Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Park 17

More people and moments from the park.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Park 16

A beautiful mother and child from the Hare Krishna festival in the park.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Park 15

Young people in the park.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Park 14

Some LARPers and the crowds on a Sunday, taken a few weeks ago.

Last night was another beautiful Sunday and I photographed a record number of people. This project doesn't seem to be lagging. Every time I go out I come home satisfied and wanted to shoot some more. It's very exciting to be so immersed in a project like this. It's been a while (probably since shooting "Ulysses, a personal journey" a few summers ago). Speaking of Ulysses and other past projects, this summer was also supposed to be a time to redo my website, but with all the Park shooting I haven't got around to it, perhaps this fall. I could really use an intern!

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Park 13

Some peaceful scenes and some readers for this hot day.

A lot of people have been encouraging me to photograph other parks and for some reason I have been resistant. I mean I really like Laurier and Lafontaine but I just can't bring myself to photograph there and I think that there are 2 reasons for that. The first is that I now feel that I must be loyal to Jeanne-Mance and Mont Royal. They have served me well and I don't want to quit on them now. In all my photo projects I have stuck with one thing (husband, grandmother, etc.) for a long period of time and I guess that it is no different with this park series. The other reason, which may be one that is more interesting to you the viewer, and is perhaps not all that disconnected from my first reason, is that I like to think of this park as a microcosm of all that is possible in parks in general. Every night (or I should say every night that I can and want to go out) I go to the park and it is always different. Different people, different light, and the challenge of trying to see this place that I now know so well in a different way. As well I am not out to document all parks in Montreal, and I feel that perhaps once I start to expand that will be the expectation. I would rather think that this park and the people that occupy it show how important public space is in general, and what a wonderful thing this shared and communal place is. I'm not sure if I am making complete sense.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Park 12

The top 2 images are from a Sunday at the tam-tams.

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Park 11

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Little I.

My lovely little I. She will soon be 1 year's old. What an adventure this year has been!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Park 10

Some more super interesting people from the park. In the top image the man is actually wearing a belt of harmonicas!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Park 9