The camera is my tool. Through it I give reason to everything around me.
-- André Kertész (1894-1985)
Monday, June 15, 2015
Last Saturday I walked along the waterfront trail. It was raining, which was great for taking photographs of reflections in the water. David Ernest commented how he liked my references to painting and painters in many of my postings. Well I just happened to be reading about the a Quebec art movement from the nineteen forties called Les Automatistes. This movement, was founded by the Quebec artist Paul Émile Borduas. This group was inspired by the writings of the French surrealist writer and poet André Breton and the American Abstract Expressionism. So the pictures I made this weekend of the rain reflections were the direct result of my interest in the Automatistes movement.