François Desjardins


"The idea of a photograph being a record of a piece of the visible reality caught in a slice of time creates a unique relationship between the image and what is believed to be reality. Yet, to quote Edward Steichen, (1903): “Every photograph is a fake from start to finish, a purely impersonal, unmanipulated photograph being practically impossible.”

The images I produce are the result of the use of multiple techniques such as overlaying, masking and cutouts, using all my own original photographs. Although decades ago these techniques were done in my darkroom, now, from the digital camera everything is composed on computer. The photographic works that I will be showing in our studio are a suggestion or an invitation to look beyond the obvious, to absolutely avoid any initial interpretation and to simply learn to read the photographs and their relationships within the image. I look forward to chatting with visitors to hear their views!"