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Laurent Giguere
Artist | Photography
Canada
I am from Montreal and this large city is a bit like my second skin. I’ve explored its different sectors on foot, sometimes walking more than 15 km at a time, trying to find myself through these places. Some are loaded with memories. Others echo my feelings, fears and questions.

I photograph the city to make it talk—to make it talk silently. I like giving it a muted aspect. The minimalist character of my pictures is a part of this, focusing attention on places that are on the margins of the city’s aggressive presence, where silence muffles the posters and their boldface slogans.

Inspired by the silences and enigmatic latency of the work of Christopher Pratt, with its sober tones and schematized visuals, I take advantage of overcast days to capture this sense of urban “standby.” They’re calmer, less frenetic days, with a soft light that reflects evenly over all surfaces. Their atmosphere lets me capture and organize the visual elements that help me articulate my search and find more authentic responses to the illusions held out by contemporary society.

Most often, I take my pictures in black and white in order to step out of time, amplify the stillness and give more emphasis to the lines. Sometimes I integrate color, but in an attenuated, stripped-down way to maintain a neutral aspect that encourages reflection.

I prefer working with film (35 mm) for the quality of the pictures it produces, but also for the tangible nature of the medium. With so much that isn’t palpable, it gives a concrete dimension to my introspective process.




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Poromaa Apr 4, 2014  Professional
Featured in my journal, hope you like it... fav.me/d7d1fgy
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Zairavlad Mar 31, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay. I'm sorry, haha. I filled you of faves, but I LOVE your gallery. I love it SO much! I adore the subjects, the concepts, the "colors", lights and shadows..the general dark atmosphere.. I really really like your works. Okay, now I can go away hahah! You're amazing, bye! 
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LaurentGiguere Apr 3, 2014   Photographer
Glad you enjoyed :)
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TheDarkenedBride Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
all the walking you do... sounds awesome :D I do that too! 
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:icontheworst24:
Happy Birthday! :D
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LaurentGiguere Mar 3, 2014   Photographer
thanks :)
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:icontheworst24:
You're welcome. :D
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Bioteknos Mar 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday! :D
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:iconzekaaa:
Happy b-day!!! :D :cake: :party: :D
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bluehazerd Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:airborne::party: happy birthday :party::airborne:
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coffeenoir Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cake by Barakaldo  Happy Birthday!!!!
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Poromaa Mar 2, 2014  Professional
Happy Brthday...:cake:
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pearwood Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A blessed birthday, Laurent.
Steve
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LaurentGiguere Mar 3, 2014   Photographer
thanks :)
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HS11 Jan 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
superb photos in your galleries :)
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LaurentGiguere Feb 1, 2014   Photographer
thanks :)
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HS11 Feb 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
your welcome, keep up the good work :)
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rainyneptunus Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your photos are exquisite!! You should get on flickr, I find they have a far superior analog community. :)
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DianaVVolf Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad that you joined to our group! :D

Hello! :D

I'd like to welcome you in :iconphotography-earth:!:heart: :la: I think we're a nice group, with a lot of talented artist and with a great leader team. :meow: I hope you'll enjoy! ^^ Invite your friends if you can! ^^

:huggle:Be nice with the others and submit your best! :aww:

By the way...if you can please donate some :points:...I'd like to holding contests in the group... :heart:
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