Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Abelardo Morell blew my mind in school. He stretched the rules I though photography had. Teacher Jason Machinski introduced me to his camera obscura series and I had to try it. So I built a room sized pinhole camera. I covered the windows of my room with cardboard and cut a small hole the size of a nickel. You could sit on the bed and wait to see the living picture. I think my mom put it best when she saw the process in action: "I don't get it, but it's cool!"
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I like Polaroids, I love Polaroids. It's going to hurt to give some away. This Friday, La Petite Mort Gallery will be showing a large collection of my type 600 Polaroids. I'm sure how much yet, but guessing 75-100.
INSTANT STORIES. STATEMENT.
There’s something mystical about Polaroids: you look through a foggy view finder, slightly frame what you see and then “klunk” hit the shutter and out comes spitting this shinny sheet of romantic warm colours. No heavy calculations involved: just the photographer, his mood and imagination and the instant gratification of capturing and reliving the scene before him.
Instant Stories is a collection of Polaroid images captured during various trips across Canada and the US. While the images were captured in a simple and spontaneous manner, each region seemed to print in response to a certain colour scheme: the muted blues and browns of New York city; the greens and yellows of Prince Edward Island; the red blues and greens of Northern Ontario and the sporadic colour mixes in Ottawa.
Pleased and surprised by such an unplanned yet organized display of light and coloration, Rémi Thériault presents a series of his favorite images from these past travels in Instant stories: a framed window into his personal appreciation and perception of each region, as well as a toast to the splendor of colour and the magic of Polaroids.
SLEMON PARK, PEI