Photographer of the Day: 3/24: Michael Cannon


from http://lenscratch.blogspot.com/2009/03/michael-cannon.html

Michael’s evocative images from his series, Lakeside Sketches and the Sound of Light, were taken on his summer trips home to Lake Hurron in Canada. He wanted to capture a pictorialist sensibility, and worked on different darkroom techniques until he created a quality that felt “suspended in time. The Pictorialists believed that making a photograph shouldn’t be merely the detailed recording of an external object in a certain time and place but a rendering of the appearance of reality with the artists’ subjective experience integrated into the final image. The pictorialists and their ideas excited me. Their images were often dark, moody, soft and dreamlike. I knew that this was how I saw and felt the lake.


25 Responses to “Photographer of the Day: 3/24: Michael Cannon”

  1. 1 Estelle Dusablon
    May 11, 2009 at 11:24 am

    He makes the people and has them show emotions in exasperation

  2. 2 Miranda Lynch
    April 6, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    The subjects that are in his photos and the lighting on them…it is a feeling of sorrow and depression that comes over you when you see them…They are very effective.

  3. 3 Jamelyn Rothans
    March 26, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    His pictures kind of give you that feeling that you might get in a haunted place. There is a difference between his subjects and the background. I like it a lot. In a small way, his pictures almost make you feel a little humble.

  4. 4 Shay Chadek
    March 26, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    It allows his feelings to come out in his photographs by making them not so detailed and telling others that pictures can look great without all the definition in the whole photo.

  5. 5 hollie cayton
    March 26, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    The photographer allows his feelings to show in the images by makes them with this kind of ashy color, and by making the photos seem more like they are suspended in time.

  6. 6 Kristin Guest
    March 26, 2009 at 11:43 am

    His feelings come out by using bloom which makes the picture soft and seem nostalgic. He also uses sepia and black and white to convey his longing for the old days.

  7. 7 tiffany yanoupeth
    March 26, 2009 at 11:43 am

    i think that the photographer shows his feelings in his pictures by taking the picture as they are. He doesn’t try to take the picture in still mode, he takes them as they are precieved in real life!

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