Montmajour Abbey

Ruth Foote

Ruth Foote

Montmajour Abbey

Montmajour Abbey

Artist Statement:

This image is part of a series documenting historic places in the south of France. The 10th century structure, originally a monastery, is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. I used a Holga camera to create a panoramic with multiple exposures that captures the essence of one of the main features.

My work often incorporates long or multiple exposures and movement. I am interested less in what the camera records of reality than in what it can do to extend vision beyond what the eye sees. Multiple exposures leave how the visual elements relate to chance, where object overlap, merge and distort are all unpredictable. It is a process of discovery that feeds my imagination.

I used a classic Holga plastic camera with 400 ISO color film, scanned the negative and printed it on an ink jet printer.

Low Tech will be showing at the Center for Fine Art Photography through the month of October.

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