M2001.60.21 | Canadian Pacific Railway building from the Cathedral-Basilica of Mary Queen of the World and St. James the Greater, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-3364)

 
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Canadian Pacific Railway building from the Cathedral-Basilica of Mary Queen of the World and St. James the Greater, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-3364)
Andrzej Maciejewski
2000, 20th century
Silver salts on paper - Gelatin silver process
27 x 35 cm
Gift of Mr. Andrzej Maciejewski
M2001.60.21
© McCord Museum
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Date/Time: April 30, 2000, 4:30 p.m.
The little girl in the very centre of Notman's frame contrasts with the monumental building hiding behind the trees. I believe Notman (or in this case, probably his son) liked to make his pictures seem more "alive" by asking people to pose for him. He didn't seem to mind that this technique was strikingly obvious. After setting up the camera on the correct day I waited almost two hours for the sun to cast exactly the same shadows.

Andrzej Maciejewski

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