Winners of our May 19 Round of Walking Alone or Hunkered Down At Home
For this third and final leg of our Covid-19 inspired photo contest, the judges selected images that candidly and compassionately tell the story of the past two months.
Yet again, we were enormously impressed with the entries and decided to award two prizes in each section.
Photographed near Phillips Square, Victor’s lone pedestrian striding purposefully with a bag in tow while pigeons circle barely above street level, reveals how much covid-19 has changed the face of our city. Typically, the area is crowded with office workers and shoppers, but for now, crowds of people have yielded to flocks of birds. We love the use of light, shadow and motion. Alfred Hitchcock would be proud!
We felt that Audrey’s image of a young family enjoying time together as seen thru a chainlink fence, would be equally successful entered in both of our contest categories. In beautiful black and white and masterfully composed, this photograph of five family members overflows with joy and serenity.
Hunkered Down At Home
Tension and a sense of loneliness are powerfully evoked in both our winning images.
In Daniel’s contrasty black and white photograph, an elderly person’s troubled expression is seen amongst storeys of balcony balusters with repeating vertical lines. The strain and stress we all have been feeling for the last two months is raw and uncomplicated.
Jérome brings us inside his flat as sunshine streams through windows in long, focused streaks. The backlight contributes to an ambience that made us reflect on the disquietude of being confined.
Congratulations to Victor Cambet, Audrey Lebrasseur, Daniel Comeau and Jérome Arfouche for their memorable images of this extraordinary time.
As you are no doubt aware, Monday, May 25 is when restrictions on brick-and-mortar retail will be lifted in Montreal. The entire team of Camtec Photo and Leica Boutique Montreal is looking forward to welcoming back our friends and clients, while maintaining social distancing of course! We will be operating shortened hours at both boutiques, from 10 AM until 5 PM.
While operating our virtual boutique for the last couple of months, we experimented with a few new wrinkles. One in particular proved enormously popular and we will continue to offer it to you. Around Montreal, you may now place your order on our website or phone it in, and we will personally deliver it to your home or office.
Once again, I can’t thank you enough for your kind words of encouragement throughout this trying period. We are and will continue to stay positive and optimistic. No one knows just when our lives will return to a complete sense of normalcy, but I believe that as we move forward, “Ça va bien aller!”
If you’re looking for gear or accessories please email or call us. We are listening and doing our very best to remain active and offer any help we can.
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