M2001.60.31 | View from Notre-Dame Basilica, looking east, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (I-8413)

 
The most recent version of the Flash plugin must be installed
Get Flash Player
Creative Commons License
Create a new pair1- Deux quotidiens se rencontrent - Urban Life through Two Lenses
Photograph
View from Notre-Dame Basilica, looking east, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (I-8413)
Andrzej Maciejewski
2000, 20th century
Silver salts on paper - Gelatin silver process
27 x 35 cm
Gift of Mr. Andrzej Maciejewski
M2001.60.31
© McCord Museum
Description
Keywords:  Cityscape (3948) , Photograph (77678) , view (1387)
Select Image (Your image selection is empty)

Visitors' comments

Add a comment

Description

Date/Time: July 14, 2000, 3:30 p.m.
Notman clearly took his photo from the west tower of Notre Dame Church. Beyond that, precise positioning was a challenge because some objects are very close to the camera and others far away. Even a minor shift to the right or left could radically change the view. I began with a position that seemed obvious to me as a photographer, and then gradually lined up my view with the original using a series of Polaroid tests. The final vantage point was very close to the wall, and this made me wonder. Notman must have been very particular about the view he sought, to choose such an awkward position.

Andrzej Maciejewski

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