Montreal Residency – Day 2

Today was my first real day of exploring the city. I felt rather uneasy photographing with so many people around; using a camera other than a smartphone meant people were always staring at me. There was also the issue of photographing buildings; the ones I found most interesting were private ones, usually row-buildings. Without permission I felt I was intruding. All in all, a very different experience from photographing a remote landscape!

I’m going to try and limit my blog posts to 5 images. The days are so full, it’s hard to keep up!

The day started off descending an escalator to the Metro. We go everywhere on the Metro. It’s fabulous.

While walking along Saint Catherine Street we came across an outdoor art installation; we wandered in.

It was extremely creative and humorous.

Later in the day I found myself on Sherbrooke Street. I love the old buildings and the architecture of Montreal.

I find that expressing these old buildings in a more expressionist style of photography seems to capture the essence of Montreal.

I wonder where I’ll end up tomorrow? This is exciting!

7 Comment

  1. I am looking forward to seeing the city I live in through your creative eyes.

    1. Hi John. Climb aboard. We will see where we end up!!

  2. Oh this is timely inspiration Chris. I’m working on my first proposal for a photographic residency! It’s a little scary and very exciting! Never done anything like this before.

  3. Helen MacIsaac says: Reply

    as always Chris I am blown away with your amazing photos. Thanx so much for sharing these!!! Just love your work!!!

  4. Linda George Sharpe says: Reply

    Chris it is a growth opportunity, the rest of us are usually photographing cities, Bella Colla was a challenge but inspiring. Love the old architecture photos, keep having fun.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thanks! This is a big change from Bella Coola!!

  5. Adbhuta Ananda says: Reply

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful architecture and essence of Montreal through your eyes.

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