M2001.60.1 | Interior of Notre-Dame Church, Montreal, QC, 1999. After Notman (VIEW-1190)

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Interior of Notre-Dame Church, Montreal, QC, 1999. After Notman (VIEW-1190)
Andrzej Maciejewski
2000, 20th century
Silver salts on paper - Gelatin silver process
35 x 27 cm
Gift of Mr. Andrzej Maciejewski
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Architecture (8646) , Photograph (77678) , religious (1331)
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Date/Time: October 28, 1999, 1:40 p.m.
Very little has changed over the last 110 years in this straightforward, classic interior. The details are so similar that sometimes I confuse Notman's photograph with my own. Still, Notman took his photograph on a bright day, with sunshine spilling into the room, while today electric lighting gives it a very different mood. He probably used a long exposure time to capture as much detail as possible in the natural light. I did the same in order to make the people moving through the shot disappear. Only those who were patiently sitting in their places are visible.

Andrzej Maciejewski

Source: Urban Life through Two Lenses (Consult the See Also box on this page)