Name : Andrew
Toronto / Montreal
Intent : Worksongs is basically the end result of me trying to gain a better, more direct connection with my immediate surroundings. I look at the camera as a sort of divining rod. It helps lead me to things I wouldn't normally consider examining or give much thought to, like industrial processes or the way communites are evolving. I'm particularly interested in how elements of the old world are fitting in with the modern world, or in some cases aren't fitting in at all — essentially where our society has come from and the directions we might be headed.
Cameras : Canon EOS 300D, Canon 30D, Rolleicord Va, Nikon
F, Olympus XA, Kodak Easyshare DX4330, Pentax KX, Hasselblad
Elsewhere: Worksongs - Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints,
an interview in which I discuss photography, urban exploration, and
JPG Magazine, issue #4, "No Theme"
Echoes of Forgotten Places - "Urban Exploration,
Industrial Archaeology and the Aesthetics of Decay." A handful of my
photos appear in this well done DVD documentary.
All words and images © Andrew Emond, 2006