François Desjardins

Digital Photography

"FRANCOIS DESJARDINS is an experimental photographer currently exploring the meaning and impact of this medium in the current digital context. From his early works, the result of multiple exposures and composite printing in the darkroom, created while studying photography at university, he developed a vision of creating rather than recording images. Early gallery shows in the 70’s lead to teaching photography and arts education in college and university, then his life path drifted into an academic career. Rich with these experiences, he now focuses on exploring codes and techniques from many photographic genres, from publicity to documentary, to bring the viewer to question the objectivity of the photograph and to appreciate it as an expression of something more personal. This year at Studio JANO, we will highlight how two different artists sharing one creative space, constantly crossing paths, draw from colliding ideas as well as from the contrasts between photography and painting."