JUNE 13 - JULY 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to look at my photographs.
I am a retired mathematician from the University of Alberta and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria. Photography is a hobby that probably represents the more visual side of my fascination with pattern.
I am always a bit embarrassed when asked what photographic genre I work in. Except for a great prefernce for black and white photography, I don’t think I have one. I like to think of my photography as simply a response to life itself: “street photography” in its widest sense — whatever out there that draws my attention. I dislike ugliness and try to see the dignity and beauty of people and things above all. None of the pictures you see here is posed, and none of the people who are pictured is anyone that I know.
Black and white photography lives off form, texture, light, and beautiful transitions of tonality. It was these that first drew me to photography as a child, and they remain the principal ways in which I appreciate photographs and approach photography.
The photographs here were mostly taken with a Hasselblad film camera and my present camera, a Leica M9 (digital). I do all my own printing, and in fact the process of rendering the basic information of a negative into a finished print is one of the things I enjoyed in the darkroom and continue to enjoy now in the digital world. The prints here are all inkjet prints (the fancy name is giclée prints, which makes them sound more impressive) from Epson 3000 series photo-printers and are printed on archival material with pigment based inks. They are also mounted on acid-free materials. In other words, they should be very stable over time.
The photographs are for sale (except for the photograph of the Mother and Child). They can be purchased framed as is, or as unmounted prints if you prefer to mount and frame them yourself. Each photograph is limited to an edition of 10 prints.
More photographs can be seen on my website, through which you can also reach me by email.
Robert V. Moody