Antique Psychedelia

PhotographerVic M. Montaigne
Entry Description

Photography is about painting with light. Like in the art of painting with brushes and colours this may be done more or less naturalistic. In figurative painting some of the old masters used to give their pictures a slightly psychedelic or mystic touch without actually resorting to psychedelic or surrealistic forms. This impression was achieved mainly by playing with light effects that presented scenes in a slightly surreal way. In photography the use of infrared light is one technique to render familiar sights unfamiliar. The visible spectrum is shifted only so much… and immediately reality shines very different…

About Photographer

The poetic aspect of a moment in time often becomes apparent only after it has been captured on film. I am intrigued by witnessing the unveiling of the poetic behind the prosaic and love to take an active part in this process. My photographic passion involves analogue photography, predominantly in black & white, using mechanical cameras with real photographic emulsion film and keeping to manual film processing.