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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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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018
Happy Birthday!Cake 
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018
Happy Birthday Laurent!
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aloner777 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday!
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pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
A blessed birthday, Laurent.
Steve
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
Happy Birthday Laurent!
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
Happy birthday! Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D 
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pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
A blessed birthday, Laurent.
Steve
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fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
HAPPY BIRTHDAYHave your cake and eat it too 
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pearwood Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
A blessed birthday, Laurent.
Steve
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NanaSilence Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday! Have a good year! :shamrock:
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ohlin84 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016   Photographer
Happy birthday :)
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For-W-Art Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
I'm cleaning out my messages, thanks a lot for the long time ago fav!
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JessicaMonstatine Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Love your work, you've got an amazing gallery :)
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leoatelier Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015   Photographer
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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