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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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leoatelier Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015   Digital Artist
Merci :bow:
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Happy Birthday! Free Avatar - CupTardCake 
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bokugakowai Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :)
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Happy Birthday
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pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
A blessed birthday, Laurent.
Steve :salute:
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coffeenoir Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
HappyBDay by KmyGraphic  
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OksanaChechneva Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday, Laurent! :shamrock:
have a good year!
:party:
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TheBIankCanvas Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Thank you kindly :)
You have a lovely gallery 
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pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You have a stunning gallery, Laurent.  Very fine work.
Blessings,
Steve
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LaurentGiguere Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014   Photographer
Thanks ! truly appreciated. I got sick this winter and I slowly recovered. I couldn't shoot. I'm now doing better and looking forward to make new pictures this fall or sooner. It's encouraging to have comments like yours. thanks again.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome back, then.  A couple seasons of sickness, funerals, and surgery rather took the wind out of my sails.  I'm gradually finding my bearings again.
Blessings,
Steve
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MissGrib Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Magnifiques photos, bravo :clap:
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LaurentGiguere Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014   Photographer
merci énormément !
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MissGrib Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Avec plaisir :)
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ak-attack Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent gallery!!!
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LaurentGiguere Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014   Photographer
Thanks :)
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Poromaa Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional
Featured in my journal, hope you like it... fav.me/d7d1fgy
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Zairavlad Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  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 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014   Photographer
Glad you enjoyed :)
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TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
all the walking you do... sounds awesome :D I do that too! 
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