A marvelous Forty year remembrance of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s bed in staged at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, from May 26 to June 2, 1969 took place at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition was a series of multiple interactive stagings from the famous ladder and magnifying glass of Yoko’s conceptual creation where John climbed the ladder and observed a small piece of type pasted on the ceiling that said “Yes”. This conceptual work marked the beginning of John and Yoko’s fateful and very public love affair. Among all the conceptual displays was a room with John’s famous white grand piano and some ear phones. There where at least eight or nine rooms of Yoko’s conceptual and interactive works where visitors participated in the many varied installations. I took a snap shot of a father holding his daughter as they sat on a piano stool where the famous ballad “Imagine” was composed and played by John. I got the father’s e-mail address and sent them copies of the multiple snap shots I took as they sat and played at the piano. Obviously the father’s young daughter (Her name is Garance) had no idea about the historical significance of this musical instrument. I couldn’t help but marvel at the idea that maybe twenty years into the future this young girl may compose a ballad of her own. Will it be about peace or the dream of man kind living in harmony. Will we have grown or will we still be bound and crippled by intolerance for one another because of our religious and philosophical views? I won’t be here to know, yet I trust her song will be about love and the journey we share as we imagine a world finally grown into the notion that the only real freedom is peace. I have a positive feeling about all this because in the end all we really want is to do what is best for that child held carefully on the knee of her father. Imagine and if you wish you can believe, it really can’t hurt anyone.
From Montreal a work of art grew from the cities glorious graffiti, from galleries and museums, the cities mistress is art. Each edifice is another opportunity to expound. Unlike her sister, Paris is over the top, beyond judgement. Montreal is a city modern and Victorian with a French influence. Montreal is animated yet steady, ornate yet restrained. Montreal is passionately free not a product of revolution but a recipient of change.
Montreal is a series of photographs inspired by a trip to this grand city. This photographic essay is departure from my earlier works. Most of the images are solely Photographic with no other digital manipulation other than what is common by setting color and contrast and cropping. If you see a image you like I will be selling signed very limited edition prints at $350.00 per 11”x17” print. Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating what image you would like and we’ll arrange what ever financial transaction is easiest for you and getting the print to you on next day delivery. Each print will be printed with the highest quality inks on the highest quality photo printing papers, insuring these images will last life times.
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