding/creating something new.

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June 5, 2009


The water element is still present in a way in this...photo.The post-production got rid of the evidence a bit much but a part of the picture is a reflection. It does look closer to a x-ray than a photo by the look.I see faces or masks of human faces and a body but I could be the only one.Could it be? I have definitely developed another look at Nature.The use I make of It is like trying to get underneath the surface to get a hold of the subtleties of Nature and expose them. It might have come from a certain weariness caused not by Nature itself because it inspires me but the repetitive views offered.It could be something else on top of that.

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June 1, 2009

Abstract Pond

What I do mostly, lately, revolves a lot around water. A vital element indeed that it also became one of great inspiration for and in my photographic work. I naturally enjoy being near water and inside water.One day I'll take my photography under.Some experience it must be.Anyway, last time I even took snapshots of geese and their ducklings and turtles as well. I really don't know what I'm gonna do with them.

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