In a Balinese Temple
11” X 14” Metal frame $200.

Pierre Mineau

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Taken in the holy city of Ubud in Bali, this archival paper print (priced here as an 11” X14”) shows a group of temple musicians who are playing as part of a royal burial ceremony. I love the intensity (perhaps a touch of boredom?) on their faces … and the pile of sandals casually left off stage. You can see more of my photography at pierremineau.com (website only partially constructed at this point) and/or contact me at [email protected] for sales and enquiries.
I have owned a camera and have been a keen photographer since the age of 12. Black and white print making, using 35mm, medium format and a 4X5 land camera, became my main method of expression in the 70s, 80s and 90s — drawing inspiration from the likes of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Minor White. Like many of my peers, I made the transition to the digital medium and now enjoy the huge latitude that is now offered by these new tools, while trying to stay true to the essence of what makes a great photograph – striking compositions as well as the skillful use of light and shadow to provide visual interest and intrigue.
Much of my photography features the natural environment, both above and below the surface of the water. When the human element does enter into my photography, it tends to reflect days gone by when we were in a more reasonable equilibrium with the other inhabitants of our shared planet. I have made my home on Salt Spring Island where I am active in the arts and photography community. In 2019, I chaired an island-wide photography festival – Photofest. This year’s edition has been canceled because of COVID. We hope you can join us in June 2021.