Guy Tremblay: Out of Time
Guy Tremblay has traveled the world to create photographs that consider place with a grand visual gesture. His panoramic capture truly defines the magnificence of the scenery before him. The images are timeless and compelling and it’s refreshing to see vistas simply captured with grace and beauty. He still shoots on film and creates silver gelatin prints.
Guy has practiced his art for more than thirty years and though self taught, has taken part in several workshops with Masters of contemporary photography such as Mary Ellen Mark, Arnold Newman and Bruce Davidson. He is very involved in his artistic community, initially in Ottawa with Gallery 101, and then, upon arriving in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, he organized the Mois de la Photo à St-Camille during. Over the past few years, in collaboration with different social work organizations, Guy has been teaching his art to young people on a volunteer basis. He has received three grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec. Guy has exhibited in more than 30 solos and group shows and his photographs can be found in several public and private collections in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
Out of Time
Out of Time is a new series of panoramic photographs from all over the world. They are pictures from Scotland, Italy, Tibet, Vietnam, Indonesia and Ladakh, taken in locations where time seems to have stopped and where traces of modernity are absent. There are no people in most of these photographs. The use of black and white blurs the historical identification of the images. Out of Time is an analog photographic meditation on serene spaces made for contemplation. In monochrome, the world seems offset from the reality. The unusual perspective of the panoramic camera contributes to an effect similar to those produced by the 19th century “banquet camera.” The pictures in this series feel as though they could have been taken a hundred years ago. The subject, the mechanical method, and the darkroom process all combine in this work to produce a collection that is rumination on history and place, as well as time and space. All photographs were made using a Noblex panoramic camera and Kodak T-Max 100 film for its extreme fine grain.
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