April 10, 2007 § 1 Comment
During my recent closet-cleaning frenzy, I found a CD-R of pictures that John and I took nearly ten years ago. I was researching Montreal’s post-rock scene at the time, and I asked John to take me on a photographic tour of Mile End, intending to use the results as a visual record for my MA thesis. Unfortunately, the project was destined to take a somewhat different turn, and the CD-R was relegated to a box of knick-knacks and eventually forgotten.
Looking at them again, I realize that I’ve circled back to the impulse that led the pictures being taken, only now that impulse has evolved into an idea. Then, I thought that the places in them were beautiful; now, I understand that they also have value, which is not necessarily the same thing. In any case, I’d like to try to write about some of them in the weeks ahead. I trust you won’t mind.