Series - Limited Edition Fine Art Prints
Tantramar Lines is an ongoing series which presently consists of eight fine art photographic prints. They were taken near Sackville, New Brunswick.
One of my recurring themes is "the evolution of a subject." Typically, this is illustrated via multiple images, created over time and in varying conditions of light and weather. The landscape might serve as the primary subject but, more often, it becomes a backdrop, like a portrait photographer's muslin, for the sky, the hues of light, and the patterns and texture of the clouds. As a monochrome series, I am obviously not as concerned with the colours as I am the tones. The lack of colours helps to emphasize shapes, patterns, and texture, especially in the clouds and swales. The swales, filled with water, snow or ice, form foreground anchors and leading lines, hopefully drawing the viewer through the images. The evolution of the subject is seen in the physical state of the water - liquid, snow, or ice - as well as the clouds.
Much like my ongoing personal project Moncton Sunsets, this series serves as a creative exercise, forcing me to view existing subjects from different perspectives. In turn, this allows me to approach older subjects with newer vision and goals.
The series was initiated in April 2015, when the first two images were created. The second two were created in November 2015, the next two in April 2016, and the two most recent prints were created in April 2017.
A portion of this series of fine art prints (images 1 to 6 inclusive) was created while working on a Creation Grant from the New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb). My thanks to artsnb for supporting this professional opportunity of mine, and for their continued promotion and support of the arts and artists in New Brunswick.
This activity is supported by the New Brunswick Arts Board. Cette activité est soutenue par le Conseil des arts du Nouveau-Brunswick.