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Variations sur la Dune du Bassin. Marc P.

I once said that a good photograph describes the scene and captures the mindset of the photographer. The images that Marc Paradis produced on Îles de la Madeleine during the winter of 2016, give weight to this observation. His was not an easy task – capturing the nuances of light and texture in the sky, on the ice, and in the sand – made even more difficult by the damp, cold conditions. With great resolve, patience and respect, through his camera's eye he transformed the serene, rugged and open landscape of the Magdalen Islands into a studied collection of memorable images that also reveal the spirit and soul of a true photographer. 

 

The small screen fails to impart the complex tonality and breadth of this series. Please drop by the Boutique to fully appreciate and enjoy these beautifully printed images. 

 

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In January 2016, I did a photographic pilgrimage to the Îles-de-la-Madeleine. I was living in a small house on the Havre-Aubert island with an astonishing view of the dune on the other side of the Bassin. I was fascinated by this landscape and the way it would change according to the time of day or the weather. This photo series is inspired by the softness, calm, colours and tonalities of this scenery.

 

The photos were taken with a Leica M (typ 240) equipped, mostly, with a Summilux-M 50mm lens.

 

Marc Paradis

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