#1 Elegy: Montreal
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edition 1/5, framed dimensions 18 x 23 in.
Images made on 4 x 5 negatives in 1979, printed digitally on Canson rag paper using pigment ink.
"My idea was to capture the essence of the cities through the abrasions found on the surfaces that we walk by but rarely see. It's these peripherals that make the poetry of a city. These three images are of wallpaper found in abandoned houses, part of the fabric that people once called home. Graffiti, torn posters, paint splotches - all tell a story of things past."
-Peter Thompson, 2023