The Others and I

by Anne-Martine Parent

My work consists mostly of two types of photography: street photography and self-portraits. Although these two genres may seem opposed to each other, they are, for me, inextricably linked in that my concern is always to explore and interrogate life, from the everyday to the life-changing experiences (loss, mourning, trauma). Opening myself to the others, using myself and the others, I try to record and document the insignificant and the trivial as well as the defining moments of our existences, the strength and the tenuousness of our lives.

Le vieil homme et les pigeons

Le vieil homme et les pigeons

At the Ritz London

At the Ritz London

Another red umbrella

Another red umbrella

La passante de Bruges 2

La passante de Bruges  2

Smoking

Smoking

School’s out

School’s out

À bicyclette 2

À bicyclette 2

Blue bag on blue wall

Blue bag on blue wall

Nighthawks

Nighthawks

Window shopping at night

Window shopping at night

Insomnia

Insomnia

As I lay dying

As I lay dying

Surrender

Surrender

Don’t you see that I’m drowning

Don’t you see that I’m drowning

Some mornings never come

Some mornings never come

Waiting

Waiting

Anne-Martine ParentArtist: Anne-Martine Parent

I am a literature professor at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (Canada), specializing in Contemporary and Women’s Literature (in French), with a focus on autobiographical practices. I rediscovered photography with my iPhone. I only do mobile photography (or iphoneography as it is often called). At first, I was only interested in Hipstamatic (the classic version) ; there’s something very melancholic about it that got me hooked. Gradually, I started processing my pictures with apps like Snapseed, BlurFx, ImageBlender, DistressedFx, and so on. The ones I use regularly now are Snapseed, VSCOcam, and Mextures. I still shoot most of my photos with Hipstamatic, although I now use oggl instead of the classic Hipstamatic app.

Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/martina-p/
EyeEm : http://www.eyeem.com/u/martina_p
IPA : http://www.iphoneart.com/MartinaP
Oggl : Anne Martine Parent @martina

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